The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), constituted in 1989 A.D. (2045 BS), is the policy formulation and coordination body for Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVT) programs in Nepal. It is a national autonomous body committed to the development of human resources for Nepal. In particular, CTEVT is concerned with basic and middle level technical education and vocational training. It has an assembly with 24 members and a governing board of nine members, which is known as Council. Minister of Education chairs the Assembly and the Council. The Council has a full time Vice-Chairman and a Member-Secretary and its headquarters is located at Sanothimi, Bhaktapur. The system has about 850 personnel to carry out its functions.
CTEVT mainly has the following responsibilities:
>> Provide advice to the Government of Nepal regarding TEVT policy and programs.
>> Determine scope and standards of TEVT programs.
>> Arrange for and conduct TEVT Programs from basic level to higher education.
>> Liaison and maintain coordination with national and international TEVT agencies for quality education and training.
>> Grant recognition and provide accreditation services to programs and institutes run by government, non-government, and private sector.
>> Coordinate and maintain the standard of training by providing curriculum and learning materials.
>> Conduct monitoring and supervision of TEVT programs and activities of government and non-government institutions.
>> Make necessary arrangements for the operation of polytechnics, short-term vocational training, apprenticeship trainings and mobile training programs.
>> Establish and operate all kinds and level of skilled development training programs to produce skilled human resources through technical schools, mobile training and other methods of technical and vocational training programs as recommended by the council.
>> Carry out research activities in the field of TEVT including training needs assessments/ job market analysis and follow up studies.
>> Conduct technical instructors and management training programs to improve quality of CEVT programs of institutions.
>> Classify the skills/occupations, develop skill standards, administer skill tests and provide certificates.
>> Explore, obtain and mobilize national and international assistance needed for the development of TEVT sector
>> Establish institutional linkage with national and international agencies/universities for recognition of the TEVT programs
>> Enter into agreements or contract with national and international organizations and agencies regarding TEVT Programs.