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International Expert in Vocational and Higher Education
Karina Veal served as a senior education specialist for the Asian Development Bank (ADB), where she provided strategic advice and technical expertise to governments across Asia. She also advocated new approaches for ADB's $2.7 billion TVET portfolio. Prior to joining ADB in 2012, she provided consulting services in skills for development, advising UN and bilateral agencies; and held public policy roles in the Australian TVET system.
Combining workplace training with classroom-based learning reduces skills mismatch by providing students with practical skills and experiences.
Employment outcomes for young people can be maximized with career guidance and employment services.
Establishing centers of excellence can be a fast and cost-effective way for countries and industries to create much-needed specialists.
Skills urgently needed in today’s high-tech working environment are best acquired in technology-enabled settings.
Success lies in industry links, technology, skills development, new modes of education delivery, and school-to-work transition programs.
A school consortium in Australia partners with industry to create a high-tech learning lab where students get the latest in technology and career opportunities.
How technology is used in and outside the classroom to improve access to education
Bangladesh trained 1.5 million people by linking directly to the real-world needs of employers.
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.
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.