Support to Knowledge and Lifelong Learning Skills Programme (SKILLS)

The Support to Knowledge and Lifelong Learning Skills (SKILLS) programme under UNDP was envisioned, working closely with the MoE and CTEVT to reform the TVET Policy 2012, so as to make provisions therein more practical and responsive to the present-day demands of the market. Through regular policy dialogues, SKILLS aims to create a policy review platform, assembling a wide range of stakeholders and experts, including representatives of line ministries, public organizations and the private sector, development partners and social organizations at local, provincial, and federal levels.....Read More

What have we accomplished so far

  • Preparatory works, orientation and review of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Policy 2012 initiated in 2015 with the consultation of multiple TVET stakeholders. The TVET policy dialogue process has been continuously carried out with 17 TVET line ministries as well as with the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Federation of Nepalese Cottage and Small Industries (FNCSI) and other major employer associations at the local, provincial and federal levels.
  • Private sector engagement in TVET policy reviewed with the involvement of representatives of business and industries in collaboration with FNCCI in 2016.
  • To institutionalize Knowledge Management and Knowledge Networking for development of TVET, and Quality TVET for Green and Sustainable Economy, meetings and consultations were held at regional and central levels in 2015 and 2016 in collaboration and partnership with the CTEVT.
  • Signalling of Labour Market Demands for workers with Technical Skills foreign employment.The labor market signaling assessment study completed in close .... Read More

Latest Updates

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“National discussion needed to formulate effective TVET policy”

Nationwide policy deliberations as well as political commitment is vital to ensure effective technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes that can help bring about economic development in the country, according to Nepalgunj Deputy Mayormore 

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“Government must ensure that TVET products are involved in gainful employment, entrepreneurship”

Stakeholders at a workshop organized to discuss technical and vocational education and training in the country call for an integrated TVET policy to allow qualitative and quantitative growth in the sub-sectormore 

Quality and equity-based TVET needed to combat unemployment in Nepal: Experts

In a panel interview recently broadcasted on Sagarmatha Television's Rupantaran program Technical and Vocational Education and Training experts have called for an integrated nationwide policy to counter the problem of unemployment and underemployment in the countrymore 

Bharatpur Deputy Mayor Parbati Shah. Photo: Anand Gurung/SKILLS
New TVET policy should focus on workforce mapping, career counselling

Stakeholders in Bharatpur have expressed need for a complete overhaul of the existing technical and vocational education and training policy in the country in line with the federal restructuring and the specific needs of the economymore 

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‘TVET for all’ would do away with scourge of unemployment in Nepal

Ensuring quality TVET for all would decrease unemployment in the country and over-dependence on remittance, say stakeholders from Biratnagarmore 

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'Inclusive and quality TVET key if Nepal serious about achieving SDGs'

Local officials and stakeholders in education, business and other related sectors in Birgunj have called for a revamp of technical and vocational education and training in Nepal if the Global Goals are to become a realitymore 

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‘One house, one skill training programme’

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Policy needs to be made more effective in producing and retaining skilled workforce in Nepal itself, said stakeholders at a recent interaction programmemore 

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Crucial to mainstream GESI in skills development programmes: Experts

Increasing access for women and disadvantaged groups in skills development programmes is essential if Nepal is serious about achieving its development goals, experts have saidmore 

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