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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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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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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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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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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The Impact of a Massive Shift in TVET Demand

The last 10 years has had a massive impact on the demand for the skills and numbers of TVET graduates in developed economies. The final triumph of computerization in every facet of economic life and those without basic computer management capabilities are squeezed further and further into two very narrow employment corrals. At the bottom, … Read more

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TVET and the Growing Global Mobility of Labour

Has TVET a role in this growing labour migration across international borders? What can a Government, especially the agency responsible for TVET, do to facilitate this global mobility of the workforce? Global mobility is not just a trend. It is here to stay. Even in the most remote of parts of a country, labour moves … 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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Skills Bridging in TVET: The Cambodia Experience

What do you do in a small country which after thirty years of war and massive rural poverty, has well over a million out of school youth with no skills and no real hope of a future career? Cambodia faced this challenge and fortunately, the ADB managed Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) was prepared … Read more

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