10 Key Lessons in Revenue Generation​ for TVET

How did TVET get into the position that forces administrators of government funded institutions to learn the business skills of revenue generation and the development of  a dynamic leadership role? Basically, most governments simply cannot afford the total cost of trade and technician institutions for the future. TVET is VERY expensive. Allowing institutions to simply … Read more

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Employability Skills for TVET Graduates

Business and industry representatives in both developed and developing countries have expressed considerable dissatisfaction with the general level of preparedness of prospective entry-level employees. Employers usually find that they have: (i) unclear direction and goals with very little understanding of their career path; (ii) low self confidence and poor motivation; (iii) low level of academic … Read more

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10 Management Tips for TVET Leaders

Stop looking in the rearview mirror. Leave the past to archaeologists and anthropologists. Lead Change. Drive change. Help people adapt to change.  ​Be the change you want them to become. Mahatma Gandhi Push yourself to try the unfamiliar. Do the things you are not quite prepared to do. Add value through innovation. Look at things with new … Read more

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A Basic Marketing Plan for a Small Public TVET Institution

Public sector institutions rarely have marketing plans. As they are essentially supply driven, they do not feel the need to respond to the market for their goods and services in the same way as private sector organizations.  ​However, as public (government) institutions are pressured to secure funding beyond government grants, their desire to understand their … Read more

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How to Incorporate TVET in High School

Many high schools in various countries have realized the importance of offering technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to high school students. Many high schools in various countries have realized the importance of offering technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to high school students. Why all of a sudden this interest? Parents, students, … Read more

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TVET Teacher Training: The Model that Does Not Work

Industry expects TVET graduates to have both a theoretical knowledge of the technology they are studying and job skills to apply their learning in the workplace. As few teachers have any industrial, hands-on skills, most students can meet only half of the requirement when they graduate. To overcome this deficit, in-industry, on-the-job, work release, dual … Read more

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Why Employer Based Training is Key to Economic Success

Employer Based Training (EBT) is at the foundation of a nation’s economic success. It wants to make every employer a training campus and every employee a part time learner. It will take time and resources, but the training partnership between employers and institutions is underway and EBT will be an excellent addition to any TVET system.  … Read more

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Top 5 Technical School to University Transitioning Concerns

While many technical and vocational school students are only seeking the skills and certificate they’ll earn through their vocational courses, some  others use vocational schools as a stepping-stone to higher education. If this is the course you’re planning, there are a few things to consider as you make the transition.  And remember, even if it’s … Read more

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