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Linking Education and Labor Markets: Under what conditions can Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) improve the income of the youth?

English title Linking Education and Labor Markets: Under what conditions can Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) improve the income of the youth?
Applicant Renold Ursula
Number 169632
Funding scheme r4d (Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development)
Research institution Research Division Education Systems Swiss Economic Institute Swiss Federal Institute for Technology ETH
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Economics
Start/End 01.06.2017 - 31.05.2020
Approved amount 1'449'521.00
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All Disciplines (3)

Discipline
Economics
Sociology
Education and learning sciences, subject-specific education

Keywords (9)

Youth Labour Market; Formal Employment System; Employer Engagement; Formal Education System; Informal Education System; Gainful Employment; Vocational Education and Training; Informal Employment System ; Social Institutions

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Berufsbildung ist eine wichtige Grundlage für die Verbesserung der Arbeitsmarktsituation von Jugendlichen in Entwicklungs- und Transitionsländern. In diesem Projekt wird untersucht, wie Berufsbildung in Bénin, Costa Rice, Chile and Nepal organisiert ist und wie die institutionellen Rahmenbedingungen verbessert werden können, so dass Berufsbildungsreformen wirksamer werden.
Lay summary

Hintergrund

Um die Arbeitsmarktsituation von Jugendlichen in Entwicklungs- und Transitionsländern zu verbessern, müssen die Investitionen in ihr Humankapital erhöht werden. Berufsbildung stellt ein zentrales Instrument dafür dar. Allerdings hängt die Wirksamkeit davon ab, ob sie optimal in die lokalen Rahmenbedingungen eingebettet ist. Da Berufsbildung in Entwicklungsländern oft innerhalb der Familie oder Stammesgruppen stattfindet und nicht in das formelle Bildungssystem eingebunden ist, vermittelt sie wenig Allgemeinbildung und führt nicht zur Anschlussfähigkeit an das formale Bildungssystem. Anderseits berücksichtigt die schulisch organisierte Berufsbildung in Transitionsländern die Bedürfnisse des Arbeitsmarktes oft nur ungenügend. Dies verdeutlicht, wie wichtig die Zusammenarbeit der Akteure des Arbeitsmarktes und des Bildungssystems in der Berufsbildung ist.

Das Ziel

Das Ziel dieses Projektes besteht darin, die Berufsbildung in Bénin, Costa Rice, Chile und Nepal über veränderte institutionelle Rahmenbedingungen zu wirksameren Berufsbildungsprozessen zu führen und das Einkommen von Jugendlichen zu verbessern. Im Rahmen des CEMETS Summer Institute (www.cemets.ethz.ch), in welchem sich  Reformteams der Berufsbildung treffen, werden gegenwärtige Reformen detailliert beleuchtet, kritisch diskutiert und anschliessend wissenschaftlich begleitet, um die Auswirkungen auf die Arbeitsmarktsituation der Jugendlichen zu analysieren.

Bedeutung

Die Analyse der institutionellen Rahmenbedingungen und des Jugendarbeitsmarktes soll dazu beitragen, die Qualität der Berufsbildung und damit die Arbeitsmarktsituation von Jugendlichen zu verbessern.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 18.05.2017

