Our Global TVET Skills Impact

Rather than just talk about our approach to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), we’d rather demonstrate our capability and capacity in skills and education through our high impact and un-matched achievements, our confirmed project outcomes and the immediate and long term personal and business impact of our world-class skills development activities across the globe. 

Our belief is that we should not be delivering any skills, knowledge and competence that do not make a difference or which do not serve a purpose. We use a simple and robust, but effective approach to measuring the real impact of what we do for individuals, for employers and for society at large. 

Businesses Helped
Workers Trained
Countries Supported
Curricula Developed
Creating impact and celebrating success
Sri Lanka

Sri-Lanka: Working in partnership with the British Council, the Government of Sri Lanka and the Digital Creatives Industry, we’re focusing on high end, high value, high impact sub-sectors, and whole systems interventions in the design and digital sub-sectors that will demonstrate the transferability of systemic skills approach and also concurrently develop capacity in relevant institutions to carry out similar work independently in future. This project is specifically aimed at systemic education reform, drawing out highly prized strategic approach to employer-led technical and vocational education and training to empower those already in work, and those seeking work, to develop their workplace skills and knowledge.


Europe: The lack of Industry 4.0 skills and knowledge across the Furniture and Wood Sectors holds back its growth potential. GSL  experts are working with 10 countries on developing an ground-breaking skills and education programme that will modernise vocational training by focusing on transformative and advanced  information and communication technologies (ICT) skills. Partnered with TVET technology providers, TVET authorities and industry experts, we are strengthening the knowledge exchange and practice that occurs between the labour market and industry. During 2019, we’ll be releasing a whole range of new and innovative video clips that will provide short burst practical skills and knowledge accessing from any media platform.


Bangladesh: Working in partnership with the British Council, our experts conducted a detailed workforce and industry study into the Creative Sector. The purpose of the research was to understand and make the case for the Creative Industries to be a top Government priority in terms of investment; secondly, the report was to identify skills gaps in the immediate future and those foreseen in the longer term. The resulting report made a number of key recommendations to both the Government of Bangladesh and Creative Sector employers about how they could best enable the sector to flourish more on the domestic and world stage, and how their human capital can best support this ambition.


Vietnam: Collaborating with employers from the construction supply industry. we undertake a review of their industry performance and provide practical technical support that will enabled improved business performance both at home and overseas. In addition, our team has worked closely with relevant technical education institutions to understand current staff capability and developed new comprehensive training programmes that build the capacity of both their training staff and the competence of the workers in the factories. This enhanced programme is also delivering knowledge and TVET skills to the supply chain and users of the products so that the product capability and performance is better understood by all.


Panama: In partnership with the Panamanian President’s Office, our team of experts supported the completion of a detailed study for a new technical training and TVET skills institute that will be built over the next two years. Working with both UK and Panamanian employers, partners and stakeholders, our team completed a full review of the current vocational training system and made a range of recommendations for curriculum and qualification development that will deliver the skills and knowledge that employers need.

People's Republic of China

China: Our team of experts collaborated with 7 colleges in Zhongshan to review and build their capability to deliver TVET skills and apprenticeships in a sustainable and business-impacting way. We have support stakeholders in developing new and lasting relationships with employers and enabled them to use industry expertise to create curriculum that is specifically designed to deliver the skills and knowledge that businesses need. At the regional level, we have worked closely with ministers in Guangdong to review their current apprenticeship and vocational training model and to make a series of systemic recommendations that will see their technical education and vocational training system become more aligned to the current economic climate.