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Reliving Technical and Vocational Education and Training to Juxtapose Industrial Engineering and Operation Management for National Development: The Case of Africa

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is the icon of the new dispensation and pivotal to sustainable socio-economic development. Governments around the world are increasingly expositioning the philosophy of “heritage based education” as the anchor of sustainable innovation and skills development for community based industrialization and economic development. The ways of knowing are particularly important in the era of globalisation, a time in which indigenous knowledge as intellectual property is taking new significance in the search for answers to many of the world’s most vexing challenges such as: disease, famine, ethnic conflict, and poverty. Indigenous knowledge, endogenous and exogenous have values, not only for the culture in which it develops, but also for scientists and planners around the world seeking solutions to community challenges. The researcher argue that local communities have relevant and appropriate knowledge and resources that can be employed and deployed to construct resilient local architectural designs using traditional Knowledge Management Systems. This ultimately can result in appropriate and relevant infrastructural development which take cognisance of community requirements and can propel sustainable development. The researcher employed mixed method approach in order to benefit from both quantitative and qualitative.

Retracing, Reconstructing, Reliving, Heritage and Juxtapose

Tafadzwa Mudondo. (2023). Reliving Technical and Vocational Education and Training to Juxtapose Industrial Engineering and Operation Management for National Development: The Case of Africa. American Journal of Operations Management and Information Systems, 8(1), 1-11.

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