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Employees

Publications

Publication
Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Chile
Peralta RojasMiski, Bordon TapiaPaola, KemperJohanna Mirka, aldonado-MariscalKarina (2020), Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Chile, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Developing a Typology of Informal Skills Learning Places in Nepal
Baral Prasad Durga (2020), Developing a Typology of Informal Skills Learning Places in Nepal, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Drivers and Barriers of Scaling-Up the Dual VETApprenticeship Programme in Nepal
BolliThomas, KemperJohanna Mirka, ParajuliMahesh N., RenoldUrsula, ThapaBinayak Krishna (2020), Drivers and Barriers of Scaling-Up the Dual VETApprenticeship Programme in Nepal, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Financial Flow in TVET in Nepal: Transiting from the Old to the New Constitution
ParajuliMahesh N., RenoldUrsula, BhandariUsha, LamsalHari (2020), Financial Flow in TVET in Nepal: Transiting from the Old to the New Constitution, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Projection of Net Benefits for Companies in the Dual VET-Apprenticeship Programme in Nepal
BolliThomas, KemperJohanna Mirka, ParajuliMahesh N., RenoldUrsula, ThapaBinayak Krishna (2020), Projection of Net Benefits for Companies in the Dual VET-Apprenticeship Programme in Nepal, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Reforms of Technical Vocational Education and Training system in Benin: An exploration of social anthropological field
NouatinGuy, GandonouEsaïe, BankoleRubain, RenoldUrsula (2020), Reforms of Technical Vocational Education and Training system in Benin: An exploration of social anthropological field, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Students’ Perspective on Master in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Program in Nepal
PaudelPrakash Kumar, AcharyaLaxman, ParajuliMahesh N. (2020), Students’ Perspective on Master in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Program in Nepal, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
The Dual Apprenticeship in Benin: Strategic Actors and Roles
BankoléRubain, NouatinGuy, GandonouEsaïe (2020), The Dual Apprenticeship in Benin: Strategic Actors and Roles, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
The Working Lives of 1250 Urban Youth in Benin
KudrzyckiBartlomiej, GüntherIsabel (2020), The Working Lives of 1250 Urban Youth in Benin, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Youth Labor Index for Low Income Countries
Kudrzycki Bartlomiej, Günther Isabel, Lefoll Erwin (2020), Youth Labor Index for Low Income Countries, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
TVET Approaches: A Diagnosis through the Lens of Human Capital, Right Based and Capability Approach
Thapa Binayak, Singh Aishwarya (2019), TVET Approaches: A Diagnosis through the Lens of Human Capital, Right Based and Capability Approach, in Journal of Training and Development, 2019 , 4, 13-23.
Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nepal
BaralPrasad Durga, KemperJohanna Mirka, Maldonado-MariscalKarina (2019), Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nepal, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Dual Vet-Apprenticeship Programme in Nepal: Formative Assessment of the First Cohort
BolliThomas, KemperJohanna, ParajuliMahesh N., RenoldUrsula, ThapaBinayak Krishna (2019), Dual Vet-Apprenticeship Programme in Nepal: Formative Assessment of the First Cohort, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
The Dual Apprenticeship in Benin: Strategic Actors and Roles
RubainBankolé, NouatinGuy, GandonouEsaïe (2019), The Dual Apprenticeship in Benin: Strategic Actors and Roles, OGW Editions , Benin.
Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education (TVET) in Costa Rica
amacho-CalvoSilvia, García-FallasJacqueline, KemperJohanna Mirka, Maldonado-MariscalKarina, Vargas-PorrasAlicia (2019), Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education (TVET) in Costa Rica, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Benin
NouatinGuy, BankoleRubain, Gandonou1Esaïe, KemperJohanna Mirka, Maldonado-MariscalKarina (2019), Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Benin, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Ist Entwicklungszusammenarbeit mit Subsahara- Afrika ein Auslaufmodell?
GüntherIsabel, Brugger Fritz (2019), Ist Entwicklungszusammenarbeit mit Subsahara- Afrika ein Auslaufmodell?, Caritas Schweiz, Luzern, 225-240.
Positioning Informal Skills Learners in Nepal's TVET System
Baral Durga Prasad (2019), Positioning Informal Skills Learners in Nepal's TVET System, LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Theoretical and Methodological Framework for Measuring the Robustness of Social Institutions in Education and Training
RenoldUrsula, RagethLadina, CavesKatherine M., BürgiJutta (2019), Theoretical and Methodological Framework for Measuring the Robustness of Social Institutions in Education and Training, KOF Working Paper / LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Meeting in the middle: TVET programs’ education-employment linkage in developing contexts
CavesKatherine M., GhislettaAndrea, KemperJohanna Mirka, RenoldUrsula (2019), Meeting in the middle: TVET programs’ education-employment linkage in developing contexts, KOF Working Paper / LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
Has the relationship between formal education and the formal employment sector in Nepal changed between 1995 and 2014?
BolliThomas, ParajuliMahesh N., RenoldUrsula (2019), Has the relationship between formal education and the formal employment sector in Nepal changed between 1995 and 2014?, KOF Working Paper / LELAM Working Paper, Zurich.
