The Role of the University as Mediator in a Skills Ecosystem Approach to VET

Chapter Authors: Heila Lotz-Sisitka, George Openjuru, Jacques Zeelen


This chapter focuses particularly on the mediating role of the university, in close connection with vocational institutions and informal community actors, in developing an inclusive approach to vocational education and training (VET) through an expanded social ecosystem for skills model. It draws upon lessons learnt from the Alice and Gulu cases on community-based approaches to establishing an expanded skills ecosystem approach to VET in Africa. The main question guiding this chapter relates to the possible mediating role of the university to enhance a regional expanded ecosystem for supporting quality vocational education that is also relevant to its context, including emergent possibilities to build skills and livelihoods linked to just transitions.

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Publisher Bristol University Press
Pages 139-157
DOI 10.2307/j.ctv360nrhf.14
In book Transitioning Vocational Education and Training in Africa (pp.139-157)
Book Author(s) Heila Lotz-Sisitka, George Openjuru, Jacques Zeelen

ISBNs: 9781529224658, 1529224659, 9781529224634

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