out of date as they have to strictly follow the curriculum frameworks provided by two ministries - the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). Second, there is typically no strong connection between vocational institutions and local enterprises. More specifically, skills and knowledge developed in the curricular framework do not always meet the demand of local and foreign enterprises. Third, there is a lack of legislation to require or encourage enterprises to employ graduates on probation.So the question being begged is: What can be done so that all vocational institutions under the STLM project can more systematically use innovative and market-responsive training programs to enable graduates, particularly from the most vulnerable populations, find jobs suitable for what they have been trained to do so that they can help their families break the grip of poverty? In order to answer this question, a comprehensive needs assessment should be done with local enterprise partners of 8 institutions under the STLM partners. This assessment will focus on identifying which skills local enterprises need graduates to have before they enter the local labor market.