Nepal Vocational Qualification System

Nepal Vocational Qualifications System (NVQS) is envisioned a long-term project, about 10 years, focused on bringing about systemic changes in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Nepal that will enable women and men including disadvantaged groups to get access to increased employment and self-employment performing at higher productivity levels leading to higher income, enhanced livelihood and resilience, and thus combat poverty and promote inclusive growth.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is supporting the Ministry of Education to establish a National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF) and a corresponding National Vocational Qualification Authority (NVQA) to manage it through NVQS Project. Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Swisscontact) provides the Technical Assistance to the Project.

Ministry of Education is the institutional partner and NSTB/CTEVT is the direct implementation partner until it will be transformed into a NVQA under its own legal umbrella. In its first phase (2015 – 2019), NVQS is expected to set enabling framework conditions, the setting up base for an independent legal entity, building institutional and human capacities of existing NSTB, and strengthening and expanding existing service delivery in all 75 districts in Nepal.