These are some of the basic questions we would have asked as we search for the Ê»bestÊ¼ VTE system to serve our economy, society and the community.The fact is that there is no one "ideal" education and training system, which will suit the needs of all countries. In my view, the so-called Ê»bestÊ¼ system is one often shaped by the history, social motivation and economic needs of the local community. There should be a clear mission and vision in articulating the role of VTE within the national education and training system. The greatest challenge for VTE today is remaining true to its mission in staying focused in the area of vocational and technical skills. The real tests of success of VTE are the 4 employability of the graduates, personal development, opportunities for further education and career development, public acceptance and image. Ultimately, the effectiveness and responsiveness of a VTE system would be measured by its impact on the social and economic development of the nation.