Have we Made TVET too Complicated?

TVET Students in Cambodia.

After spending millions on NQF and Standards and all the “stuff” to have homogenized TVET, is there any evidence at all that employers are the slightest bit happier with our graduates?

All I hear is the continued plea for reasonable soft skills (employability skills) including good computer competence.

Most employers are happy to train whatever workforce they need themselves when kids meet the basic literacy requirements.

When new factories open, they hire and train themselves often moving some skilled workers from other factories as trainers or role models. 

Far better to pay employers to take apprentices where a higher level skills package is needed than to fund schools that teach about a skill, rarely to actually practice the skill.

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