Building on the Rapid Assessment, this Component will explore in more depth issues of relevance to TVET in order to identify key element of a policy framework and priorities to address in the Education Sector Plan. A strong emphasis will be given to consultation and dialogue, building on Phase 1 roundtables (and potentially including establishment of a working group), particularly given the large number of agencies currently involved in this subsector, and the need for TVET system-industry linkages. Equity will be a key focus. In some cases, selective emphasis may be given to TVET’s feed-in to fields expected to play key roles in driving rebalanced economic growth and, including construction, tourism, manufacturing and agriculture. Some parts may be integrated with the Higher Education Component (link).
The component will assess options for system expansion for increasing access, especially for disadvantaged students. It will also explore options for enhancing the quality of programmes and their relevance to regional, national and personal needs and aspirations, especially the labour market, including strengthening the role of the National Skills Authority and other institution. An in-depth analysis of the subsector (engaging industry/employers as well as related ministries), including aspects related to existing programmes, teaching methods, and instructional materials; analysis of the impact of the ASEAN integration on skills needs in Myanmar will also be included, as well as partnership arrangements with enterprises in the planning and delivery of programs, on the job training, internships, and capacity development needs. Options for enhancing management and financing of the TVET sub-sector will also be explored, and recommendations made for TVET reform.