Welcome to TVET Journal, a site dedicated to Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
TVET Journal intends to challenge TVET leaders and practitioners to focus energy on how TVET can kickstart economies with the skills they need to compete in the global market.
This site also pushes the latest thinking on Technical and Vocational Education and Training towards employment. Having a skills development system that isn't directly linked to employment is just a waste of energy. It achieves nothing except frustration for its graduates.
Everywhere we hear the cry for a highly skilled work force. We're told this need will be the basis of the great competition between economies. Demand for skills are also changing. As AI continues to develop, not only will robots take on many of the jobs right now, the economy will demand new skills, different skills.
In fact, this is already happening today. Sadly, many educational institutions have not caught up. New platforms for training have come up to take over as the need for different skills arises.
Meanwhile, traditional educational institutions are getting resources but most of the planners don't have a clue as to the increasing skills needs in the economy. If they have, they can't get support from the established bureaucracy and mind set i these institutions.
TVET must innovate at the rate of technological and economic change. This new world demands that TVET educators be committed to the continuous rethinking and redirecting of TVET. Read these recent articles:
The most important motivation for this is the growing understanding that if TVET institutions do not meet the skills needed by employers, students will not be successful in securing a job within the current marketplace. Here are 2 key questions we ask ourselves:
Many of the students who choose TVET are among the first in their families to attend college. Enabling them to be active participants in the work force is a crucial element of social and economic policy.