When U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he would expand the federal program on apprenticeships, interest in the job training plan picked up considerable steam. Those who hail the idea frequently look to Germany and its apprenticeship system for why this model might work. The German program is often credited with helping the country weather
Jamaica : Vocational Education and Training (VET) has long been recognized in Jamaica as having a significant role to play in the creation of a highly skilled, productive, and competitive workforce. It is seen as the main vehicle through which the pervasive problem of youth unemployment can be adequately addressed. But it can be argued
Netherlands : The number of job vacancies for young people is increasing rapidly in the Netherlands, especially for young people with vocational qualifications. Between September 2016 and February 2017 there were a total of 214 thousand vacancies at vocational level, according to a study by benefits agency UWV and the organization for cooperation between vocational
New Delhi : India by 2022 would require around 4 million skilled workers to fill sports related professional vacancies in diverse capacities. This provides a great opportunity to industry to skill workers to meet the rising demand, said Harinder Sidhu, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, at the ‘Australia-India Sports Partnership Meet’ on the theme ‘Importance
London : Google’s recent investment in London is set to put the tech company at the heart of the city. Details of its new Kings Cross Campus emerged earlier this month, describing an 11-storey building to act as Google’s HQ in London. Now, Google has announced a Digital Skills Academy to open in Central London.
Washington DC : The kickoff of President Trump’s apprenticeship push includes a call for new money, a less balky federal approach to registered apprenticeships and more openness to non college providers handling the educational side of those programs. The U.S. Department of Labor, Trump is expected to announce a grant program of up to $200
San Jose (California) : Biarca is formally launching the first available Cloud Native Developer Instructor led Skills training program in India, in partnership with the Cloud Foundry Foundation. This is the recommended course for certification on the recently launched Cloud Foundry Certified Developer (CFCD) exam, also developed by Biarca. According to Abby Kearns, Executive Director,
Islamabad : With the purpose of strengthening think tanks exchanges between Pakistan and China, enhancing cooperation on vocational education and enhancing the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, approved by the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, a 9-member Chinese delegation under the leadership of the President of Chinese Think Tank Association of Special economic Zones, Mr.
Ghana : An educationist is urging government to introduce skills development courses into educational curricula. Foundation Vice Chancellor of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Professor Esi Awuah says the challenges of the times require students to have multiple skills to survive. She was speaking at the launch of the Golden Jubilee celebration of
New York : US job openings surged to a record high in April and employers appeared to have trouble finding suitable workers, pointing to a tightening labour market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month. The Labor Department’s monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, published on Tuesday