Vientiane, June 2018
The agriculture and forestry colleges in Laos are a major educator for skilled workforce in the agriculture, livestock, forestry and irrigation sector. With their student-centered and practice-oriented approach they emphasis on linking training to the labor market.
The recent tracer studies of higher-diploma graduates from 2016 & 2017 of three colleges brought up some encouraging examples of young graduates engaged in self-employed businesses. One inspiring example is Mr Duangda who is running an earth-worm-compost business in Sangthong district, now able to generate sufficient income for the whole family and to support his younger brother in further education.
The full tracer study reports can be assessed at www.laofab.org.