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Vocational educational / Not an option for losers

If the perception that vocational education is an “option for losers” persists, unemployment and social instability will continue to escalate.

This argument emerged as a major focus in the first day of the World Innovation Summit for Education (Wise) held in Doha, Qatar this week. The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development launched the summit in 2009.

This year’s gathering, titled “Collaborating for Change”, has drawn more than 1 000 delegates from 100 countries, including educationists, politicians, NGO leaders and employers.

International experts at the summit on Tuesday stressed that for vocational education to meet skills shortages across the globe, governments need to play their role by introducing policy reforms that will attract youth to these educational institutions.

But Valerie Hannon, co-author of the book Learning a Living, which was launched at the summit, said that in many countries vocational training is still seen “as an option for losers”…

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via Vocational educational not an ‘option for losers’ | Education | Mail & Guardian.

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13 thoughts on “Vocational educational / Not an option for losers

  1. Reblogged this on Kim Bethke, Career Guerilla and commented:
    This selection of posts argues that vocational training is “for dummies”, but it’s actually amazing training, networking and hands on access to job skills.
    Especially for students that hated school, internationally educated professionals, and career changers; thinking about vocational training could be your steps to a new life!

    Posted by kimberleybethke | November 14, 2012, 7:27 pm
  2. As a Newbie, I am permanently exploring online for articles that can aid me. Thank you

    Posted by Amedar Consulting | November 16, 2012, 3:44 am
  3. I’m certainly an advocate of vocational courses to advance a person’s knowledge.
    I’ve discovered that it can be much less expensive than traditional college learning and in addition it enables one to target the field of study instead of have to take added courses that are not relevant to your major. I believe that vocational courses are something which people need to be more mindful of as a training and education option.

    Posted by vocational education and training | December 11, 2012, 12:10 am

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