Abstract

Development in any country hinges primarily on the level of output from its productive population. Often regarded as agents of change and innovation, normally the youth have always been at the forefront of social and economic activities. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector aims to provide systematic and orderly transmission of knowledge, skills and values to develop a workforce that is able to enhance productivity and sustain competitiveness in the global economy. Presently, however, the TVET sector is facing challenges because of too much competition. In order to be relevant to changing times, TVET systems need to be enhanced from time to time. Furthermore, it has to be responsive to the emerging needs, concerns, and issues for employment. Application of Blue Ocean Strategy has been suggested in this paper to offset the global and regional issues affecting TVET. A four action framework has been proposed for enhancing the interest of stakeholders, expanding the outreach of TVET system, while simultaneously bringing down the un-employability of students.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0158
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada