ESEPARC partners with the Taiwan Technical Mission to do an Industry Needs Assessment for a second phase of the TVET Enhancement Project

On Monday 28th October 2020, ESEPARC officially signed an engagement contract with the Taiwan Technical Mission. The Mission under the TVET Enhancement Project commissioned the Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC) to conduct a study that assesses the implementation of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Eswatini in order to improve and expand the impact of the TVET Enhancement Project.

ESEPARC is excited for the opportunity to once again contribute to the development of effective programmes for skills development in Eswatini. The study will provide an account of the key achievements attributable to the TVET investments made by the Taiwan Technical Mission so far in Eswatini. Moreover, the study will also provide a needs assessment on how to further improve the TVET sector to improve employability and self-employment prospects for trainees. A key element of improving the employment prospects of TVET trainees is to identify ways to improve the apprenticeship and trade testing system in Eswatini in order to match TVET training and testing with current and future industry needs.

This study is one way in which the Centre is contributing to the social and economic development of the country through evidence based planning and programming. ESEPARC is committed in assisting the country marry evidence based decision making with policy programming and implementation.