External Evaluation: National Vocational Qualifications System Project Nepal
CavesKathrine, RenoldUrsula (2019), External Evaluation: National Vocational Qualifications System Project Nepal, KOF Studies, Zurich.
PREFACIO: La Estrategia de Formación Técnico-Profesional en Chile
RenoldUrsula, CavesKatherine M. (2018), PREFACIO: La Estrategia de Formación Técnico-Profesional en Chile, Ministerio de Educación, Santiago de Chile.
Goal-Setting for TVET Reform: A Framework for identifying the Ideal System in Nepal,
CavesKatherine, RenoldUrsula (2018), Goal-Setting for TVET Reform: A Framework for identifying the Ideal System in Nepal,, in Journal of Education and Research, Vol. 8(No. 1 (Aug), 1-22.
Constitutional Reform and its Impact on TVET Governance in Nepal
RenoldUrsula, CavesKatherine M., BolliThomas (2018), Constitutional Reform and its Impact on TVET Governance in Nepal, KOF-ETH Zurich, Zurich.
Improving Development Policies with Impact Evaluations, Rural 21
GüntherIsabel, KudrzyckiBartlomiej (2018), Improving Development Policies with Impact Evaluations, Rural 21, DLG-Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany.
Constitutional Reform and its Impact on TVET Governance in Nepal. A report in support of developing understanding and finding the way forward for federalizing the TVET sector in Nepal
RenoldUrsula, CavesKatherine M. (2017), Constitutional Reform and its Impact on TVET Governance in Nepal. A report in support of developing understanding and finding the way forward for federalizing the TVET sector in Nepal, KOF-ETH Zurich, Zurich.
An approach to training by competences in costarrican tecnnical education
Camacho Calvo Silvia, An approach to training by competences in costarrican tecnnical education, INIE, Costa Rica.
Labour Migration in Nepal: Voluntary or Forced?
Bhattarai Prakash, Paudel Praksah, Labour Migration in Nepal: Voluntary or Forced?, in The World Council of Comparative Education Societies, 17, 1.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Ministère des Enseignements Secondaire, Technique et de la Formation Professionnelle Benin (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje Costa Rica Costa Rica (South America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
ETH for Development (ETH4D), ETH Zurich (https://eth4d.ethz.ch/) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Nepal (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Ministry of Public Education Costa Rica (South America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
United Nations University World Institute for Development (UNU-WIDER) Finland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Nadel VET Course, ETH Zurich Talk given at a conference Governance and financing VET systems 05.11.2019 ETH Zurich, Switzerland Günther Isabel; Renold Ursula;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference Theoretical and Methodological Framework for Measuring the Robustness of Social Institutions in Education and Training 12.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal Bürgi Jutta; Renold Ursula;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference Comparative analysis of VET: how can we establish strong linkages between actors of the education and employment system? - Keynote 12.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal Günther Isabel; Bordon Tapia Paola; García Fallas Jacqueline; Renold Ursula; Maldonado-Mariscal Karina; Kemper Johanna Mirka; Parajuli Mahesh Nath;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference Notions and evaluation practices based on the approach for competences of several specialties implemented in the professional technical colleges of Costa Rica 11.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal García Fallas Jacqueline;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference Financial flow in TVET in Nepal: Transiting from the Old to the New Constitution 11.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal Renold Ursula; Parajuli Mahesh Nath;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference STEM and gender differences in tertiary vocational education: The case of Chile 11.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal Bordon Tapia Paola;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference Meta-analysis: Assessing the Impact of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Programs on Youth Labor Market Outcomes 11.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal Kemper Johanna Mirka;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference Descriptive analysis of the students entering MEP Professional Technical Colleges (CTPs), graduating from the CTPs and entering the University of Costa Rica (UCR) 11.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal García Fallas Jacqueline;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference Reform of vocational education and training system in Benin: An exploration of social anthropological field 11.09.2019 Dhulikel, Nepal Gandonou Esaïe;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference Challenges of scaling up an apprenticeship pilot: A case study of Nepal 11.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal Kemper Johanna Mirka; Parajuli Mahesh Nath; Renold Ursula;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference MTVET program at KUSOED: An effort to linking education with job market 11.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal Parajuli Mahesh Nath;
International TVET Conference Nepal Talk given at a conference Evaluation of a curriculum HFW in Switzerland: Employers’ perception 11.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal Maldonado-Mariscal Karina; Renold Ursula;
