Skills for Youth Employability through Industry Linkages

17-18/RPPAK |
28-31 August 2017, Pakistan |
Regional Program |

| Program Focus |

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions have been constantly seeking ways to improve and develop their curriculum in order to provide excellent training and education for its students, most of them belonging to the youth sector. However, skills mismatch is still prevalent, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. This problem stems from the shortage of familiarity to the needs and demands of the industries and private institutions. This short-sightedness leads to uneven ratio of skilled youth workforce vis-a-vis the requirements of the industry, resulting to unnecessary underemployment or unemployment. Unfortunately, it is mostly the youth sector that bears the consequence of this problem. Realizing this, CPSC and NAVTTC has partnered to address this concern by organizing this event, envisioned as a venue to share experiences, best practices, new ideas, and effective ways in promoting linkages and understanding between the TVET sector and the various industries within the region, which will eventually help bridge the gap between the skilled workforce and the current human resource demands, and would help the youth to be more competitive in the regional and global labor market.

| Objectives |

The objectives of the Regional Program are to:

  • Inform TVET Stakeholders, TVET Institutions and industrial representatives about the current policy development and collaboration between TVET institutions and industries in the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Create a sustainable industry-institute partnership architecture in the TVET that will facilitate joint activities among participants in the future.
  • Promote and develop market driven competency based curriculum with sustainable industrial linkages.
  • Identify and develop practical mechanisms and comprehensive action plans that will accelerate institute – industry partnership.

| Key Components |

The main contents of the program are:

  • Special Lecture and Theme Paper Presentations
  • Case Study and Experience Sharing
  • Group Tasks and Discussion
  • Study Visit
  • Action Planning

| Target Group |

TVET teachers/trainers/managers from technical training institutions, TVET related organizations and relevant officials from various TVET related government agencies

| Collaborating Partner |

National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), Pakistan