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
Category Archives: Vocational Education and Training
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
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
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.
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.
In recent years, direct trade with China has contributed 5.5% to Australia’s GDP and figures have only increased.
November 2014 saw the landmark Australia China Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) launched – giving Australians the access new to the world’s second largest economy. This agreement is for all products imported via Business to Business (B2B).
The agreement puts Australians in a competitive position in key areas such as aged care, agriculture, education, manufacturing exports, services, investment, resources and energy. Alongside trade deals already signed with Korea and Japan, ChAFTA is the newest piece of a powerful alliance between Australia’s major trading partners in North Asia. Read More
A new Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student Loans program introduces caps from January 2017 with more stringent criteria to be a provider, and bans brokers. It will be very interesting to see how the caps, aligned with actual costs, will be determined and what evidence will underpin decision making.
This one program will not, “… return integrity to the vocational education sector.” Read More