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Empowering the Employment, Vocational and Technical Education and Training Sector | Promise

Empowering the Employment, Vocational and Technical Education and Training Sector

Authors
Higher Population Council
Geographic Area
National
Year Of Publish
2016
Funded by
UNFPA
Type of research
Quantitative
Research Area
Policy, Programmatic/systems,
Abstract

 

Mainly relying on the findings of the Higher Population Council’s “Second National report on the State of Jordan’s Population 2014: An Overview of E-TVET”, which focuses on the employment, technical and vocational education and training sector, this policy brief looks into E-TVET strategies and offers a diagnostic assessment of the status quo and challenges of the sector and proposes policies to address these challenges.

Conclusion and Recommendations:

Therefore, the policy brief proposing the following Policies:

Policy I: Establish the Higher Council for Human Resource Development

Policy II: Enhance Vocational Guidance and Counselling

Policy III: Establish Progression Pathways into Higher Vocational and Technical Education for TVET graduates

Policy IV:  Scale up training of trainers programs to enhance the capacity of vocational and technical trainers.

All four policies are important to empower the employment, technical and vocational education and training sector. Yet, priority could be given first to establishing the Higher Council for Human Resource Development, then to opening progression pathways for TVET graduates into technical and vocational higher education.

The first policy is the primary incubator for the other three policies. Establishing the Higher Council for Human Resource Development has become a national requirement. The council will act as a supreme, independent human resource policy-making body that safeguards the autonomy of education and training institutions while developing and implementing efficient national accountability systems to organize policy making processes in the sector. This in turn will guarantee better coordination and enforce quality assurance mechanisms at education and training institutions to upgrade all levels and forms of education. The Council will help address most issues pertaining to the E-TVET sector.

The Council shall have the following tasks:

Endorse and identify the priorities of national human resource and employment policies, and endorse, follow up on, and evaluate plans stemming from these policies.

Approve the framework of a unified national strategy for human resources, and approve, evaluate and review the relevant execution plans.

Endorse the national standards for human resource development programs to ensure alignment with labor market requirements and enhance competitiveness. 

Set the frameworks and mechanisms for coordinating among different entities concerned with human resources.

Approve and adopt human resource indicators in Jordan on regular basis.

Oversee, update and follow up on the use of the national human resource information system.  

Develop a national qualifications system and set the appropriate mechanisms to implement it.

Give necessary instructions to conduct assessments and other studies connected to human resource policies and programs and labor market needs.

Review legislation (laws, by-laws and instructions) related to human resources, and present recommendations as necessary to Council of Ministers.

Enhance cooperation between national institutions and entities concerned with human resources and their Arab, regional and international counterparts.

 

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