TVET and Skills development

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Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems in Uzbekistan are still in the development stage. Training in relevant skills is critical to Uzbekistan’s economic growth and social well-being. After years of high unemployment and constrained public finance, the economy is on recovery now. The positive economic outlook opens a window of opportunity to reinforce TVET policies and continue to foster inclusive growth and sustainable development. Apart from fostering youth employment and entrepreneurship, the changes of current policies will also contribute to strengthening the capacities of respective TVET systems to support accelerated and sustained growth, social equity and continued development.

Regional Workshop called “Development of TVET Policies Designed to Increase Skills for Employment and Entrepreneurship in the Asia-Pacific Region” was conducted on 23-24 May 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The event focused on developing TVET policy recommendations for employment and entrepreneurship and promoting quality, inclusive learning for all. The implementation framework of SDG 4 and UNESCO’s overall objectives were emphasized as well.

Participants from India, Sri Lanka, Iran, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan discussed ways of strengthening the capacity and cooperation among the government, TVET schools, non-formal education institutions, development sector organizations, and the private sector to accelerate inclusive youth employment and entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific. The panelists also discussed how to develop sound TVET policies and mainstream entrepreneurship in TVET curricula for inclusive youth employment and entrepreneurship. 

The subsequent event held within TVET Policy Review program was a scoping mission held on 24 September – 4 October 2018 in Tashkent. The aim of this mission was to assist the Ministry in finalizing the TVET policy concept and key directions. Particular attention was paid to the country context, including human development, economic activities and labour market functioning, and to key policy and legal documents.

As a result of this meeting AIDE-Memoir was produced and shared with the government and other stakeholders for feedback and validation.

 

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