Trade school concept which has been implemented in Nepal is an initiative between the government of Nepal and the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of commerce and industry. This approach is a realization of the Government and Industry and business sector that mutual collaboration is essential between the two in order to make vocational training programs need responsive and relevant to the needs and requirements of the community and the individual. The importance of partnership between the Government and the Business Sector in the development of skills for employment and business productivity improvement was realized in 1993. However, the Government and business communities were not able to come into partnership agreement until 2003.
Considering the importance of Public Private Partnership in skill development for enhancing national productivity and poverty reduction, FNCCI came up with an idea or concept of establishing the "Trade Schools" in the year 2003. The partnership intended to
(a) Develop and conduct quality and demand driven (need based) training programs/packages based on the assessment of training needs and employment demands of local community;
(b) Establish strong collaboration among labor market partners, training institutions and the government institutions in delivering meaningful and relevant skill training;
(c) Achieve higher percentage of employment rate trained graduates by providing placement and information support services and utilizing established network of FNCCI and local Chamber of commerce and industries;
(d) Provide employment-based technical/vocational training to unemployed youths seeking employment and upgrade the skills of working employees with adequate blend of institutional training and work-based learning;
(e) Provide post-training support to training completers to enhance their confidence to start small scale enterprises.
Five Trade schools are in operation with a collaborative support from the Government, FNCCI and the local chambers. Experience showed that Trade school programs were successful in developing employable skills demanded by the national economy. The success program was observed from the high employment rates of the youths and adults who participated the training.
Elam Parshikshan Kendra (Trade School) Damak:
Elam parshikshan Kendra damak was established in 2003 under the Public Private
Partnership Programme. It has located in the Damak, Jhapa district.
The management committee has been formed as per followings:
• Nominated from District/ Municipality CCI by FNCCI president - Chairperson
• Representative District development committee- Member
• Representative, local municipality- Member
• Representative local skill development centre- Member
• Local entrepreneurs/ industrialists- 2 Members
• Invitee -2 Members (maximum)
• Centre chief - Member secretary
|1.||Center Chief||1||Bachelor Degree in Technical Education|
Existing Capacity: 30 people in per shift
|S.N.||Trade||No. of Trainee||Remarks|
|4.||Sewing & Cutting(Basic)||7|
• Self employment 40%
• Wage employment 24%
Potential training areas:
• Beauty parlor
• Computer hard ware
• Rural health
• TV repair and maintenance
• Cooking & Baking
• Auto mechanics
• Photo copy, fax maintenance technician.
Existing Capacity: 30 people in one shift.
Trade School building going to construction.