Is technical/vocational training alone sufficient for small enterprise start-up?: practical experiences from the Informal Sector Training and Resources Network (ISTARN) programme in Zimbabwe

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The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Vocational education and training systems, what works and why’ and the program was structured around four topics: VET systems; VET in developing countries; VET and economic and social development; and VET and special needs groups. This paper was part of the second topic. Zimbabwe has not experienced significant growth in formal employment and the informal sector has become a major source for sustainable livelihoods. ISTARN [Informal Sector Training and Resources Network] has developed a short-duration, serially provided training program for...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Industry; Employment; Vocational education and training; Evaluation; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Small business; Small and medium enterprise; Employment creation; Informal sector; Self employment; Technical education and training; Program evaluation; Training program

Geographic subjects: Africa; Zimbabwe

Published: Kingston, Jamaica: International Vocational Education and Training Association, 2001

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Pages: 42 p

Conference number: 12th

Date: 2001

Place: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Statement of responsibility: K. Billing, P. Chitiyo, G. Kuchocha and C. Mutiwanyuka

Resource type: Conference

Document number: TD/TNC 68.333

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