Labour Market Need Assessment for Demand Driven TVET

Date: July 3, 2020 /
Program Type: Webinar /

July 3, 2020 | 9:30am Afghanistan | 10:00am Maldives, Pakistan | 10:30am India, Sri Lanka | 10:45am Nepal | 11:00am Bangladesh, Bhutan | 11:30am Myanmar | 12:00nn Thailand | 1:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji

Webinar Presentation/s


This concept paper is prepared for the CPSC webinar on the topic “Labour Market Need Assesment for Demand Driven TVET”. Assessing the real needs of enterprises, industry, or community is one of the most important tasks for TVET institutions because the technical and vocational trainings are only successful if the real needs have been identified of the job market. Needs assessment is the first step when developing curricula and designing training courses. However, formal market surveys and training needs assessment processes found to be lengthy, costly and exhausting. Thus, a new way of assessing market needs was developed and named “Rapid Market Appraisal” which is quick, flexible and effective way of collecting, processing, and analyzing information and data of labor markets.

Rapid Market Appraisal (RMA) is one of the tools in determining the needs or demand of skilled human resources for the business and industry. Basically it is used to undertake a comprehensive study of an employment status in the specific occupational area particularly at a local level. RMA provides the following major information on number of skilled workers available at present in specific occupation in predetermined area, number of skilled workers needed, additional skills of the workers as preferred by employers, present occupational interests of local youths, potential business growth, and existing technical training providers or TVET institutions available in the local area.

In order to achieve the objectives of RMA, the RMA practitioners as a preparatory work need to be sure on what are the data sources, what documents need to review before planning the RMA, what tools need to be used for data collection, and how the RMA report is prepared.

Globally, many Donor driven TVET programs require first to conduct RMA before implementing training programs to avoid the job mismatch in the labour market. Job markets are constantly evolving and changing, and therefore market appraisal need to be conducted on a fairly regular basis. RMA ensures that the new employment seeking youths receive relevant, marketable, and high-quality training so that high number of youths are placed on the jobs. Thus, this is vital for TVET institutions to conduct RMA before implementing training programs for the 21st century youths.


This webinar session is designed to provide concept and knowledge on RMA concept, management, and conduction. It will also provide step by step guidelines to conduct RMA, make familiar with data sources, data collection tools, documents to be reviewed before conducting RMA, and presenting RMA data.


Sharing the concept and management guidelines of Rapid Market Appraisal (RMA) for the TVET institutions.