Revamping Technical Vocational Education and Training through Public-Private Partnerships for Skill Development
Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) faces huge demands globally due to the high level of unemployment and the quest for technological development, industrialization and economic growth. For TVET to achieve its objectives of enabling leaners to catch up with the ever-changing living standard in a fast growing technological world and creating jobs for sustainable living, it must be strengthened through public-private partnerships (PPP) because government cannot singlehandedly shoulder this enormous task. It is with this understanding that this paper examined the need for PPP in TVET, strategic issues for TVET in Africa, reforms in TVET, PPP models for skill development and ways of revamping TVET through PPP. The paper suggests that PPPs should be encouraged. Sharing of tools and equipment between TVET institutions and industries—aimed at ensuring that learners are abreast with developments in the world of work—is also recommended.