STANDARD FOR IN-COMPANY TRAINERS IN ASEAN NOW AVAILABLE IN KHMER, BURMESE AND VIETNAMESE
The Standard for In-Company Trainers in ASEAN Countries was jointly developed by 60 experts from six ASEAN Member States with support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and has subsequently been endorsed by ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (SOM-ED) and the ASEAN Senior Labour Officials Meeting’s Working Group on Progressive Labour Practices to Enhance the Competitiveness of ASEAN (SLOM-WG). You can read more about the Initiative here.
*NEW* Publication now available in Khmer, Myanmar and Viet Nam language.
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- Download the full publication in Burmese here.
- Download the full publication in Vietnamese here.
Foreword by H.E. Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community
'In-company training is a key instrument in improving the practical competencies of employees who are already in the workplace. For ASEAN, apart from striving for education systems, including technical and vocational education and training (TVET), to produce human resources that adequately meet skills needs of companies, it is equally important for companies to actively contribute through the provision of in-company training. In this regard, it is important to enhance the competency of in-company trainers and the certification of this competency to be in line with a recognised standard.
Beyond corporate social responsibility, in-company training is also an investment in the most important production factor of any company: its human resources. Indeed, it is not just TVET students who stand to benefit from high quality in-company training, but potentially all employees, in keeping with the ASEAN commitment to promoting lifelong learning.
The Standard for In-Company Trainers in ASEAN Countries is a commendable product of ASEAN cooperation that involved public and private TVET experts from across the region. With several ASEAN Member States (AMS) having adopted this standard as a basis to regulate in-company training at the national level since its inception is a testament to its usefulness. In ASEAN, the Senior Officials Meeting on Education (SOM-ED) and the Senior Labour Officials Meeting’s Working Group on Progressive Labour Practices to Enhance the Competitivness of ASEAN (SLOM-WG) have endorsed the standard in December 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Trainings based on the Standard have already commenced in several AMS and are therefore furthering the development of ASEAN's human resources. The harmonisation of the competencies of in-company trainers within the region also promotes ASEAN integration and contributes to the agenda of skills promotion and the mobility of skilled labour as expressed in both the ASEAN Socio Cultural Community Blueprint 2025 and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025.'