Technical and Vocational Education (TVET)
Developing Asia and the Pacific provides a rich array of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) experiences, but too often these have recorded only modest results. On the whole, training and skills development systems in developing member countries are not fully equipped to produce graduates with competencies that are aligned to the needs of the labor market. Still, there is much to be learned from past and current TVET programs as countries work to make improvements in this important subsector.
Among the required changes are:
- strengthening TVET's links to industry and workplace training
- basing TVET on standards that are set or validated by industry
- making learner placement, internships, and on-the-job training programs regular features of TVET delivery
- coordinating TVET development with government departments responsible for trade and industry, workplace relations, and science and technology, to align skills being taught with government policy directions
Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the Philippines in the Age of Industry 4.0This report highlights the vital role of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to build a competitive and socially inclusive workforce in the Philippines in the wake of Industry 4.0.
COVID-19 Impact on Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Sri LankaThis brief presents evidence on the impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Sri Lanka.
Reaping the Benefits of Industry 4.0 through Skills Development in CambodiaThis report explores the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on the future of Cambodia's job market, particularly in tourism and garment manufacturing as the top two industries with the largest employment in the country.
Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs: Key Issues, Concerns, and ProspectsThis book contains a compilation of articles covering diverse perspectives on the dramatic evolution of work in Asia and the Pacific as well as the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on skills and workforce development.
Bhutan and the Asian Development Bank – Partnership for Inclusive Growth: Development Effectiveness BriefThis publication highlights how ADB and Bhutan are working together to achieve more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient growth.