Possible Futures for the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) Discussion Paper

This report is not intended to be a detailed and thorough review of the NCVT’s
functioning. This is largely an impressionistic review, only to the extent necessary to
recognize and highlight certain issues for further consideration. These in turn provide a basis to reflect on the future mandate, role, responsibilities, and activities of the NCVT keeping in mind that other key skills agencies have emerged on the scene also mandated with certain roles and function.

This report is also not intended to provide definitive recommendations. This study comes at a time when the thinking of different key stake holders is still evolving, and the full implications of their respective mandates are still being worked out by them. Until the churning has stopped and one can see the contours clearly it would be premature to come up with ‘definitive’ recommendations.