Representatives from Career Disha Nepal and the capacity development specialist, Ms Prativa Joshi from National Vocational Qualification System (NVQS) had a small information sharing meeting on the Friday 27th October 2017.
NVQS is working towards creating a more streamlined education system where the gap between vocational training and formal academics is bridged. The talk was mainly focused on the development and the structure of the current educational system as well as its future. Through the meet, we found out that NVQS working with National Skill Testing Board (NSTB) and Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) are planning a draft of that system which is to be completed by 2019, according to Ms Prativa Joshi.
The idea is to create an identical field where youth who have completed the vocational training and formal academics have similar career opportunities. This, according to Ms Joshi, could start off by providing certification to youths/students that have successfully completed their vocational training. One of the concepts that we should all be excited is that NVQS too plans to expand the vocation training to an equivalent rate to a PhD graduate. The details, however, are still under construction.
You can find the drafted version of the planned structure through a video that NVQS recently published here.