Arab region. Enhancing institutionalized partnerships between TVET institutions and the world of work in the Arab region
The report presents the results of the trends mapping study on the future of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teaching. The study aimed to engage the international TVET community to: (i) improve the understanding of the implications of global disruptions; (ii) gather knowledge, insights, experiences; and (iii) highlight promising practices in preparing TVET teaching staff to deliver the skills needed in the 21st century and beyond.
What is vocational excellence, why is it important, and how is it developed and for whom? This paper tries to: address the complexity of vocational excellence; explain the different types of centres of vocational excellence (CoVEs), which embody vocational excellence, their missions and functions; and identify good practices that work well in different contexts.
This practical guide helps TVET institutions to focus on what really drives entrepreneurial learning by providing the tools to assess the needs of the target group and the framework to explore the added value of an entrepreneurial learning ecosystem.
The result of the study shows that communication, thinking and problem-solving skills were perceived as very important by industrial employers, so it has been suggested for the Malaysian Vocational College (KV) management team to teach their students with those attributes before they proceed to the job seeking process.
India is a growing country in terms of both the number of young people and its economic expansion. Therefore, skilling is crucial both at policy level and for educational institutions. Yet, apart from general statements concerning the ‘lack of attractiveness of vocational education’, no research-based findings exist about this topic in India.
Career Colleges, also known as private vocational schools, offer over 160 vocational training programs in Saskatchewan to prepare students for employment in a specific occupation such as business, health services, fashion, esthetics, hairstyling, and more. These school are privately owned and operated but must be registered with the Ministry of Advanced Education and have approval of the programs they offer.
The purpose of this study was to establish the significance of entrepreneurial culture in vocational training centres in the higher and tertiary education sector. This research was motivated by difficulties currently being faced by graduates from vocational training centres in finding jobs after graduating as well as failing to start their own businesses and create employment due to lack of adequate skills required for job creation and economic development.
Using a TVET institution as the setting, Robert Chiwamba, STEP ambassador has launched Taima (Here We Stand) to call on all of Malawi to end gender based violence. The poem Taima (Here We Stand) calls on all people to take a stand against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and particularly for men to be role models as advocates for the elimination of GBV. The poem launch was one of the many important activities to mark 16 days of activism against gender based violence. The video is in the local language Chichewa but with English sub-titles.
A contribution of Arthur E. Shears, UNESCO Team Leader, Skills and Technical Education Program (STEP) in Malawi email@example.com
This paper provides new evidence on how the presence of immigrant peers in the classroom affects native student achievement. Vocational
training institutions provide the ideal setting for studying these effects because they attract not only disproportionately high shares of immigrants but also the lowest ability native students. We adopt a value added model, and exploit within-school variation both within and across cohorts for identification. Our results show small negative average effects on maths test scores that are larger for low ability native students, strongly non-linear and only observable in classes with a high (top 20%) immigrant concentration. These outcomes are driven by classes with a high average linguistic distance between immigrants and natives, with no apparent role played by ethnic diversity.
This paper estimates the causal effect of vocational high school (VHS) education on employment likelihood relative to general high school (GHS) education in Turkey using census data.
Study of models of VETiS to analyse the capacity of VETiS to play an effective role in youth transitions. The discussion of the efficacy of VETiS for young people is centred around three key themes: the contested purpose of VETiS; the uneasy fit of VETiS within structures of senior secondary education; and the complexity of the inherently cross-sectoral nature of VETiS delivery.