The Promising Practices Database presents initiatives from around the world that help contribute in a meaningful way to improving TVET in their context, whether it be local, national or regional. Four new Promising Practices have been added to the ever-growing database and can now be accessed online.
Promising Practices have a board scope and include initiatives that promote, for example, sustainability, gender equality, inclusiveness or ICT in TVET. They aim to inform and inspire others that may face similar challenges in their local contexts. The four promising practices follow a new and revised format which will make it easier to learn about the objectives of the practices, the strategic decisions taken to implement it and the benefits that the practice has brought. They are:
Young Africa, Mozambique: In Mozambique, youth unemployment is high and education programmes are often dependent on international aid. The umbrella organization Young Africa sets up self-sustaining centres that efficiently prepare students to self-employment.
Laboratoria, Peru: In Peru, a web development company became aware of the lack of female software developers in the country and decided to set up a six-month training course for disadvantaged women. Graduates find employment and see their income sensibly improving.
REACH, Vietnam: In Vietnam, a local NGO brings disadvantaged young people to employment by training them and connecting them to a Network of over a thousand companies. To ensure a low drop-out rate, REACH counsels and actively supports the trainees throughout.
Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Program: In Australia, the government launched an Ambassadors programme to raise the status of apprenticeships. Prominent figures and high performing apprentices are mobilized to showcase the system and an online platform increases the programme’s outreach.
These practices are the first of numerous to be uploaded in the coming months. For more information on the Promising Practices Database, including how to contribute to the online service, please visit the dedicated page.