Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

David Smawfield has a long-standing interest in TVET, being involved with the teaching in schools of City & Guilds and other pre-vocational programmes in the early part of his career.

During 1991 to 1993, he held the position of Southern Africa Director of Vocational and Skills Training Programmes, with the Norwegian Refugee Council, based in Malawi.

In 2009, David Smawfield was team leader of the Impact Assessment of the European Commission (EC) funded Strengthening Vocational Education and Training (SVET) Project in Turkey.

In 2010, David Smawfield was appointed, under the rubric of an EC framework contract, to assist the European Union Delegation to India to formulate a new skills development project for India: "Support to Skills Development in India". Among other things, this project will contribute to the development of a national vocational qualifications framework and help to strengthen labour market information systems and analysis practices.

In 2010, David Smawfield was team leader of the Mid-Term Review of the EC funded TVET Reform Project in Bangladesh.

In 2011, he was a team member of the Final Evaluation of the EC funded Labour Market Information Project in Vietnam.