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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Why Career Coaching in TVET Institutions

How will a career coach benefit your students?  More than ever, you and I need a career coach. The job environment has changed, and the picture no longer resembles what has been familiar to us. Just look at the jobs advertised in today’s papers or online platforms. How many of those jobs do you recognize? … Read more

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Empowering Maldives Women in Woodworking and Furniture Carpentry

The Maldives Institute of Technology’s Journey on Empowering WomenCompiled by:Mariyam Hudhna Shareef MIT’s Woodworking & Furniture Carpentry course was introduced and delivered under the Women’s Skills Training Program (WST). It was launched in 2019 to empower women with skills and to stimulate them to take occupations that had been neglected by women for ages. ​ … Read more

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Freedom to Act in TVET Organizations

Why is Freedom to Act Necessary in TVET Organisations? When implementors share in the decision-making, most likely, the decisions have stronger buy-in. When members of an organization buy into the policies, this is already half of the battle won.  It is important, in fact, of great strategic value to have the implementers share in the … Read more

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Dyson Opens Its Own Institute

“Inventor Sir James Dyson is to open his own institute to train engineers, who he says are badly needed if UK companies are to remain competitive.” Dyson is not the only one complaining. Many other industry leaders in different countries have said exactly the same thing. In the Philippines, business tycoon Gokongwei has long ago … Read more

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Are Your Students Ready for the Job Market?

We have fixed traditions in education. The needs of the next level up are set by the professors who teach that level. It really makes sense for a system focused on the cultural development of 19th century English gentlemen but it has almost nothing to do with getting kids ready for employment. As an example, … Read more

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8 Ways of Attracting Students to TVET

Parents of school age children usually hate TVET, unless they are German, Swiss or Austrian. In those countries, high level skills have high level status but for the rest of the world they’re seen as a broken dream by parents who want lawyers, engineers, doctors and space pilots. ​So, how do you attract students and … Read more

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