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Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (hosted at GTI (Insein))

UNEVOC Centre (Ministry) since 2004

Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training under the Ministry of Science and Technology is focal Department of TVET Sector. DTVET has been making efforts with accelerated momentum to achieve advancement in vocational education in the country and to obtain the skilled workers essential for socio-economic development of country. Therefore, our country needs to reform the vocational education system and to contribute International TVET practice, experience and methodology.

Under DTVET, there are 4 Government Technical Colleges, 24 Government Technical Institutes, 35 Government Technical High Schools, Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute (SMVTI), Nyang Shwe Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), English Language Proficiency School (ELPS), Yatana Welding Training Center (YWTC), School of Industrial Training and Education (SITE), Food & Beverage Vocational Training Center (F&BVTC) for vocational education and training. In all Government Technical Colleges and Institutes, the field in Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Maintenance, Industrial Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Information Technology are trained to the students who pass the matriculation exam. The training period for all training fields must take 3 years course and the diploma level is attained after completely finished in specific course. In all Government Technical High Schools, the field in Building, Electronics, Electrical, Building Services, Auto Mechanics, Machining and Metal Process Technology and Information Technology are trained to students who pass the Middle standard schools. The training period for all fields must take 2 years course and the certificate level is attained after completely finished.

Students who pass matriculation exam can join to SMVTI which offers 10 courses including Hotel and Tourism subjects. Its training period must take 6 months and certificate level is attained after completely finished. NVTI offers demand-based modular courses especially short courses on Agriculture and Livestock, Hotel and Tourism, Engineering courses and training period varies on courses offered. Most of the students who’s finished in vocational fields can search and join to various Government Factories, Private Companies and other demand places according to their vocational fields.

DTVET is responsible for capacity building of human resources in various levels from all Government Technical Colleges, Government Technical Institutes and Government Technical High Schools in Myanmar in order to train qualified technicians and skilled persons. So, we need to develop these sectors such as formulating the program of strong linkages between academic and industries, setting the priorities for occupational skills that will be met with industrial needs, organizing training programs in vocational trades for the students who dropped out at various levels of the formal education system and training and nurturing skilled technicians who are imbued with a sense if conscientiousness and convictions to cherish the state.

DTVET is cooperating with other TVET related ministries and international organizations for formal and non-formal vocational training to promote TVET sector in Myanmar and to develop the TVET Master for Myanmar. We have to prepare work ready human resources in line with the growth of industrial sectors. We need to fulfill the needs of various industrial sectors and shape the future linkage among the institutes, industries and private sector in our country.


  • To enhance the opportunity for every citizen to learn the vocational education
  • To support the employment opportunity and to assist for raising per capital income


  • To nurture the qualified technical and vocational professionals and skilled workers to meet the needs of the public and private sectors
  • To expand the types of vocational courses and schools that will be adapted based on employment opportunities in each field of study regarding economic development, investment projects and labor market situation
  • To ensure that everyone who wants to learn technical and vocational education has access
  • To enhance the capacity of technical and vocational teachers, administrators and staff in order to create a quality technical and vocational education environment
  • To develop curricula and teaching and learning methods in line with international standards
  • To encourage assessment and research by providing training for local development in technical and vocational schools
  • To establish a strong management system that links technical and vocational education and training, and strengthens public-private partnerships

Regular tasks

Nurturing Human Resources in Vocational Education to meet the industry demands which is relevant to TVET system in Myanmar.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
   Interested to learn
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
   Interested to learn
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
  Moderately interested
Workshops and conferences
  Moderately interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (hosted at GTI (Insein)) (MOST)
Office No. (21)
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar



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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dr. Sai Kyaw Naing Oo
Director General
Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

UNEVOC Coordinator
Dr. Nyan Win Than
Deputy Director General
Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

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26 March 2019
Women honoured by the UNEVOC Centre in Myanmar
The International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated at the Government Technical Institute (GTI) Insein on 12th March marks the very first event organized by the UNEVOC Centre of the Ministry of Education – Department for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (hosted at GTI Insein) since the relaunch of its activity on 3rd December.
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