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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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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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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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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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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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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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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