A Platform for Skills
Project Status: On-going
Noting the challenges associated with not having a centralized system for vocational skills offered by state institutions, and at the request of the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training, the Citra Social Innovation Lab is currently prototyping a skills platform. The main objective of the platform is to compile and share the details of National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) qualified individuals (a vocational training qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree) from around the country within one centralized database. Thus, employers from the government and the private sector will have the opportunity to obtain information on NVQ-certified individuals, identify individuals most suited to their demands, and hire them accordingly.
The prototype was initiated under the patronage of His Excellency, the President. The prototype platform now hosts more 60,000 entries of NVQ-qualified individuals. Phase II of the Skills Platform requires the re-engagement of relevant officials, and will allow users to update their profiles, post their CVs, and look for current vacancies. Employers will also have secure logins.
The initial data collection process commenced with the four main NVQ institutes: namely, the Vocational Training Authority, the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA), the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC), and the Department of Technical Education & Training (D-TECH).