Germany is a world leader in TVET reform and progress. It’s always been an important part of the education system in Germany. In 2014 alone, over half a million students went through Germany’s dual model TVET system, which pairs firm-based training with a school component. But, it’s the country’s broader qualification structure that sets it apart. Read More
Rapid economic development is on Myanmar’s horizon. Experts have predicted an 8.4% annual GDP growth for the nation this year – a ground-breaking growth rate, up from 5.9% in 2011. Technology trends and large amount of relatively-free moving capital are to thank for Myanmar’s recent (and continual) growth.
But, as it stands, the country’s workforce simply doesn’t match the increasing economic demand.
Until 1996, all of Myanmar’s vocational schools were organised under one umbrella. This created a large gap in education and training available for mid-level technicians. Read More
Education, vocational training, and life skills are what Ecuador needs to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum. All Ecuadorians must have 21st century skills to succeed in their fast-evolving global digital economy.
Literacy and numeracy skills, as well as collaboration, creativity, and problem solving skills could help take the country to new horizons. As it stands, for people in Ecuador there is a gap in the education they need. Many countries in Latin America rely on volunteers to teach English, yet this isn’t sustainable. Read More
All eyes are on Germany’s reformation of Thailand’s vocational education system – using TVET as a foundation to work up the ranks from apprentice to Managing Director.
As it stands, there are 426 colleges in Thailand, with the equivalent number of private colleges. While there’s adequate facilities for locals, the country faces ongoing issues.
Recently, the Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC) invested in an extra 14,000 teachers to fill the ongoing shortage issue – but low salaries do little to retain quality staff and informal training. And there’s a stigma attached to TVET, with Thai families encouraging a bachelor’s degree, instead of building vocational skills. Unfortunately, some students graduate with a standard degree and struggle to find work. Read More
Merging economic and workforce development, the WTIF addresses business challenges, ensuring skills match to improve productivity.
With a new level of open mindedness, there is flexibility in the approach, evidence collection, independent analysis and engagement to create realistic and pragmatic partnerships. Read More
For some time, Pakistan has had a TVET system that doesn’t match its requirements. There’s no systematic approach to monitoring labour market demand.
As a result, there’s a complexity of issues including economic demand, under utilisation of facilities, lack of autonomy, and informal sector training. Millions of young Pakistanis enter the job market annually but lack relevant skills. Read More
Nepal is one of the ten fastest nations making development gains in terms of the Human Development Index in the past four decades. Yet, half of Nepal’s population living below the poverty line while their public spending on healthcare is a tiny US $3.10 per person.
Nepal’s current education system isn’t serving the people. As a result, the nation is failing to move forward in helping employ locals. What’s needed is a hands-on approach to VET training that actually meets industry opportunities.
According to Annapurna Post’s analysis, “we have to internalise that skill is our base and utilise the natural and human resources and thus raise our national productivity. This is the only way to achieve economic and social progress and reduce poverty.” Read More
Botswana has transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the fastest growing economies – from a bleak $70 GDP per capita in the late 1960s to the current $18,825 GDP per year.
Mining, cattle and tourism drive the economy. Its high gross national income gives it a comfortable standard of living for two million population.
The nation’s GDP has been growing an average of 5-6% in the past 10 years, with the new Government planning to boost spending on infrastructure, education, and health to bring growth up to 7%. Read More
Sri Lanka is a small country with a large, yearly population growth rate. As it stands, this little island is home to 20.48 million people – close to the population of Australia.
And for the youth of Sri Lanka, it’s tough. They’re unskilled and over a quarter (25.1%) of them are unemployed. It’s a huge challenge the country is working to tackle, and if Sri Lanka plans to sustain their annual 8% GDP growth goal, a highly skilled workforce is needed. Read More