SEA-VET.net welcomes the new year with highlights of TVET developments and experiences around Southeast Asia that has occurred since our last issue in November! Find below up to date news, events and publications you may find interest in. Be sure to check out for more on our website SEA-VET.net after!
ILO and the programme “Reform of TVET in Vietnam” join efforts to promote sector skills council
Vietnam | 2nd January 2020
Forum co-organised by MoLISA, MPI and the VCCI of Viet Nam with support of the Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam” announce the approval of the establishment of two National Sector Skill Councils, a council in the agricultural sector supported by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and a council in the tourism sector supported by Australia to secure effective involvement of the business sector in TVET.
ADB continues to support Myanmar’s education sector
Myanmar | 13th December 2019
The ADB and the European Union are preparing a $26 million technical assistance grant to provide support to improve the quality and relevance of secondary education and TVET programs in Myanmar. The technical assistance grant is an additional support to Myanmar by the ADB and complements their ongoing support for the nation’s education sector’s education sector.
The Education Ministry in Malaysia will set up a database in an effort to produce 35 per cent of a highly-skilled workforce by 2020. The project particularly aims to empower and improve TVET in Malaysia, and support the government in projecting employment opportunities and focus on critical market segments.
The 7th International Conference on Technical Education
Bangkok, Thailand | 25 – 26 March 2019
The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation in Engineering and Technical Education is the theme for the 7th ICTechEd and looks to provide a platform for international researchers, academics and engineers to initiate, distribute and exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences between one another, on engineering and technical education.
Regional Meeting for the Development of the ASEAN declaration on Human Resource Development for the Changing World of Work
Vinh Phuc, Vietnam |14 – 15 January 2020
The regional meeting is a follow-up event to the regional workshop Human Resources Development for a Fast-Changing World”. The objective is to deliberate on the draft of the ASEAN Declaration on Human Resources Development for the Changing World of Work.
The conference focused on introducing the “Future ASEAN Agenda for TVET” which was developed by a regional working group of business and industry representatives from all ASEAN member states, including two representatives from CAMFEBA and YEAC.
Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities
2019 | International Labour Organisation Global Business
The ILO Global Business and Disability Network and Fundación ONCE have developed a publication that looks to connect different areas of debate, look at key trends of the future of work from a disability perspective and seek to identify action needed to shape the future of work in a more disability-inclusive way. The publication hopes that stakeholders will be involve and collaborate in order to take concrete action to ensure a future of work that is inclusive of people with disabilities.
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Image by:Walkerssk
Did You Know?
In Malaysia, TVET is seen to be instrumental in achieving the goals and objectives of the National Transformation Programme (NTP). The multicultural country has even initiated ‘TVET Malaysia’ which signifies a key effort to achieve TVET transformation and centralise all TVET institutions, programmes and governance agencies under a central federal authority. The Government of Malaysia has continuously taken various strategic steps to strengthen TVET in the country and the sector has been acknowledged as the third core in the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) to elevate human resources development thereby making TVET transformation a focus area in the country.
UNESCO-UNEVOC released a publication sharing the outcomes from a virtual conference on the future of TVET teaching and learning. It delves into the development and the impact of Artificial Intelligence on professions, particularly in the area of technical and vocational education and training. It further suggests that an education system that is responsive to labour market demands will incorporate AI both in its own systems and in the education and training provided to students.
This discussion paper aims to inspire the introduction of entrepreneurial learning in TVET. It provides insight into the different approaches to mainstreaming entrepreneurial learning and illustrates the contribution of the key pillars that make up the entrepreneurial learning ecosystem.
In Brunei, the Energy Industry Competency Framework (EICF) provides a benchmark and pathway for Bruneians to acquire trade skills and competencies to meet the standards of industries. Using a ‘Whole of Nation’ approach where relevant ministries and stakeholders both in the government and private sector collaborate closely, EICF’s initial 15 programmes provided a solution to local skilled workers in Oil and Gas industries, which was previously filled by more skillful foreigners. The EICF model is currently being replicated to other sectors such as Construction, Hospitality and Tourism, ICT, Engineering, Automotive and Agro-Technology, and known as Industry Competency Framework (ICF).
GIZ RECOTVET recognised the challenges of TVET practitioners in understanding quality assurance (QA) and quality development (QD) functions for it to be effectively implemented. As a result, a regional dialogue between QA experts from ministries as well as TVET institutions was initiated to develop a Quality toolbox for better TVET delivery. The toolbox offers a collection of instruments that equips all teaching staff in TVET centres to manage and conduct their QA and QD work more effectively and efficiently.
2011–2015 | National | Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB)
Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) also known as Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) were entrusted to provide the necessary resources and tools for employees of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Malaysia for a period of four years. The solution was the initiation of “Training Incentives for SMEs Schemes” which aided in resources and training that will focus on skills upgrading and proven to be successful, opening up many opportunities for Malaysian SMEs and their employees.
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