Rethinking Pathways to Employment: Technical and Vocational Training for The Digital Age

By Romina Bandura and Paul Grainger


Technical and vocational training (TVET) generally suffers from low esteem and is regarded as inferior to academic study. Moreover, TVET institutions that were established to be authoritative in knowledge and skills, need to adapt to an environment where the knowledge flow is reversed, with skills increasingly being generated within economic activity. Technology is also changing the kind of skills required by employers. A new relationship between educator and employer must be established for effective, high profile TVET and work-based learning programmes. We propose a B20-L20-T20 collaboration and a G20 database on TVET to promote best practices.