International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-534X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 115


TVET, economy and sustainable development

Ogur Eric Okoth
  • Ogur Eric Okoth
  • Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, the Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 21 December 2022
  •  Accepted: 17 May 2023
  •  Published: 31 July 2023


Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has long been recognized as a key driver of economic growth and sustainable development. TVET programs provide individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the modern economy, while also helping to bridge the gap between education and employment. In this paper, the literature was reviewed on the role of TVET in promoting sustainable development and economic growth, with a focus on its potential to address issues of poverty, inequality, and unemployment. The challenges and opportunities facing TVET systems were also discussed in different countries, and provide recommendations for policy makers seeking to support the development and expansion of TVET programs.


Key words: TVET, sustainable development, economy.