Less developed countries need not emulate wealthier ones when establishing their technical and vocational training systems.
Sri Lanka is making progress on improving public TVET, but IT courses have yet to generate the needed employment opportunities.
It’s an inevitable process to harness the power of the digital revolution in education programs.
More available skills at a low cost will help young Uzbeks make the most of their education.
In today’s global economic context, maintaining Asia’s economic growth requires transforming education systems and realigning the labor supply to match new employer needs.
Skills alignment should be a priority among governments and the private sector in the region to provide young people the skills employers need to give them jobs.
Completing a short training course doesn’t necessarily provide the ‘employability edge.’ What else is at play?
One key challenge that restricts the region’s further growth potential is how to not only overcome TVET exclusion, but also deepen the talent pool and facilitate its integration into the market.
What can policymakers do to provide young people with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly technology-driven world? How can young people themselves play a bigger role in skills development?
Even in countries with strongly performing, business-friendly economies, a positive relationship between education and training rates and employment outccomes is not automatic. We can clearly see this in Asia.