Technical and Vocational skills are among professions that Herat people have long used to make a living. In recent years, industrialization and technological progress has caused fundamental changes in the vocational field.
The result is that demand for some vocations has decreased, some vocations have shown flexibility and are adapted to the changing market situation, while a number of new vocations have been introduced to the labor market. Keeping pace with such changes requires regular research on vocations.
Therefore, a research was conducted on Marketable Vocation in Herat in 2015 to analyze the marketability of current vocations in Herat city. The research was conducted with the financial and technical support of Help, in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Social Affairs (DoLSA) and with a Professor from Faculty of Economics of Herat University and the Organization of Sustainable Aid in Afghanistan (OSAA).
Findings of the research has indicated the saturated and unsaturated vocations in Herat local market and , thus, will be used as a reference to select marketable vocations to be offered in Vocational Training Centers of DoLSA, Help and other partner organizations. This research tries to identify new vocations and also assess the marketability of existing vocations.
Report of the research can be downloaded from the following link.