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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‘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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Quality and access over quantity in TVET: Report

The findings of a report on policy dialogue on Technical and Vocational Education and Training Policy in Nepal was recently shared with development partners highlighting the need to focus on improving the relevance, access, quality and consistency of TVET programmes rather than on expansion alonemore 

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Petty contractors eager for formalization

In view of the benefits of being part of the formal sector—in terms of better regulation, recognition and access to facilities—along with contributing better to the nation’s infrastructure development goals, petty contractors are requesting the government to make provisions to help ease their passagemore 

Plugging the gaps in recovery efforts

In order to address the paucity of skilled workers in the country that has been blamed for the slow pace of post-earthquake reconstruction in the country, UNDP’s SKILLS is committed to helping the Government of Nepal expand the quality, scope and access of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, particularly as relates to constructionmore 

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Matching skills with jobs in tourism and hospitality

Better pay, working environment and career advancement opportunities are necessary if the skilled workforce produced by tourism/hospitality schools in Nepal are to be retained, say stakeholdersmore 

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TVET for all: Call for GESI-friendly technical-vocational programmes

Experts have underlined the need to increase and improve access of targeted marginalized groups to TVET programmes and opportunities in the countrymore 

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Need of M&E mechanism to ensure quality of TVET programmes

Stakeholders in the TVET sector in Butwal have expressed the need for proper monitoring and evaluation of technical and vocational trainings currently being provided across the country so as to ensure their quality and effectiveness more 

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