‘We need to offer big solutions for developing countries’
“It’s clear that we need to do something different. We are going in to offer training for 10 teachers or other small-scale opportunities; we need to offer scalable solutions that have a real impact on developing economies. The message from us is to look beyond the countries that you are comfortable with, that you have been to before, where there is a lot of competition.
“The Germans have got a worldrenowned TVET [technical and vocational education and training] system. They spend a lot of time and money in different countries, telling you how good it is and how it’s the answer and they don’t have skills shortages and economic problems because of their fantastic system.
“But it’s big and it’s inflexible and it doesn’t work very well outside central Europe, because it relies heavily on employer engagement – something that’s not present in a lot of markets.”