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Department of Technical Education, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources
Department of Technical Education, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MOLHR)

UNEVOC Centre (Ministry) since 1999

The Department has the responsibility concerning all aspects of vocational education and training (VET), skills development and out of school youths that relate directly to employment opportunities. The Department of Technical Education (DTE) is now mandated to act as the focal agency to plan, develop and coordinate all human resource development activities for the country.

The DTE is purely a government organization. It also currently offers skill training programmes for school leavers, villagers and special groups of people i.e. disabled, juveniles, monks,nuns and spouses of armed force personnel, etc.


To achieve a globally competitive workforce through a holistic TVET that creates a more cohesive society and secures a stable economic future for all citizens.


  • To ensure quality VET, relevant to labour market.
  • To increase access to VET programmes.
  • To provide guidance and support to institutes on changes in TVET policies, interventions and strategies;
  • To Design, develop and review curricula (Public and Private);
  • To Develop and review guidelines (TOT, Curriculum, CBLM);
  • To carryout capacity development programs to TVET providers (Public and Private);

Regular tasks

  • Develop, strengthen and promote TVET through policy formulation, review, coordination and advocacy;
  • Provide access, relevant and quality TVET;
  • Facilitate training of educators in the field of TVET;
  • Supply skilled manpower into the Bhutanese economy based on labour market needs;
  • Develop and stimulate innovative TVET projects in close co-operation with the technical training institutes;
  • Provide policy recommendations based on research in the field of TVET. * Design, develop and review curricula for TVET programs;
  • Design, develop and review instructional resources, learning resources, e-learning tools for TVET programs;
  • Carry out capacity development programs for faculty and managers from TVET providers (Public and Private) and industries in teaching methodology, professionalism, leadership and management;
  • Facilitate liaison services to the TVET training providers in establishing industry institute linkages and linkages with other stakeholders;
  • Develop linkages with reputed TVET institutes at regional and international levels;
  • Promote TVET through various strategic advocacy programmes;
  • Coordinate community Skills development programs
  • Provide administrative support to the institutions under the purview of DTE for infrastructure development and HR management;
  • Provide guidance and support to institutes on changes in TVET related policies, interventions and strategies;
  • Provide vocational career guidance and post training facilitation to the graduates of the TVET institutes, through interventions such as the Alumni, Business Incubation Units, Life-long learning opportunities and the formation of Self Help Groups;
  • Monitor the use of and relevancy of curricula and instructional materials at the Technical Training Institutes and Institute of traditional Arts & Crafts (TIs/IZCs);
  • Enforce and monitor Quality Management Systems at the institutes (internal monitoring);

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
  Secondary 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 lead
  Interested to contribute
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 contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

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
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
  Moderately interested
With Africa    Not interested
With the Arab States    Not interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Department of Technical Education, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MOLHR)
11001 Thimphu


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Norbu Wangchuk
Department of Technical Education

UNEVOC Coordinator
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28 July 2016
UNEVOC Centres celebrate World Youth Skills Day
On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day a number of UNEVOC Centres and TVET institutions organized activities which raised awareness of the importance of investing in youth skills as a means of promoting employment and sustainable development.
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