Sunday, May 18, 2014

Skill training strategies – hopeful trends from across the globe

The skill training ecosystem has become a necessity when the conventional TVET failed to meet the tremendous demand of the industry for skilled manpower. The failure of the conventional TVET is not limited to numbers alone; it has failed in providing quality as well. Again, this issue is not limited to a few counties or geographic areas alone. It is found to be a common issue across the globe.

Well, this situation has brought in a very serious responsibility   of devising effective strategies for imparting skill training with particular care to prevent the gaps in the conventional TVET from creeping into the skill ecosystem also. 

One common and very positive development in the skill ecosystem is the willingness of the policy makers and implementing agencies to make extensive consultations with all stakeholders for identifying skill gaps with reference to industrial sectors and developing skill development strategies that are capable of plugging the gaps that are being identified. The stakeholders includes policy makers, implementing agencies, employer industries, academicians, training service providers, placement agencies, assessment service providers, labour market and TVET research organizations , students, parents, funding agencies, social workers etc 

This participation of the industry is not limited to consultation alone, whereas, in many parts of the world, they actively participate in course identification, course development, delivery, quality control, assessment, internship and recruitment – the full life-cycle of skill business. Let us hope this will sustain.

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