In view of creating a platform for exchange of innovative ideas and experience-based insights on addressing emerging global challenges on unemployment among TVET graduates, youth, women, and people belonging to the marginalized clusters of the society against the backdrop of global concerns in addressing poverty, CPSC with the Technical and Vocational Education Training Authority (TVETA) and Maldives Qualification Authority (MQA), Maldives jointly organized a National Seminar on Building Skills for Employability: Trends and Perspectives on April 2, 2013 in Male, Maldives.

A total of 70 TVET administrators, policy makers, academic professionals, experts and representatives from various TVET international and regional organizations, as well as from the private sectors of Maldives participated in the seminar. Four experts including Engr. Jahangir Alam, former Faculty Specialist and Program Coordinator of the seminar presented valuable papers and shared their insights on different strategies and approaches towards successful diffusion of skills for employability mechanism within the TVET system.

The seminar discussed two broad themes such as: current developments on and future challenges of skills for employability; and new perspectives and approaches in shaping employability for the future. The event also included engagement of industry and organizations with emerging models of skills development for employability to incorporate in the TVET system. The seminar also highlighted case presentations from various institutions/ organizations with successful models in addressing skills for employability in TVET system.

Government officials of Maldives showed full support to the joint activity of CPSC, TVETA and MQA.