Course given by Thomas Bolli (KOF Education Systems) for the Master in Technical Education and Vocational Training Individual talk Module of Course Statistical Methods for TVET Research: Applied Regression Analysis 09.09.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Renold Ursula;
Course given by Thomas Bolli (KOF Education Systems) for the Master in Technical Education and Vocational Training Individual talk Module of Course Economics and Financing of TVET: Economics and Financing of Combining Workplace Training with Classroom Education 02.09.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Renold Ursula;
Conference at INA Costa Rica Talk given at a conference Global trends, Governance models and configurations of institutions in TVET Systems 15.05.2019 San José, Costa Rica García Fallas Jacqueline; Renold Ursula;
Master TVET, Kathmandu University, School of Education Talk given at a conference Governance of TVET Systems – what are the main problems to solve 07.03.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Renold Ursula;
Master Class at Kathmandu University, Master in Technical Education and Vocational Training Individual talk Social institutions and their role in the development of the TVET sector in Nepal 20.12.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Renold Ursula;
The Fourth International Conference of University of Parakou on "La recherche scientifique, pilier essentiel de la responsabilité sociale des universités" Talk given at a conference Presenter was Rubain Bankole (PhD Benin) The dual apprenticeship in Benin: Strategic actors and roles 28.11.2018 Parakou, Benin Gandonou Esaïe;
PEGNET Conference on "Improving the quality of education and learning outcomes in developing countries" Talk given at a conference Evaluating the impact of general versus vocational education on labor market outcomes in Egypt by means of an RDD 11.10.2018 Cotonou, Benin Kemper Johanna Mirka;
PEGNET Conference on "Improving the quality of education and learning outcomes in developing countries" Talk given at a conference Roundtable discussion: TVET for Youth Employment? 11.10.2018 Cotonou, Benin Günther Isabel; Renold Ursula; Gandonou Esaïe;
PEGNET Conference on "Improving the quality of education and learning outcomes in developing countries" Talk given at a conference Gender Differences in College Major Choices. The Case of Chile 11.10.2018 Cotonou, Benin Bordon Tapia Paola;
Online Master Class at ETHZ for students at Kathmandu University, Master in Technical Education and Vocational Training Individual talk Selected topics related to pre-structered questions of students 25.09.2018 Zurich/Nepal, Switzerland Renold Ursula;
Master course at Kathmandu University, Master in Technical Education and Vocational Training Talk given at a conference Combining School and Workplace Learning Environments 09.08.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Renold Ursula;
Master course at Kathmandu University, Master in Technical Education and Vocational Training Talk given at a conference TVET System and the concept of Curriculum Value Chain 08.08.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Renold Ursula;
Master course at Kathmandu University, Master in Technical Education and Vocational Training Talk given at a conference TVET System and its analytical concepts 07.08.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Renold Ursula;
Inauguration of Master in Technical Education and Vocational Training Talk given at a conference 21st century: Importance of TVET management 06.08.2018 Kathmandu University, Nepal Renold Ursula;
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Conference 2018, Global Reordering: Prospects for Equality, Democracy and Justice Talk given at a conference Theorizing Social Institutions of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) 23.06.2018 Kyoto, Japan Bürgi Jutta;
Swiss Leading House on the Economics of Education, Course Programme for Doctoral Students in Economics of Education Individual talk Lecture on Apprenticeship Training: Institutions and Markets, Swiss institutions and training policy 28.05.2018 University of Zurich, Switzerland Renold Ursula;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
One Day Symposium on Education, Employment and Development 28.11.2019 Kathmandu University School of Education, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal
Five day NADEL CAS courses in spring and fall on: "TVET – between poverty alleviation and economic development" 04.11.2019 ETH Zurich, NADEL Center for Developmenmt and Cooperation, Switzerland
International TVET Conference Nepal 11.09.2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal
Information Workshop - Randomization of Dual VET Apprentices 05.09.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal
Meetings with four different colleges in Nepal to promote participation in Master of TVET Management (MTVET) at Kathmandu University among students 04.03.2019 Dhading, Kathmandu, Kalanki, Buddhanagar, Nepal
Linking Education and Labor Markets: Under what conditions can Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) improve the income of the youth? 10.10.2018 University of Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Benin
Inauguration of Master in Technical Education and Vocational Training 08.08.2018 Kathmandu University, Kathmandu, Nepal
CEMETS lecture Curriculum Value Chain 28.07.2018 Zurich, Switzerland
LELAM-TVET4Income PhD Workshop in Zurich 04.06.2018 ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Linking Education and Labor Markets: Under what conditions can Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) improve the income of the youth? 15.01.2018 University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Donor Partner Committee Dual VET Workshop Talk 26.09.2019 Bern, Switzerland Renold Ursula;
