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Online and distance learning

In view of the rapid socio-economic and technological changes, jobs and the skills required to perform them continue to evolve. Many jobs in labour intensive sectors, which tend to be occupied by economically vulnerable groups of people (such as women and the poorly educated), are at high risk of being automated. In this light, delivering job-relevant skills at a reasonable cost, especially for workers whose jobs are at risk, is important. If well implemented, ICTs in TVET have the potential to improve access to learning, to improve quality while decreasing costs, to make teaching and learning more relevant to people’s work and lives, and to encourage individuals to become lifelong learners.