ERIC Number: ED391021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Technical and Vocational Education in Bangladesh--A Case Study in Quality Improvement. Case Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific.
The National Council for Skill Development and Training and the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) determine the technical vocational education and training (TVET) policy guidelines and implementation strategies. The TVET programs run by the government agencies, nongovernmental agencies, and private institutions are nonstandard and nonformal except for the vocational training institutes and technical training centers. The TVET system is quite inadequate to meet the internal job market and overseas employment demand for skilled workers. The National Skill Standard (NSS) classification is not in operation in the job market. The main thrust of TVET reform is the introduction of NSS both in the job market and in the training institutions. Significant issues that require attention are as follows: (1) a large-scale unmet demand for skilled labor in the internal job market and for overseas employment warrants strengthening of TVET facilities; (2) NSS classification should be established and put into operation in the internal job market and for overseas employment; and (3) the TVET system should be articulated with the general stream of education. (Appendixes include the NSS classification, and tables detailing gross domestic product and employment and demand for skilled workers. Contains 18 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech. (Australia).
Note: For related documents, see CE 070 584-598. Product of the International Project on Technical and Vocational Education (UNEVOC).