Technical and vocational education and training (TVET)

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is an important skill-oriented education with prospect of stimulating youth employability and national development. Though the government of Nepal has made considerable improvement towards basic education sector, the country still faces significant challenges on TVET.

TVET is a powerful tool for empowering youths to gear up the economic development of the country through employment generation, poverty alleviation, enhancing sustainable economic development and ultimately improving quality of life of the people.

The term youth employability and nation-building are usually used to refer to a constructive process of engaging all youths in building social harmony, economic prosperity and political stability in a nation in an inclusive and democratic way.

However, in the context of Nepal,  it is estimated that about 3 million migrated   workers are working in foreign countries except India and the migration is increasing each year and 1500 youths are leaving country each day for foreign employment. Majority of them( 75%) are unskilled labor and  a few of them are semiskilled(25%) and skilled labor (1%).This indicates  that nation has  no adequate skill development training strategies to address the needs of the young people for their livelihood and decent job and income  within the country and abroad  for improving their quality of life.

Our biggest asset in our country is our large potential human resource. Unfortunately we have to say that it is also our biggest liability as we could not properly explore our human resource into our development pursuits due to inadequate technical knowhow, skills and competencies. As we know that a large number of youths who are unemployed and underemployed are serious concern to be addressed for gainful employment in national and international markets for the prosperity, progress and economic stability of the country.

As we are aware that the youths are the building blocks of a nation. Evidences show that empowering youths through TVET is the best essential component of nation building as sustainable economic development. TVET therefore, is an important tool which provides better skills, better carrier, better income and better life and transfer youths’ potentiality into national development.


Department of  TVET

Mission    Skilling Youths  though TVET for Meeting the Challenges of Nation-building




  • To support for increasing access of  TVET training  particularly to disadvantaged  group to    promote poverty reduction and better quality of life  by increasing   employment outcomes through entrepreneurship development,  self employment, wage employment and international employment.


  • To coordinate  and establish relationship with national and international partners  in line with  skills training, research  and development , technology transfer and promote to establish  polytechnic schools, skill training centers to produce market oriented skilled workforce as per need for national and international market.


To advocate awareness , conduct workshops, seminars and interaction programs on TVET.


Advisors and Researchers at the Technical and vocational education and training (TVET)  Department .

  1. Dr. Jay Bahadur  Tandan, Director
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