The e-discussion on “Collaborating with the private sector in vocational skills development: potentials and challenges” took place between 2 and 20 March 2015.
We jointly discussed three key roles of the private sector in vocational skills development programs and thereby exchange good practices and innovative interventions:
Please see the Input paper and see also the summaries:
For more information on collaboration with the private sector, please see the following reference documents:
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Progress in poverty reduction is crucial for achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. It is widely known that one of the ways to achieve this is by providing relevant vocational skills leading to gainful employment or self-employment. For more than 30 years, the promotion of vocational skills development has been one of SDC’s priorities in developing countries and emerging economies. In the field of vocational skills development SDC pursues a broad-based, flexible approach to promote the development of vocational skills and competences which can be acquired through different pathways: through school-based and workplace-based education and training, within and outside the formal education system. VSD encompasses all levels of training, from very low-level informal settings up to high-level and demanding offers in formal education.
SDC’s activities in the field of vocational skills development are aimed at the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the population, with emphasis on young people and women as well as rural populations. By coordinating and integrating its activities with other education-related activities in a country, SDC endeavors to build up an efficient, flexible educational system that addresses local requirements and understands and supports the need for lifelong learning. The specific aims of SDC include:
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November 2008Author: SDC