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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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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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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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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Public-Private Partnership: A More Effective Approach to Skills Development

As we look around,  there is a scramble by most governments in developing countries to put investments in skills development/TVET institutions having realized that the only way their country can attract new investments, expand existing industry and be competitive in the global market is by up-skilling their work force. These investments are tackling several areas … Read more

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TVET and Human Trafficking

Recently, I heard a story from one of the NGOs working in Cambodia about a trafficked Cambodian expelled  by the Thai police. Sadly, this man had lost his past, forgotten about his village as he had been taken from there when he was so young. He was transferred from one place to the next and possibly injured … Read more

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