Why Industry Hesitates to Partner with Government

Industry and government are not natural partners. The job of industry is to make money for shareholders. The function of government is to support civil society and, as a corollary, support the infrastructure industry requires so that the economy can grow and thrive. But industry by its nature is rarely generous and sharing. And so government … Read more

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Culture: A Challenge to TVET

In TVET today, there is the constant challenge that very little research has been done on the relationship between skills development and culture. How do we go about developing  systems that fit into the country’s culture, values, traditions and social interaction as well as its particular level of development?  Timing is everything. In the past, development … Read more

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Is the Knowledge Gap Getting Bigger?

Knowledge is now the hot stuff in today’s techno world. It is the commodity that matters, it is traded, it attracts capital and advantages someone who has it. Unhappily, it is also creating a disparity not yet experienced before. Countries and businesses run after ideas, innovations and new research as fast as they can and … Read more

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Understanding Technical and Vocational Education and Training

TVET has been talked to death. The determination of academics to square the circle seems almost unstoppable. TVET is aligned with academic education but it has quite a different series of objectives. Building a TVET System on Careers By continuing to use vocational as an identifier, the academic community guarantees that parents will reject what … Read more

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