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Morris, Halden A.
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Strategies for Enhancing Relationships of TVET Institutions with Industry
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UWI/UNESCO Caribbean Conference on TVET
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March 7-9, 2012
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Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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http:; www.soeconferences.com/sites/default/files/PC7%20Strategies%20for%20Engaging%20Relationships%20between%20Industry%20&%20Education-Morris.pdf
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Abstract
The relationship of TVET institutions with industries is of paramount importance since the primary business of these institutions to interpret the market demand signals and prepare human resources to satisfy the manpower needs of industry. Sustainable relationships between TVET institutions and industries are established for reasons which benefit both entities. In this paper attempt will be made to identify some tangible reasons for establishing relationships and identify the types and benefits of these relationships. Industry training needs and demands can be quite extensive. The way in which a training institution responds to these needs and demands will determine the level of success that will be achieved. The paper will identify methods for assessing demands for training and determine the factors which influence training. Attempts will be made to identify strategies for effectively engaging industry in training. Since most TVET institutions are public entities, the paper will address policy and regulatory mechanisms for facilitating training.....
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