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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Vocational Education & Training
Title A Situational Analysis of Approaches Used to Bridge Content Gaps and Labor Market Demand: A Case for Botswana Vocational Training System.
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Volume 21
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 58-79
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Abstract
This paper analyzed quality assurance activities used by Botswana Training Authority (BQTA), a vocational training regulatory body in Botswana, to ensure that the content of accredited programs meet the needs of the labor market. BOTA has put in place quality assurance activities which extend beyond Botswana National Vocational Quality Framework (BNVQF) programs. In addition, the level of industry involvement in the generation of content of training programs was explored. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies were used to gather and analyze data. The study revealed that Botswana has a robust vocational training system and that industry is involved in the development of national programs such as MTTC apprenticeship, BTEP and BNVQF. However, to improve the credibility and quality of the Technical, Vocational Education and Training system from the current status, the study recommends increasing the level of involvement of industry in the whole training cycle and for the country to run one national vocational training system.

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Mmolotsa K, Gillian. "A Situational Analysis of Approaches Used to Bridge Content Gaps and Labor Market Demand: A Case for Botswana Vocational Training System.." International Journal of Vocational Education & Training 21, no. 2 (2013): 58-79.
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