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August 23, 2017

International

The World Bank Implementation Support Team ranked Edo high in transparency and accountability for TVET implementation

The World Bank Implementation Support Team has ranked Edo high in transparency and accountability in the implementation of the State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) among four partnering states in Nigeria. The leader of the support team, Mr Isimaila Ceesay disclosed  this when he led other members of the team on a courtesy visit

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $80M in Pre-Apprenticeship Grants

United States : The U.S. Department of Labor announced $80 million in grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk individuals ages 16-to-24. “There are pathways to successful careers outside of traditional education models,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “There are 6.2 million open jobs in the U.S., including 228,000

Diamond Bank sustains support for skills development of NYSC members

Nigeria : Diamond Bank has continued to showcase its passion for youth development, youth empowerment and support for young entrepreneurs through the National Youth Service Corps Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (NYSC SAED) initiative as it rewarded a set of Youth Corp members for the third year in a row. Speaking at the NYSC orientation

Pakistan, Australia sign MoU to strengthen TVET sector

Islamabad : Pakistan and Australia Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Executive Director National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema and CEO Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Craig Robertson signed the MoU at the Pakistan High

Malaysia to mainstream TVET to achieve 2020 vision

Kuala Lumpur : It has previously been reported that Malaysia will need at least 35% skilled workers among the locals in various fields, to stay in line in making Malaysia a developed and high-income nation by 2020. According to Bernama, Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib, deputy human resources minister said that the government was in

Governors call for greater partnership around workforce development

US : A new report from the National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Associations of State Workforce Liaisons and State Workforce Board Chairs urged the federal government’s support for continuing work spurred by the 2014 passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act — federal legislation aimed at streamlining public support for workforce development

‘Vocational education reforms vital to CPEC’s success’ : EU Ambassador

Islamabad : The EU-funded technical and vocational education sector reforms project will help develop skills required for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. This was stated by EU Ambassador Jean Francois Cautain while discussing the 63 million euros vocational education sector reforms project with State Minister for Education and Professional Training Balighur Rehman on Wednesday,

Proprietors urged to prioritize technical, vocational education in Ghana

Ghana : Madam Patricia Ayiko, the Upper West Regional Director of Education, has called on proprietors to prioritize technical and vocational training to support government’s efforts at improving technical education in the country. She said improving technical and vocational training was a major priority of the Government as a means of fighting youth unemployment and

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