This study examines international approaches in technical and vocational education and training (TVET), and determines their
suitability for developing countries. TVET systems in Germany and the United Kingdom are presented to illustrate the diverse
paths in developing such systems. These are juxtaposed against the Asian experience, as exemplified by the People's Republic
of China and the Republic of Korea. Through these case studies, key lessons pertaining to the role of the state and private
sector involvement are extracted for developing TVET policy.