In Amman, Jordan, on behalf of Yemeni Business Club - YBC, I attended a workshop about Employers participation in Skills Development. In a kind hosting with the International Labour Organization - ILO for three days with all stakeholders from private and government entities related to technical education and vocational training (TVET), the contribution of the private sector to skills development was deeply discussed during the three days. The outputs of the workshop were the first draft of the technical education and vocational training strategy in the Republic of Yemen for the upcoming period in order to coordinate efforts at all levels at the national, sectoral, regional, local and service provider.Comparative studies around the globe show that size and strength of the private sector is a determining factor in the emergence and consolidation of successful governance reform initiatives for national TVET systems. In low-income countries with a weak private sector representation, the strong role of the government in financing and delivering training suggests that partnerships first needs to be negotiated in order to balance the diverging interests, while in middle-income countries with an emerging industrial sector the private sector can assume a more active role, which can be fueled by incentives