An analysis of the technical and vocational skills gaps in the manufacturing industry in Malawi

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Author: Chimpololo, Andrew


This study presents the findings of skills scoping study for the manufacturing industry in Malawi. The study analyse the skills gaps in the sector to inform the development and review processes of technical and vocational education programmes in the country to help balance the demand and supply of skills equilibrium. Currently, research indicates a mismatch between the range of programmes in training institutions and needs of the industry due to weak linkages. The study used interviews, questionnaire and document analysis to investigate the skills situation. While most of the required...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Vocational education and training; Industry; Research; Labour market

Keywords: Skill shortage; Education industry relationship; Skill needs; Labour demand; Labour supply

Geographic subjects: Malawi; Africa

Published: [Nairobi, Kenya]: Academic Journals, 2017

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Journal volume: 9

Journal number: 2

Journal date: March 2017

Pages: pp. 9-19

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.475

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