Why TVET Must Focus on Digital Education

Digital skills are driving competitiveness in today’s economy. Countries below the digital divide must struggle to bring their populations to a level where they can catch up… and then keep up. Education today is no longer driven by the public sector as this has fallen off the way with its turtle-like response to faster changes … Read more

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Why TVET Institutions Must Catch Up Quickly on Digital Learning

The appetite for online learning has increased exponentially, especially with the recent pandemic. It looks as if many private learning businesses offer the fastest responses, and public institutions lag and do catch up job slowly.  Why the resistance, and what can institutions do about it? While many technical colleges in developed economies engage themselves in … Read more

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Online Training in TVET

Is your institution catching on the online training market? If it is not, then you are losing out. This internationally growing field is gaining more attention and credibility. It is becoming the program of choice of many who enroll for retraining or upgrading their skills.  Many post-secondary institutions today see online training as critical to … Read more

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The Future of TVET

​Jobs move from country to country because of cost and competence. The costs of labour, power, transport, raw materials are all part of the decision matrix used in choosing where to locate manufacturing and support services. ​But one key equation now having a massive impact on job location is the balance between labour cost and … Read more

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Hands-On Approach to TVET Teaching

TVET graduates must be able to perform hands on actions. Knowing about things is interesting. Knowing how to do things is the only way to get an entry level job. TVET systems based on engineers talking about technology is as useless as a piano school with no pianos. In many countries, engineers have practical hands-on … Read more

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TVET Equipment: How to Search and Evaluate

Every profession has its tools, and the more compelling these tools are, the higher is their output.  Similarly, we know that a TVET educator needs access to effective technology and methodologies to teach relevant skills. Studies show that TVET educators spend an unreasonable amount of time searching for and keeping up to date with the … Read more

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Are TVET Institutions Quietly Falling Off the Edge in Today’s Digital World?

Knowledge is the economy’s rocket fuel. The key skill is the knowledge of how to learn.  Individuals who can’t learn are soon redundant. Companies that don’t learn are vilified and sold short. But not everyone is actively playing in this competition. In fact, many TVET institutions are not yet waking up to the new reality. While … Read more

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