Enhanced Vocational Education and Training Project

व्यावसायिक शिक्षा तथा तालिम अभिवृद्धि परियोजना

Ministry of Education with the assistance of World Bank has been implementing Enhanced Vocational Education and Training (EVENT) Project since June 30, 2011. It has come into effect from 23 August 2011.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • expand the supply of skilled and employable labour force by increasing access to quality training programs; and
  • strengthen the technical and vocational education and training system in Nepal. The Enhanced Vocational Education and Training (EVENT) Project, provides its supports throughout four components:
    • Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Regulatory Activities and Capacity Building;
    • Strengthening Technical Education;
    • Supporting Short-Term Vocational Training and Recognition of Prior Learning; and
    • Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.

The EVENT Project has been implementing various programs to improve the performance and accountability of the TVET system by focusing on outcomes, particularly training and employment outcomes, and contribute to the agenda of inclusiveness by focusing on underserved regions of the country and disadvantaged youth. This is a really difficult and admirable effort.

Implementation Arrangements

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has overall leadership responsibility for the execution of EVENT. The Project Secretariat (PS) is the project's principal implementing agency, working under the direction of MoEST. The project's implementing partners are the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), the National Skill Testing Board (NSTB), and the Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI), all of which are under CTEVT. Training providers include private short-term training providers, public short-term training providers, public TSLC/Diploma providers, and private TSLC/Diploma providers. Various committees such as Coordination Committee (CC), Project Implementation Committee (PIC) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) support for the smooth functioning of the project.

About Enhanced Vocational Education and Training Project

Nepal has a modest, but rising, human capital stock. To boost the productivity of Nepali employees, workforce skills must be improved. To effectively use the nation's human resources, the government must devote greater resources to improving worker skills. Any plan for increasing worker productivity and boosting economic growth must include an accessible, efficient, demand-driven, and high-quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system. An efficient TVET system may also help Nepalese employees compete in a worldwide labor market. Enhancing the skill levels of potential migrant workers can also be a strategy for diversifying the nation’s economic base.

In Nepal, TVET is given by a diverse range of institutions. The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), private institutions, university technical institutes, secondary schools (annex schools), government organizations affiliated with various ministries, and training programs funded by NGOs and INGOs are all included. Students who have passed grade 10 are able to enroll in CTEVT-accredited Technical School Leaving Certificate (TSLC) programs that last 15 to 29 months. 3-year Diploma and Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) programs provide advanced technical training in a variety of TVET fields. A number of donor-funded TVET initiatives have been operational since 2006, significantly expanding short-term training possibilities around the country. Short-term training is also provided by many GON departments, including the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE), Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives, and others. The National Skill Testing Board (NSTB), an independent body under the CTEVT, provides opportunities for testing and certification of skills acquired formally or informally. These certificates are valuable in so far as they provide an identity to the bearers and also facilitate their vertical as well as horizontal mobility in the TVET system.