Business Recorder, 18 September 2014 - Benazir Income Support Programme Chairman Senator Enver Baig (Retd) has sought more funds from the Asian Development Bank with the objective of imparting training skills to youth and launching new health programmes for the vulnerable across Pakistan. While briefing ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the BISP Tehsil office Taxila on Wednesday, Baig said the programme needs more funds to initiate some viable programmes.
Bloomberg, 18 September 2014 - After a failed attempt at making it to the elite Indian Institute of Technology, Mudassir Hussain is giving it another go at the college seen as a ticket to a lucrative job in the U.S.
Student Reporter, 16 September 2014 - Meet 34-year-old Julius Sematla from Mentz village, Limpopo province. Five years ago, he was staying with his parents and jobless. Out of desperation, he bought a few packets of candy to resell, just to get a bit of pocket money. After realizing that he could sell the candy quickly, he thought of increasing his stock and set up a small table, under an umbrella, to sell it.
This report is the result of joint efforts the Department of Technical and Vocational Education (DTVE) of the Ministry of Education and Sports, the Lao-German Program ‘Human Resource Development for Market Economy’ (HRDME III) and contracted consultants. Non-formal vocational training in Lao PDR has its roots in general adult education, especially related to alphabetisation. On this background the IVET concept was developed to connect these vocational training efforts closer to formal vocational training. Despite the fact that IVET had been officially introduced as pilot project in 2003 the approach is relatively new and therefore specific information and experiences are rare. Non-formal VET is a specific part of the IVET approach and of great importance to continuously achieve the integrated approach in order to ensure inclusion of disadvantaged youth into training and lay thereby foundations for employment or self-employment thereby improving income and livelihood of those target groups. This study tries to close the gap and provides specific information about non-formal training, its organisation, former participants and changes in their professional life after participation in such courses. The Non-formal Tracer Study 2014 (NFTS-14) was conducted from April to June 2014 by Lao-German Development Consulting in cooperation with DTVE and the respective schools.
This report is the result of joint efforts involving the Department of Technical and Vocational Education (DTVE) of the Ministry of Education and Sports, the Lao-German Program ‘Human Resource Development for Market Economy’ (HRDME III) and contracted consultants. This report follows similar undertakings, namely the National Baseline Tracer Study 2006 and the National Tracer Study 2011 and tries to provide comparable information. However, due to changing circumstances the focus of this year’s tracers study shifted towards Integrated Vocational Education and Training (IVET) Schools keeping a number of TVET institutions as control group in the sample. On the other hand more detailed information has been collected from employers of graduates of vocational training institutions thereby allowing a better analysis to be conducted directly relating to the relationship between vocational training and labour markets. The Tracer Study 2013 (TS-13) was conducted from April to October 2013 by Lao-German Development Consulting in cooperation with DTVE and the respective schools.
The ninth quarterly newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam focuses on skills and productivity issues - the main theme of the 6th APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi.
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