At a Glance
- Ensuring that the skills required by extractive industries are present in the labor force is largely determined by the scope and quality of technical and vocational training (TVET) programs, as well as the existence and quality of specialized national tertiary education systems emphasizing geology and engineering.
- Extractive industry companies will often organize their own training programs when the quality of vocational education does not meet the standards they set.
- This creates significant advantage for those governments that have made concerted efforts to improve TVET training because it suggests that lead times for extractive industry projects are likely to be reduced, resulting in major savings and raising the attractiveness of the country to extractive industry investment.
- Coordinated industry–education partnerships, particularly at community colleges and in the early years of higher education, are also seen as critical to the energy and mining future of advanced and developing countries alike.
- Providing scholarships to, or twinning with, universities in other countries, or developing regionally based university programs where several neighboring countries pool their resources, are effective tools governments can use to ensure interested nationals receive training as engineers and geologists.
- Flagship Report Paper Series, Paper 7: Leveraging Extractive Industries for Skills Development to Maximize Sustainable Growth and Employment (African Development Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
- Mapping and Analysis of the Needs for Petroleum Related Education in Tanzania (Farouk Al-Kasim, Siri Bjerkreim Hellevik, Prosper Ngowi, Harald Stokkeland, Karen Sund)
- Technical and Vocational Education and Training: A Study of Promising Models in International Development (Monika Aring)
- Afghanistan Resource Corridor Skills Strategy Development Final Report (World Bank)
- Harnessing the Potential of Extractive Industries (International Labour Organization)
- Technical Vocational Education and Training in Mining Study Tour (Shingai Mutize)
- Industrial Training for the Extractive Industry Sector (Learn Corp International)
- Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action (National Research Council of the National Academics)
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: A Study of Promising Models in International Development
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The quality of general education for sustained resource development is crucial when it comes to ensuring that the skills required by extractive industries are present in the labor force. Important dimensions include the scope and quality of technical and vocational training (TVET) programs, as well as the existence and quality of specialized national tertiary education systems emphasizing geology and engineering.