The partnership between the Bangladesh government and industry associations allows trainees to gain employable skills. Photo credit: SEIP.

Bangladesh trained 1.5 million people by linking directly to the real-world needs of employers.

Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology trains students to support Toyota’s dealer network, providing them with both practical and customer interface skills. Photo credit: Toyota Motor Philippines.

Two Philippine-based technical and vocational education training centers are showing what’s needed to align the skills of workers with the needs of modern automakers.

An instructor guiding a trainee welder attending a short training under the Skills Development Project in Bangladesh. The Project aims to help reduce unemployment rates in Bangladesh. Photo credit: ADB.

The basic education and skill set that powered "Factory Asia" needs realignment if Asia is to continue its upward trajectory.

Students learn computer skills at a community e-center in Bhutan. Photo credit: ADB.

Skills urgently needed in today’s high-tech working environment are best acquired in technology-enabled classrooms.

Weak learning pathways in Myanmar’s education system impede student progress. Photo credit: Eric Sales/ADB.

Myanmar is improving its secondary education system through reforms of curriculum, teaching, and student assessment.

Increased access to technology in schools helps improve learning outcomes and provide students with in-demand technical skills.  Photo: ADB.

Success lies in industry links, technology, skills development, new modes of education delivery, and school-to-work transition programs.

A student and her teacher interact in class as part of Viet Nam’s first TVET course that aims to train sewerage engineering technicians. Photo Credit: GIZ.

Business sector engagement is key to the success of a German-supported TVET training offer for skilled workers for the wastewater sector in Viet Nam.

Students attending vocational schools in Karakol, Kyrgz Republic. Photo credit: ADB.

One way to counter negative perceptions about technical and vocation education and training (TVET) programs is to promote them through better communications.



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