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Vocational Training Market in GCC 2016-2020

About the Vocational Training Market in GCC

Governments, as well as businesses, are increasingly engaging in investments and partnerships to improve the future of vocational training. This should have a significant impact on the public as well as private vocational training providers in GCC. In GCC, vocational training is primarily pursued by students after the completion of school education, as well as by employees in corporate organizations who want to upskill themselves to compete with expatriates.The construction sector is one of the largest employers in GCC. The majority of employment in the sector is either low-paid or requires skills in architecture and engineering. In order to fill jobs that require specialization in these skills, expatriates are given more preference. There has been a tremendous technological improvement in the construction sector, across the globe, in terms of greater automation with technologies involving 3-D printing of buildings. There will be a rise in demand for high-paying jobs, which require more job-specific task proficiency, during the forecast period.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the vocational training market in GCC to grow at a CAGR of 13.32% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the vocational training market in GCC. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the revenue generated from delivering vocational training by public and private training institutions to individual customers. The report also considers the revenue generated by entering into business agreements with organizations to provide apprenticeship programs. The market is divided into the following segments based on regions:

  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
Technavio's report, Vocational Training Market in GCC 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • ADVETI
  • NIVE
  • Qatar Skills Academy
  • TVTC
Other prominent vendors
  • Applied Technology
  • Higher Colleges of Technology
  • Public Authority for Applied Education & Training
  • Kuwait Investment Authority
  • Luminus
  • TAFE SA International
Market driver
  • Increased demand for blue-collared workforce
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Poor targeting of vocational training programs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing changes in business environment
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Vocational Training Market in GCC 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the vocational training market in GCC: ADVETI, NIVE, Qatar Skills Academy, and TVTC.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Applied Technology, Higher Colleges of Technology, Public Authority for Applied Education & Training, Kuwait Investment Authority, Luminus, and TAFE SA International.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend spurring the prospects for market growth is the diversification of the region’s economy. GCC has been investing in non-oil sectors such as healthcare, infrastructure, and education over the years to create a sustainable economy by reducing dependency on oil and promoting the growth of other sectors. In order to propel the diversification of the economy, it is essential that the young nationals are provided the means to attain skills and education to sustain themselves in industries of the future.”

According to the report, one driver leading to the growth of this market is the upsurge in employment in the construction sector. The construction sector is one of the largest employers in GCC. The majority of employment in the sector is either low-paid or requires skills in architecture and engineering. In order to fill jobs that require specialization in these skills, expatriates are given more preference. For instance, nearly 30% of the employment in Qatar is in construction; but less than 1% of Qatar nationals work in this sector.

Further, the report states that one challenge hampering this market’s growth prospects is the poor targeting of vocational training programs. The youth in GCC is a heterogeneous group, with different subgroups facing various constraints that hinder their progress in the labor market and employability. While some perceive their qualifications are inadequate for employment readiness, some graduates feel that they are overqualified for the jobs offered to them. Thus, it is essential that vocational training providers customize their programs as per the diverse needs of their target customers.



Companies Mentioned

ADVETI, NIVE, Qatar Skills Academy, TVTC, Applied Technology, Higher Colleges of Technology, Public Authority for Applied Education & Training, Kuwait Investment Authority, Luminus, TAFE SA International.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market drivers
    • Increased demand for blue-collared workforce
      • Table Youth unemployment rates in GCC 2015 and 2020 (%)
    • Growing popularity of online vocational training
    • Rising opportunities in healthcare sector
      • Table Healthcare spending trends in GCC
    • Upsurge in employment in construction sector
    • Extensive demand for skilled professionals in oil and gas sector
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Poor targeting of vocational training programs
    • Credibility issues related to vocational training qualifications
    • Retention issues
    • Proliferating obstacles in PPPs in education sphere
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing changes in business environment
    • Introduction of initiatives to nationalize private sector
    • Diversification of economy
      • Table Contribution by oil and other sectors to nominal GDP in GCC countries 2014 (%)
    • Significant advancements in education
  • Market landscape
    • Education sector in GCC
      • Table Education expenditure trends in GCC 2015 ($ billions)
    • Tertiary education in GCC
    • Vocational training market in GCC
      • Table Vocational training market in GCC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Vocational training market in GCC by product
      • Table Vocational training market in GCC by product
    • Technical vocational training market in GCC
      • Table Technical vocational training market in GCC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Non-technical vocational training market in GCC
      • Table Non-technical vocational training market in GCC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of vocational training market in GCC
      • Table Geographic segmentation of vocational training market in GCC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Geographic segmentation of vocational training market in GCC 2015-2020 (%)
      • Table Geographic segmentation of vocational training market in GCC 2015 and 2020 (%)
    • Vocational training market in Saudi Arabia
      • Table Vocational training market in Saudi Arabia 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Sector-wise employment in Saudi Arabia by number of employees 2015
    • Vocational training market in UAE
      • Table Vocational training market in UAE 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Tertiary enrollments in UAE by field of study 2015 (%)
    • Vocational training market in Oman
      • Table Vocational training market in Oman 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Vocational training market in other GCC countries
      • Table Vocational training market in other GCC countries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Vendor matrix
      • Table Key vendors: Strategic initiatives overview
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ADVETI
      • Table ADVETI: Program offerings
    • NIVE
      • Table NIVE: Program offerings
    • Qatar Skills Academy
      • Table Qatar Skills Academy: Course offerings
    • TVTC
      • Table TVTC: Vocational program offerings
  • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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