The value of TVET College and Industry collaboration for training artisans of the 21st Century

Mar 4th, 2019
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ZINI GODDEN
Skills Development for a Green Economy ll Programme - GIZ

Educators and industry players, generally operate in divergent worlds. Their networks and associations have few overlaps, resulting in limited understanding and appreciation for each other’s operational reality.

The resulting chasm is particularly counterproductive in the TVET context. The TVET sector is expected to produce graduates equipped with technical and vocational skills that can readily be utilised in the “world of work”. Additionally, the fast pace of technological development, requires agile curricula and delivery methodologies that are
responsive to industry contexts. The value of TVET Colleges is thus increasingly dependent on partnering with Industry to train young people for the future. This is necessary to ensure significant, practical workplace exposure in order to produce graduates that are suitably qualified for 21st century work contexts.

Source: TVET College Times

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