Labour Market Need Assessment for Demand Driven TVET

PROGRAM CODE: 20-21/WEB28 (Webinar)
DATE AND TIME: 3 Jul 2020
9:30am Afghanistan | 10:00am Maldives, Pakistan | 10:30am India, Sri Lanka | 10:45am Nepal | 11:00am Bangladesh, Bhutan | 11:30am Myanmar | 12:00nn Thailand | 1:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji
TARGET GROUP: Teachers, administrators and practitioners of TVET

Webinar Presentations



Background

This concept paper is prepared for the CPSC webinar on the topic “Labour Market Need Assessment for Demand Driven TVET”. Assessing the real needs of enterprises, industry, or community is one of the most important tasks for TVET institutions because the technical and vocational trainings are only successful if the real needs have been identified of the job market. Needs assessment is the first step when developing curricula and designing training courses. However, formal market surveys and training needs assessment processes found to be lengthy, costly and exhausting. Thus, a new way of assessing market needs was developed and named “Rapid Market Appraisal” which is quick, flexible and effective way of collecting, processing, and analyzing information and data of labor markets.

Rapid Market Appraisal (RMA) is one of the tools in determining the needs or demand of skilled human resources for the business and industry. Basically it is used to undertake a comprehensive study of an employment status in the specific occupational area particularly at a local level. RMA provides the following major information on number of skilled workers available at present in specific occupation in predetermined area, number of skilled workers needed, additional skills of the workers as preferred by employers, present occupational interests of local youths, potential business growth, and existing technical training providers or TVET institutions available in the local area.

In order to achieve the objectives of RMA, the RMA practitioners as a preparatory work need to be sure on what are the data sources, what documents need to review before planning the RMA, what tools need to be used for data collection, and how the RMA report is prepared.

Globally, many Donor driven TVET programs require first to conduct RMA before implementing training programs to avoid the job mismatch in the labour market. Job markets are constantly evolving and changing, and therefore market appraisal need to be conducted on a fairly regular basis. RMA ensures that the new employment seeking youths receive relevant, marketable, and high-quality training so that high number of youths are placed on the jobs. Thus, this is vital for TVET institutions to conduct RMA before implementing training programs for the 21st century youths.



Focus

This webinar session is designed to provide concept and knowledge on RMA concept, management, and conduction. It will also provide step by step guidelines to conduct RMA, make familiar with data sources, data collection tools, documents to be reviewed before conducting RMA, and presenting RMA data.



Objective

Sharing the concept and management guidelines of Rapid Market Appraisal (RMA) for the TVET institutions.



Facilities Required

To join the webinar, each participant should have the following:

  • Minimum 2Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer or Mobile Device with Earphones and Mic
  • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser


Resource Speakers


Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai is currently working as a faculty specialist in CPSC. He has started his career with Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI)/CTEVT/MoEST, where 12 years was dedicated on research/study on improving technical education and vocational training in Nepal, demand-driven training courses development and implementation.

Under his leadership, 12,163 employment-seeking youths including excluded and vulnerable women of Nepal capacitated in vocational skill development training targeting to provide in-country and/or foreign employment. He has worked under the component of vocational skill development training for EVENT/WBG/MoE (600 trainees), EIG/USAID/Winrock (3000 trainees), SaMi/Helvetas/SDC (1600 trainees), LYDP/WVI (300 trainees), SajhedariBikas/ USAID/PACT (348 trainees), CTIP/World Education (15 all-women trainees), Advancing Women Economic Empowerment-AWEE (2,000 trainees) funded by Government of Finland, Future We Want-FWW (300 trainees) funded by Zonta International and Education Joint Programming-Education JP (4,000 trainees) funded by KOICA.

He has managed all phases; career counseling, trainees selection, vocational training, psycho-social counseling, business & entrepreneurship training, linking trainees with financial institutions for loan to start a enterprise, monitoring of on-going training, managing on-the-job training, linking with potential employers, job placement,establishing micro-enterprises, and income verification.

He has provided Training of Trainers (ToT) to 500 plus technical instructors and teachers in Nepal, Bhutan, Albania, Uganda, and India. He has developed courses like active learners’ methodology, training of trainers, the use of mini-tiller in commercial farming, as well as pesticide management and application. He has experience in capacity building in different areas; TVET, agriculture, trade & fiscal policy, food security, value-chain, pesticide management, and soft-skills training.


Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput is currently working as a Faculty Specialist in CPSC. He is a experienced and visionary TEVT expert with more than 12 years diversified experience in making TEVT/HRD policies, institutional framework and implementation of skills development plans with local and international organizations. He has developed a first ever training manual on Industrial Revolution 4.0 in TVET sector as well as manual on Instructional Design for E-Learning Courses. He is a certified Competency-Based Training and Assessment Trainer and Vocational Counselor. His experties inculde Capacity Development of TVET Stakeholders, Employers Engagement and Project Management.

He was the Director (MIS) of Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) and worked as a Focal Person for TVET Sector Support Programe, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Pakistan. He has been playing key roles in policy and institutional development with NAVTTC and training providers for making TEVT demand led. He has been interacting with various local & international organizations including ILO, World Bank, GIZ, British Council, MTC International USA, Skills International and City & Guilds, UK etc. He has transformed existing supply-based system to demand-driven through Competency-Based Training (CBT) at STEVTA. He presented a paper on "Curriculum Delivery in line Industrial Reveloution 4.0" as keynote speaker in 3rd International Conference and 17th National Conference of PACUIT - Leading the 21st Century Generation Towards a Globalized Industrial Technology on 25 April 2019, Manila Philippines.

He served as a Technical Advisor, Human Resource Development for the GIZ TVET Sector Support Programe for five years. He was responsible for supporting the relevant training providers and enterprises in the selected sector to establish a coordination framework for planning and delivering training under the framework of the National Qualifications Framework (NVQF). He has been playing a key role in the implementation of training for principals, teachers, instructors, assessors and certification of Sindh Trade Testing Board (TTB).

Engr. Rajput is a Professional Engineer of Pakistan Engineering Council and earned his MSc in Information System Engineering from the University of Twente, Netherlands (2009-2011). He studied Master of Engineering in Communiation Systems Networks from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan (2005-2007) and his bachelor in Computer System Engineering (1999-2002) from Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan.