This study mainly focuses on vocational education and employment opportunities for youth aged 15 to 24.  The International Labour Organization (ILO) defines unemployment as people that have no paid job, are seeking a job and are ready for job. There are many young jobless people living in Kachin state, even though they are expected to economically active people. In order to access vocational education for employment opportunities, realistic policies, such as ensuring vocational autonomy of Kachin state, linking vocational curricula and jobs, involving community and private sectors, and motivating youth are all necessary. This paper also presents the obstacles for accessing to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and employment opportunities through literature analysis and focusing on the needs of vocational skills in the workplaces for youth in Kachin state.

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