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
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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
India, and across the Asia-Pacific region, there’s a huge push for upskilling in one area of training. The Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) system in India needs to expand very rapidly, in order to cater for the 5-6 million youth entering the labour force every year.
Add to this a fast-growing economy and upskilling India’s 53% illiterate workforce has never been more critical. As it stands, less than 10% of the workforce has acquired vocational skills.
India’s current skill development has four major parts: Read More
The Maldives is a unique place where people are the most important resource – and this is starting to turn heads towards the small island nation.
Local initiatives are starting to form to combat the 11.60% unemployment rate and the high number of youth (26.50%) with no jobs.
The country has also recognised the demand for people with technical skills, with programs being launched as possible solutions.
It is fair to say that Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia has been going through a paced reform process but things are about to get sped up with global forces and digital disruption taking over.
Back in 2013 we were predicting many of these reforms and were talking about the need for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to collaborate, diversify, niche or die (This is the presentation at the ACPET National Conference in 2013 – you can have a laugh at the Vanilla Ice sound bites!).
Now the question for most of you is “how can I jump ahead of my peers, carve out pole position in innovative products and services, and integrate new discovery technologies into my business?”
It is fitting to be writing this thought provoking blog today at the end of the quarter, outlining the 9 things that RTOs must come to grips with in the next 3 months so you are not left behind. Read More
Over half (53.8%) of Peru’s population is under the age of 25 and the number of people entering the workforce is on a steady rise too.
Between 2003 and 2011, the workforce grew from 2.3 million in 2003, to 3.7 million. However, Peru is battling a large unskilled workforce, with many of their local talent leaving for opportunities abroad.
Peru’s construction industry
Mexico is experiencing its lowest unemployment since 2008, according to recent statistics. More Mexicans are entering the workforce everyday – which is positively linked to investment in education.
Investing in their workers
While one of the fastest-growing economies in South America, Chile is in need of skilled workers – particularly in mining and construction. However, due to the country’s low unemployment, local employers are recruiting and training workers.
In an attempt to address the skills gap, the Government has launched the More Opportunities and Better Jobs program, which aims to make Chile’s economy stronger by 2020. Over 50 initiatives, including lowering taxes and attracting investment, will drive this mission. Read More
With a growing rate (1.4 million) entering the labour market per year, skill development is crucial. As it stands, only 27% of Vietnamese workers have job-relevant training… with only 15% having completed formal vocational training.
The Government has set a goal in place: to reform vocational education. Read More
A recent survey in Canada details employers’ struggle to find candidates with the skills they need – with 68% finding it hard to find the right staff. On-the-job experience, interpersonal skills, problem solving and technical abilities are lacking.
Skills shortages, an ageing population and an evolving business environment are making it different to recruit and retain employees but Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) can help to address these problems. Read More