TVET definition: the TVET meaning and what it stands for

TVET definition: TVET stands for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. Let’s dissect the meaning of each word from the accronym TVET: Technical refers to: subject matters that are technical in nature, relating to hardware and software, including trouble shooting practises and engineering processes. Vocational relates to: an occupation or an employment, often referring to … Read more

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Change in TVET is Not just Coming, It’s Here

What if we massively expanded manufacturing in western European nations and no new jobs resulted? What if we repatriated industries from less developed countries and employment shrank there with no expansion of employment in the tradition-manufacturing counties? The way we manufacture is changing in lightning speed and an assumption that more industry will create more … Read more

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A More Effective Approach for Government in TVET

Government usually plays a primary role in directly managing the delivery of core social services such as health, education, social welfare and access programs. As governments downsize, they may look for multiple suppliers and providers of services in areas in which partnership participation is possible. As an example, in the Philippines, 80% of University education … Read more

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Towards a More Dynamic Skills Strategy

About 30 % of the skills needed only three years ago are already irrelevant today. The Covid pandemic has highlighted this lack of skills in many seeking employment today because their jobs were suddenly gone. Governments are scrambling to offer free online courses to many of these unemployed. Governor Cuomo has just announced the city … Read more

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Basic Components of an HRD System in National TVET Operations

Human resources development (HRD) is at the core of all TVET operations. Training plans and course design for staff training make sense only in the context of long term staff development with training related to the specific accountabilities of different staff functions. Among its many functions, a Human Resources Department plans the use of the … Read more

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Reinventing the Government Technical College

In many countries, government technical colleges and training institutions are restructuring to meet the demands of the new economy evolving faster than the rockets its building . The requirement is much more than simply adding an IT section or a new programme in automated manufacturing. In fact, the whole environment in which these institutions have worked is … Read more

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Why Existing TVET Systems Are Failing

In many countries in South East Asia, the only growth figure equalling the demand for a skilled workforce is the unhappiness of employers with the graduates of existing TVET systems. The desperation of countries to change this equation is evidenced in a range of “reforms” to skills education that generally have one feature in common…a … Read more

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8 Ways to Ease Youth Unemployment and Underemployment

Millions of school youth are currently unemployed or underemployed. This number increases per year for various reasons. Some cannot follow an academic curriculum. Others do not have an interest in school work. For many, families do not have the money to support them in schools, and they need to contribute to family revenue by helping … Read more

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9 Challenges to TVET in Developing Countries

Although many developing countries have committed resources to TVET and have made substantial progress, challenges still remain in most of the TVET systems. In cultures where resources reside mainly with the  heads of families, change takes time and TVET is not exempt from this. Centralization goes beyond family step be step through government.  Almost everyone … Read more

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A More Effective Model for Investing in Skills

Massive investments continue to grow in the institutionalization of Skills Development. The motivation is understandable. Improving the productivity of the workforce and creating employment opportunities are essential items on the political agenda.   ​More technical schools seem to find this reasonable, especially if academics rather than economic planners lead the planning process. So, most of … Read more

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