Three meetings with the National Institute of Apprenticeship (INA), Working sessions to assess INA on their dual apprenticeship model Workshop 27.05.2019 San Jose, Costa Rica García Fallas Jacqueline;
INA as national competence center for TVET in Costa Rica Workshop 16.05.2019 San José, Costa Rica García Fallas Jacqueline; Renold Ursula;
Three meetings of the working group (ongoing) on establishing a Master of Professional and Vocational Technical Education in Costa Rica Workshop 09.05.2019 Sab Jose, Costa Rica García Fallas Jacqueline;
Introducing the LELAM project during the meeting of the National & Regional Observatory on Education Costa Rica Talk 03.04.2019 San Jose, Costa Rica García Fallas Jacqueline;
Presentation at SDC headquarter - Manuel Sager Talk 15.03.2019 Bern, Switzerland Renold Ursula;
TVET Federalization process in Nepal, Presentation st Donor Partner Working Group (World Bank), Nepal Talk 07.03.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Renold Ursula;
TVET Federalization process in Nepal; Presentation at SDC Nepal Talk 07.03.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Renold Ursula;
«Hiring an apprentice campaign», motivational speech during opening ceremony Talk 06.03.2019 Biratnagar, Nepal Renold Ursula;
Private Sector Strategy in TVET Sector of Nepal Workshop 27.02.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Renold Ursula;
Research Projects related to Federalization Process in Nepal - Visit by H.E. K.P. Sharma Oli, Honorable Prime Minister, Nepal Talk 25.01.2019 ETH Zurich, Switzerland Renold Ursula;
Analyse des conditions d’intégration du CQP et CQM dans le secteur agricole, workshop organized by the Ministère des Enseignements Secondaire, Technique et de la Formation Professionnelle Workshop 21.11.2018 Cotonou, Switzerland Gandonou Esaïe;
Presetation of the LELAM-TVET4Income project, its scope, the impact and the progress to researchers from the University of Costa Rica Workshop 15.11.2018 University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica García Fallas Jacqueline;
Discussion program on “Strengthening TVET in a Federalized governance system in Nepal” Talk 01.04.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Parajuli Mahesh Nath;
Discussion program on “Strengthening TVET in a Federalized governance system in Nepal” Talk 23.03.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Parajuli Mahesh Nath;
Meeting with TVET experts: Discussion on envisioning the Nepalese TVET Act among TVET experts Talk 20.03.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Parajuli Mahesh Nath;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Forum on Technical Education- Challenges of technical and professional training in Costa Rica 26.11.2019 Auditorium Danilo Jiménez Veiga, INA´s central campus in La Uruca, San José, Costa Rica
Interaction meeting with Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Kathmandu 15.08.2019 Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur, Nepal
Interaction meeting with Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Morang 15.07.2019 Seminar Hall, Hotel Ratna, Biratnagar, Nepal
Working group (recurring event) with TVET stakeholders from Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor, Confederation of Production and Commerce, Vocational Centers and Institutes, companies such Nestle 01.07.2019 Santiago, Chile
Meeting with managers of Chaudhary Group Nepal (large company group) to advance TVET in Nepal 09.06.2019 Seminar Hall, Chaudhary Industrial Park, Nawal Parasi, Nepal
Review of Costa Rica's National Qualifications Framework together with companies 25.04.2019 San Jose, Costa Rica
Table Ronde sur la Formation Professionnelle au Benin Les opportunités et défis du Certificat de Qualification Professionnelle (CQP) et du Certificat de Qualification aux Métiers (CQM) 09.10.2018 Chant d’Oiseau, Cotonou, Benin
Round-table meeting with the National Confederation of Artisans of Benin (CNAB) 09.10.2018 Cotonou, Benin
Center on the Economics and Management of Education and Training Systems (CEMETS) Summer Institute 2018 27.06.2018 Zurich, Switzerland
Kathmandu University, School of Education, Information Sharing and Discussion program with Private Sector representatives on the Master in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (MTVET) 06.06.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal
Workshop: Meeting representatives from the business sector to discuss their perceptions regarding the Dual TVET Law in Costa Rica 10.05.2018 University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Workshop on the perspectives to implement a Master in Technical Vocational Education and Training at a Costa Rican university 26.04.2018 University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Kathmandu University, School of Education, Symposium on Normative and Operational Challenges of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nepal 16.04.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal
Roundtable meeting about dual TVET with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 19.01.2018 San Jose, Switzerland
Forum with companies regading employer engagement in TVET 19.01.2018 San Jose, Costa Rica
Roundtable meeting about TVET at the Ministry of Public Education 18.01.2018 Ministry of Public Education, San Jose, Costa Rica
Roundtable with the National Apprenticeship Institute (Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje - INA) 17.01.2018 National Apprenticeship Institute (Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje - INA), San Jose, Costa Rica
Reception at the Swiss Embassy in San Jose for raising awareness of industry members regarding their participation in TVET 17.01.2018 Swiss Embassy, San Jose, Costa Rica
Ministry of Public Education: Meeting with the Minister 17.01.2018 Ministry of Public Education, San Jose, Costa Rica

