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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in South Asia

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Decent Work and Economic Growth


Technical and Vocational Education; Technical and Vocational Education and Training; Technical and Vocational Training


The term Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is education and training that accords learners the opportunity to acquire vital knowledge and skills needed for employment, through formal, nonformal, and informal training and learning modes. Moreover, TVET serves multiple purposes of which a key purpose is the preparation of youth for work. Additionally, it is an accepted important conduit for delivering social parity, access, inclusion, and sustainable development.


The development agenda of policymakers in different decades may be based on a diversified range of factors as per the need of time among which education and training have always been considered a crucial one. This is mainly because returns to the investment in education and training have always been noteworthy and proven to be a major driving factor in...

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Sadekin, M.N., Ahamad, K.M.U., Chowdhury, N.F.H. (2020). Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in South Asia. In: Leal Filho, W., Azul, A., Brandli, L., Lange Salvia, A., Wall, T. (eds) Decent Work and Economic Growth. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.

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