A career in technical and vocational education and training

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This presentation highlights why you need to consider A career in technical and vocational education and training in today's economy.

This presentation highlights why you need to consider A career in technical and vocational education and training in today's economy.

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  • 1. Gabriel S KonayumaBA Ed., MBA., Cert. MICE
  • 2. My StoryMy late dad wanted me to be a doctorA Career in TVET - Gabriel S Konayuma 2
  • 3. What I becameA Career in TVET - Gabriel S Konayuma 3
  • 4. What I wanted to studyBachelor of Education with Science but I ended updoing Bachelor of Education with Arts.I wanted to change to study Geography but ended updoing Mathematics with Computer Science as aminor.Later whilst working I wanted to do a Masters inMathematics Education (Full time) but I ended updoing an MBA (Distance Learning).Currently I am doing a Masters in Education (ICTs inEducation).A Career in TVET - Gabriel S Konayuma 4
  • 5. My Career PathYear Career1992 – 2002 Teacher: Secondary School Maths & Computer Studies/ITat Highridge, David Kaunda Technical and MpelembeSecondary Schools2002-2003 Part-time Lecturer: Maths/IT at Copperbelt University &IMIS subjects2003-2005 Curriculum Development Specialist at TEVETA2005-to-date Senior Vocational Education and Training Officer inMinistry of Education, Science, Vocational Training andEarly Education2007-to-date Supervisor for MBA Dissertation students for ManagementCollege of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)A Career in TVET - Gabriel S Konayuma 5
  • 6. Technical and VocationalEducation and TrainingTVET is often seen as "last choice education“. High-qualityTVET, on the other hand, leads to a higher status andimproved attractiveness of TVETA Career in TVET - Gabriel S Konayuma 6
  • 7. Training in TVET is for:School drop-outs.People without formal education, including illiteratepeople.Entrepreneurs and employees (including formal andinformal apprentices) in both formal and informalenterprises who require skills upgrading and access torecognized qualifications.Unemployed people who need initial TVET or retrainingto support their reintegration into the labour market.People with special constraints to properly engage ineconomic participation, such as people with disabilities,people from marginalized groups and other groups thathave been marginalized in the labour market.A Career in TVET - Gabriel S Konayuma 7
  • 8. Benefits of a TVET CareerIndividual Employer SocietyShort-termbenefits• Employment chances• Earning levels• Work satisfaction• Drop out less likely fromvocational than generalcourses• Higher productivityfrom welltrained workforce• Saved costs fromrecruitingexternal skilled workers(incl. time forintegration and risk ofhiring a person notknown to thecompany)Saved expenses forsocial benefits(unemployment asconsequence of failedtransition fromeducation towork)Long-termbenefitsFlexibility and mobilityLifelong learning (more likelyto receive training andupgrade skills later in life)• Supply benefits (e.g.image improvement)• Less turnover (no needfor retraining of newworkers)• Externalities fromproductivity gain due tobetter education• Increase in taxincome fromhigher earningsSource: (Hoeckel, 2008: 4) [Online]. url: http://www.oecd.org/edu/skills-beyond-school/41538706.pdfA Career in TVET - Gabriel S Konayuma 8
  • 9. Are you ready for TVET?A Career in TVET - Gabriel S Konayuma 9url: http://youtu.be/xkZT1AH-NII
  • 10. Contact informationE-mail: gkonayuma@gmail.comBlog: www.educationandtrainingissues.blogspot.comSlideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/GabKonA Career in TVET - Gabriel S Konayuma 10