Private sector engagement is essential for access to quality skills development, on-the-job training opportunities, facilitation of work-place based training pathwaysto meet skills demand of the labour market efficiently. Creating tangible opportunities for private sector stakeholders to participate in decision-making processes related to TVET sector management is integral to develop a sustainable demand-driven TVET systemfor economic prosperity of the country.
The TVET Reform Support Programme supports the private sector engagement in TVET and is mainly focused on the following:
- equitable access to quality TVET and enhanced employability of TVET graduates through implementation of relevant provisions of the National TVET Policy and National Skills Strategy (NSS);
- increased participation of private sector bodies in TVET decision making and implementing bodies;
- providing federal and provincial level forums to increase collaboration between public and private sector organizations;
- establishment of Skill Development Councils (SDCs) and Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) for indigenous curriculum, competency based training and assessment, demand driven skills training and development, and relevant employability opportunities.