The November Newsletter highlights TVET developments and experiences around Southeast Asia. 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!
ASEAN Business Awards 2019
ASEAN | 2nd November 2019
ASEAN Business Award 2019 gala night took place at the sidelines of the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand where Dicoding Indonesia and Sea Lion Co. Ltd. (Myanmar) were announced as the first ASEAN-wide winners of the Skills Development Award in the SME tier and in the large corporate tier respectively for having significant contributions to the human capital development of their company and society they operate in.
Successful kick-off of Vietnam’s preparation for ASEAN chairmanship 2020
ASEAN | 29th October 2019
In preparations for the 2020 ASEAN chairmanship, the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) of Viet Nam launched the development of an ASEAN Declaration on Human Resources Development. More than 70 delegates participated in the regional workshop jointly organised by MoLISA, the ASEAN Secretariat and the German Government’s TVET Cooperation Programme for the ASEAN region (RECOTVET).
World leaders gather to mobilize solutions to shape the future of work
Global | 15th October 2019
On the occasion of the opening of the 74h session of the United Nations General Assembly, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ford Foundation convened leaders from around the world to mobilize new solutions and innovation to shape the future of work. participants at the Leaders’ Event shared concerns regarding unemployment, inequalities, low wages and skills gaps, they agreed that it was critical to have a human-centered approach to shape the future of work.
The Fourteenth ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (14th SOM-ED)
Bangkok, Thailand | 28 – 29 November 2019
The Fourteenth ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (14th SOM-ED) will take place from 28-29 November 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
ICTVET 2020 Bangkok: International Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training
Bangkok, Thailand | 03 - 04 Feb 2020
The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Technical Vocational Education and Training.
10th Regional Policy Dialogue on TVET
14 – 15 November 2019 | Yangon, Myanmar
The conference focused on topic “Advancing the quality of TVET in ASEAN – The practice of quality development and quality assurance”. Policy makers, TVET experts and relevant stakeholders from the ASEAN region and beyond will get together to exchange their views, share national strategies and experience to support the development and assurance of quality in TVET.
4th International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Learning
30 – 31 October 2019 | Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
The 2-day symposium held in International Convention Centre, Brunei have brought in key industry players, scholars and educators to discuss and learn how Brunei’s education system can be adapted to develop skills for the workplace of the future. The event provided an avenue for furthering public-private partnership and collaboration to prepare education for Industry 4.0 & Digitalization.
Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) Kick-off Conference: Summary Report
2019 | UNESCO-UNEVOC
The key outcomes of this conference have been reported in a publication by UNESCO-UNEVOC, inclusive of the conference agenda and the participant contact details, which can be found in the annex. The outputs generated from the two-day course helps to inform and guide the next steps in planning and implementation of the BILT project, first within Europe, and later with Africa and Asia.
Preparing for the Future Work: National policy responses in ASEAN+6
2019 | International Labour Organisation
In effort to address changes of technological advancements, demographic shifts and environmental and climate disruptions to the future of work, countries in Asia-Pacific region have put forward new and/or adapted strategies and policies. This report provides an overview of how these countries, within the ASEAN +6 are responding to these changes in their national policies.
Dili East Timor Leste
The government of Timor-Leste has taken concrete steps to formalise TVET by adopting a two-layered system wherein technical education is provided at secondary as well as post-secondary and higher education levels. While the Ministry of Education (MoE) is responsible for technical secondary schools, Secretariat of State for Vocational Training Policy and Employment (SEPFOPE) and National Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation (ANAAA) are responsible for post-secondary and higher education levels respectively.
As Timor-Leste makes a gradual transition from non-formal to formal training, it uses the Sector-wide Approach (SWAp) to involve the private sector to assess labour market needs and to collaborate with TVET line ministries, agencies and community organisations.
The ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
2018 | ASEAN Secretariat
The ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) is a common reference framework that enables comparisons of education qualifications across participating ASEAN Member States (AMS). It is an initiative in line with the ASEAN Charter’s objective in developing human resources through closer cooperation in education and life-long learning to empower the peoples of ASEAN and to strengthen the ASEAN Community. In short, AQRF is a unique ASEAN’s cross-sectoral and cross-pillar initiatives and plays an important role in supporting ASEAN Community building.
2018 | National | Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia
The Industry 4WD Policy is Malaysia’s response to Industry 4.0 and the transformation of manufacturing sector and its related services to be smarter and stronger, driven, by people, process and technology. It is stated that the Government allocated RM 210 million from 2019 to 2021 to support the transition and migration to Industry 4.0, and The Malaysia Productivity Corporation will carry out Readiness Assessments to assist up to 500 Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to migrate to Industry 4.0 technologies.
TVET for a Skilled Workforce in the Wastewater Sector
2013- Ongoing | Vietnam
In Vietnam, GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) worked together with the government to develop a cooperative training programme to tackle Vietnam’s shortage of qualified skilled workers in the wastewater sector. The cooperative training approach provides practical vocational training for high-in-demand wastewater technical workers. A new occupation for ‘Sewage Engineering Technicians’ was developed based on German standard with local adaptation; to cater for industry demands in the operation, maintenance of drainage networks as well as municipal and industrial treatment plants.
Labour Market Information
Open group for discussion and exploration of Labour Market Information in Southeast Asia. Group was created as one of the outcome to the regional training programme "The Effective Usage of Labour Market Information (LMI) for Guidance on Education and Employment" held in SEAMEO VOCTECH.