Large number of institutions are involved in Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs in Nepal. The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) is a national autonomous apex body for TVET sub sector in Nepal.
CTEVT is presently running two types of training programs-- three-year Diploma/PCL Level Program and 18-Month Pre-Diploma Program. CTEVT also conducts short-term vocational training programs through its constituent and affiliated institutions. There are curricula for 190 short-term vocational courses related to different trades and occupations. Similarly, more than 1078 institutes are affiliated with CTEVT to provide short-term training.
Formed under the Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVT) Act in 1989, CTEVT comprises of Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI) and 45 constituent Technical Schools (including Polytechnics and rural training centers). In addition, 546 Technical School Leaving Certificate level training institutes, 451 institutes running PCL/Diploma level programs including Partnership Programs and 1078 training centres dealing with short-term training are affiliated to CTEVT. Likewise, there are 397 public schools running under TECS (Technical Education in Community Schools) modality of CTEVT.