On the Day 2 of TVET for a sustainable economy UK seminar currently taking place at Coventry UK, delegates from Nepal which comprises of high level government authorities and private sector representatives were introduced to ideas for policy changes and interventions to contribute to agile and sustainable system reform. The delegates are facilitated by Dakchyata project funded by the European Union and managed by the British Council.
Stephen Wan, Head of Skills Strategy and Stakeholder Unit Department for Education shared his impressive presentation on strategic development and implementation of England's Skills Agenda and how it is supporting the Skills transition to Green Jobs. Continuing to focus on green skills, Darren Shaw from Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) emphasised its work on greening apprenticeships and technical qualifications.
Dakchyata delegates engaged speakers with questions on ways to reduce inequities in Nepal for better access to TVET, ensuring sustainability strategy in TVET strategy and expressed their queries on newer topics such as green financing and enabling roles of Green Advisory panel in the UK.
For practical exposure on government and industry engagement, a Public Private Partnership model in apprenticeships and blended learning, the delegates were taken on a tour of National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) and Siemens Depot NTAR in Northampton.
Fiona Horrel from Devon and Cornwall Training Partnership Network (DCTPN), shared its leading innovations in TVET in the Southwest of the UK - facilitation of partnerships and stakeholders. Bret Willers from Coventry City Council reemphasized on the need for new knowledge and skills to create opportunities for a sustainable zero carbon future.
The day ended with a stakeholder networking dinner hosted by the British Council with representatives of the UK Skill Sector at the Birmingham College of Food at the University College. The dinner was prepared and served by the current learners in an apprentice restaurant.