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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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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The Need for New Pathways in TVET Delivery

It is not too late for Government skills development managers to reach beyond the linear, step by step delivery system in TVET. It is now time to explore and search for more inclusive ways to engage the country’s workforce in mastering new technologies to live better, and the economy can get into a higher gear. … Read more

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The Astounding Benefits of Developing Credit and Non Credit Part Time Learning

Part Time, Continuing Education (CE), Night School, whatever you want to call it, this form of learning is not only the hope for upgrading the workforce, but in cost recovery, CE is an education and training institutions most important market tool. Naturally, its effectiveness as a revenue tool depends on how well you understand the market … Read more

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Demand for Higher level TVET Training?

There are millions of out of school youth who are unemployed or underemployed. This number increases per year. Efforts are being made to both reduce the school leaving rate and to develop a non-formal education program which can meet some of the needs of this group.  However, these efforts at re-entry have had little short … Read more

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Levy System in TVET funding

While there is a range of alternative funding mechanisms for TVET, the most common is a levy-grant model.  The OECD, in preparation for the Southeast Asia Regional Policy Network on Education and Skills in Cebu, Philippines on the 11-12 October 2016, reviewed the history of funding mechanisms in technical and vocational education and concluded that: … Read more

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