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media Uplifting the vocational sector The Himalayan Times International 2019
Media relations: radio, television Broadcast on Steering Committee Meeting in Costa Rica and the LELAM-TVET4INCOME project Desde la U - Canal UCR International 2018
Media relations: radio, television Débat sur la Formation Professionnelle De Type Dual, les Expériences de la Suisse et du Benin ORTB (Beninese national television channel) International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Information Sharing and Discussion program with Private Sector on newly launched MTVET Program Colleges Nepal International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media KU to launch ‘Master’s in Technical and Vocational Education’ next year Onlinekhabar International 2018
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) tweet4tvet Twitter International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media KU to launch Masters’ level in Technical and Vocational Education The Kathmandu Post International 2017
Other activities LELAM-TVET4INCOME Project Website International 2017
Media relations: radio, television Participation in TV talk show program on TVET and Master of TVET Management (MTVET) program News24Nepal (Nepal Broadcasting Channel) International 2017

Awards

Title Year
Ursula Renold awarded title of ETH Professor ("Chair of Education Systems"). Link: https://kof.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/news/kof-news0/2019/12/ursula-renold-awarded-title-of-eth-professor.html. 2019

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
194005 Linking Education and Labor Markets: Under what conditions can Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) improve the income of the youth? 01.06.2020 r4d (Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development)

Abstract

Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), which prepares students for labour market entry, “is often seen as the silver bullet to the problem of youth joblessness” (Eichhorst et al. 2012). However, little evidence exists on how policy makers can increase the effectiveness of TVET by improving its social institutions in terms of the regulative, normative and cultural-cognitive pillars. This represents a crucial dimension of the TVET system as these social institutions govern the involved actors, their roles, and their relationships with each other. Hence, this project aims to analyse the conditions under which TVET improves gainful employment, job quality, and thus income of youth.To this end, we develop a framework that describes and measures the social institutions of TVET. We focus in particular on education-employment linkage, which is the institutionalized and observable communication between actors from the education and employment systems. In low-income countries, increasing linkage often requires a formalization strategy of validating existing informal TVET by the education system. Conversely, middle-income countries should increase linkage by aligning their education system with the needs of the labour market. In addition to assessing linkage, the project develops a tool to measure the youth labour market situation while accounting for special issues like the informal labour market’s relative prevalence and the measurement of gainful employment. We apply the theoretical and empirical frameworks we develop to four case study countries: Nepal, Benin, Costa Rica and Chile. The four countries differ substantially on characteristics like economic development and culture. We use this variation and exploit experimental and quasi-experimental variation created by past and upcoming TVET reforms and pilot projects to analyse the impact of linkage on the youth labour market situation. We cooperate closely with TVET policy makers, reform leaders and stakeholders by inviting them to participate in the CEMETS summer institute and the TVET Management Master in Nepal. The problem-based learning approach provides them the opportunity to critically reflect on their reform plans with the feedback of an international peer group. Following these reforms as they progress allows us to analyse success factors and barriers to successful reform implementation and continuation, thereby bridging the gap between intentions and actions.
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