The webinar was conducted through the online platform Zoom and was open to public for participation. The webinar highlighted the importance and relevance of NVQS for the overall reform of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in Nepal. It also provided insights into the status of NVQS, how the NVQS in Nepal can be linked to international job market, and how the existing gap can be bridged. The webinar is one of the series of the events that will continue during entire year and beyond.
National TVET expert Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, Director General of Colombo Plan Staff College, made a presentation titled, “NVQS: an urgent need for Nepal”, where he talked about the importance and benefits of NVQS and next steps for the development and implementation of NVQS in the context of Nepal. Likewise, international expert Dr. James Keevy, Chief Executive Officer of JET Education Services, South Africa, presented on the topic, “Qualification Frameworks in 2021: an international perspective”. He shared knowledge on qualifications frameworks development internationally and talked about future considerations. There was a question-and-answer session after each presentation where the queries of the participants were answered by the presenters.
Altogether, 398 people participated in the event with participation of many distinguished guests and TVET sector experts. There was presence of Hon. Minister of Gandaki Province, Hon. Member of National Planning Commission, respective secretaries from different ministries, officials from province and federal level government bodies, business and industry associations including sector skill committees etc. The event was also broadcasted live through the Facebook page of National Skill Testing Board (NSTB), which has been viewed by more than 3,000 people till date. The event was formally closed by the Vice Chairperson of the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), Mr. Khagendra Prasad Adhikari.
The audio record including presentation of the webinar can be accessed through the link.