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South Asia’s 96 million skills deficit could spur recession

Staggering figures from the the Economist Intelligent Unit show that in order to avoid a rise in regional unemployment and recession, South Asia needs to create one million additional skills training places every month for the next eight years. The report reveals that of the 100 million skilled trainees needed to spur economic growth, South Asia lacks 96 million.

Malaysia opens VET to foreign providers

Foreign education providers will be allowed to expand into Malaysia's vocational education sector, the government has announced, as it aims to increase economic growth by 2020 and alleviate major skills shortages. However, international institutions will face challenges to recruit students in the country, given only around 10% of secondary schools age students go into vo­cational and technical streams.

New guide to UK TVET from British Council/UKTI

A new guide to the UK's technical and vocational education training sector has been produced by the British Council, in partnership with government department UKTI (UK Trade and Industry), given the increasing global interest in skills as well as qualifications.

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