The image of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is often quite low in many countries. This includes those with advanced industrial economies as well those with developing economies. The outcomes of having such a low image include a reluctance of young people and their parents to consider TVET as a viable educational option, … Continue reading
Canada considers technical and vocational education and training (TVET) essential for all residents to actively engage in the country’s knowledge-based economy. The mission of TVET along with the whole Canadian education system is to provide students with high-quality learning opportunities and the required skills to enter the labour market. TVET programmes are therefore aligned to … Continue reading
Coordination is a wide-ranging term which this publication interprets as covering interaction between different ministries and government agencies at a national level; interaction between national, subnational and local structures and agencies; and interaction with social partners such as employers, trade unions and civil society organizations. The publication focuses primarily on the interaction between government ministries … Continue reading
This document provides a summary of the UK’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system and how it provides the UK economy with highly skilled people. It contains the following sections: 1. WHY SKILLS ARE IMPORTANT TO THE UK 2. WHAT ARE TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS? 3. ABOUT THE UK SKILLS SYSTEM 4. A … Continue reading
Rwanda and Germany yesterday signed three financing agreements worth Rwf15 billion to support Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Continue reading
Efforts by the federal government to revitalise Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in Nigeria is moving at a slow pace because of poor public perception. Minister of Education Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i stated this at the launch of the 2012 Education For All Global Monitoring Report with the theme ‘Youth and Skills: Putting Education … Continue reading
‘Many countries face significant skills gaps across a range of industries, particularly in technical and specialized fields’ says Boston Consulting Group . These gaps persist despite distressingly high unemployment rates even in developed economies. Jobs remain unfilled even as potential workers, lacking the skills and training that industries require, sit idle. Technical and vocational education … Continue reading
Three out of five unemployed in sub-Saharan Africa are young. This video explores the importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in giving young people in Africa a better chance for finding jobs. It is published by UNESCO’s Regional Office for Education in Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal (2011).