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Insights on the role of Technical and Vocational Education & Training in supporting youth livelihoods

April 27, 2022   the Global Opportunity Youth Network (GOYN)

GDI and the Global Opportunity Youth Network (GOYN) partnered with the African Union and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) to share insights on the role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in supporting youth livelihoods in African economies.

Guidelines for Fostering Entrepreneurship through the TVET sector

Entrepreneurship is a critical driver of growth for African economies and while entrepreneurship has the potential to deliver much-needed economic growth, entrepreneurs themselves require supportive ecosystems to fully capitalize on their value. In this context of a growing youth population in many countries along with economies still far from recovery, technical and vocational institutions have an opportunity to enhance their contribution to local populations and the world of work.

Read these guidelines to further understand the model which could be used to foster entrepreneurship within the TVET system.

A Handbook for TVET Managers for Building Demand-Based Partnerships

Over the last two decades, the case for partnerships in demand-responsive or demand-driven vocational education has been made clear. In fact, many TVET staff have reiterated the benefits of partnering with employers, including developing higher quality programming and demand-based skills-training and improving career outcomes for TVET students.

To fully tap into the benefits of partnerships, TVETs cannot continue to rely on organic, ad hoc engagements, which are rarely strategic. Download this handbook for guidance on how to build effective partnerships.