Dr. Muriel Dunbar joined Cambridge Education, a division of Mott MacDonald, as Senior Skills Adviser in 2010, following completion of a five-year mandate as Director of the European Training Foundation, where she was responsible, as part of the EU’s external relations policy, for vocational education and labour market reform programmes in 30 countries surrounding the EU. In her current role, she has carried out work for DFID, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, in Asia and in Africa, focusing on the interaction between education and industry and their respective roles within the labour market. Earlier in her career Dr. Dunbar worked for the British Council and the Scottish Qualifications Authority in the development of national vocational qualification systems.
The issue Skills training (often referred to as TVET – technical and vocational education and training) is now regarded as a key factor for economic growth and social development, and as such, has grown in importance for governments and donor agencies. This trend is noticeable within DfID itself where several studies and business cases have… Read more