Industry 4.0 & Digitalisation in Southeast Asia

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Digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution are rapidly changing the skills demanded by the industry and how these skills are delivered in TVET education. While the specific requirements for sectors and skills demand are still unclear, there is a consensus that skills requirements will be changing a lot faster. As a result, TVET systems must become more flexible, quicker to adapt, and put a greater focus on lifelong learning. 

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ILO: The Digitalisation of TVET and Skills System

This joint ILO-UNESCO report provides a global, high-level overview of how digitalization is affecting TVET and skills systems. It draws on consultations with key stakeholders in a set of countries and international organizations to provide insights into the nature and scope of digitalisation and how it is likely to affect the management, delivery, assessment and certification of technical and vocational education and training.

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2021

Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Report

ADB (January, 2021) - This publication explores the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on the future of jobs, skills, and training in Southeast Asia, particularly for high growth industries in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam. It is part of the series of reports that provides recommendations to strengthen policies, skills, and training as well as new approaches, strategies, and actions to enhance the readiness of each country’s workforce for 4IR....

2020

Global

APEC

Report

Description APEC (2020) - The policy brief aims to capture some initial findings on the impact of the pandemic on women. It also provides an overview of the future of work issues from the perspective of women in the workforce, and apply a much needed gender lens to the current 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The key messages are as follows: APEC economies are expecting severe economic repercussions from COVID-19, with disproportionate impact on women.  COVID-19 is exacerbating existing social and economic inequities, making the Asia-Pacific Economic Coo...

2020

Global, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

Asian Development Bank

Book

ADB, Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs: Key Issues, Concerns, and Prospects (November, 2020) - This book contains a compilation of articles covering diverse perspectives on the dramatic evolution of work in Asia and the Pacific as well as the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on skills and workforce development. Southeast Asia and TVET specific topics are highlighted below. Contents Introductory Overview: Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs—Issues, Concerns, and Prospects Part I: Introduction The Future of Work: Is This Ti...

2020

Global, Malaysia

ILO

Report

This joint ILO-UNESCO report provides a global, high-level overview of how digitalization is affecting TVET and skills systems. It draws on consultations with key stakeholders in a set of countries and international organizations to provide insights into the nature and scope of digitalisation and how it is likely to affect the management, delivery, assessment and certification of technical and vocational education and training. Objectives: Outlines the key technological drivers of change and the effect they are having on education and training practice, through a literature review and the ...

2020

Global, ASEAN

APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit

Report

Key messages from this policy brief are: COVID-19 is an unprecedented public health crisis that has led to staggering losses in economic activity and jobs. It can also hasten the uptake of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies that could automate – and possibly eliminate – certain jobs. Firms are facing pressures that can tip the balance towards more automation due to COVID-19. Firms will need to restructure and reorganise to adjust to the post-pandemic economic environment that will involve constraints on human interaction and risk mitigation regulations. Constraint...

2020

Global, ASEAN

APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit

Report

Key messages from this policy brief are: MSMEs are particularly vulnerable to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Targeting economic relief for small businesses has been a critical component of policy interventions in APEC economies. These interventions have included a range of fiscal and monetary policies, as well as initiatives promoting digital adoption. The COVID-19 crisis is pushing more consumers online and accelerating the adoption of e-commerce – this will require further digital adaptation by MSMEs. While the immediate benefits of digital interventions may va...

2020

ASEAN

ASEAN

Book

ASEAN released the second issue of it’s magazine on The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Pandemics and The Future of Work.  ASEAN member states have already set initiatives to prepare businesses and workers for the changing world of work whilst ensuring economic sustainability.  The recent disruptions caused by COVID-19 have created many challenges to this. It has also boosted new efforts to prepare for the future.  In this issue of the magazine, ASEAN addresses the challenges caused by the disruption requiring ASEAN to rethink their current strategies and programmes in order to mitigate ...

2020

Global

The Asia Foundation

Report

As part of the Asia Foundation series, this white paper examines the challenges confronting ASEAN policy makers in the face of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (IR4.0), also looking at the political and economical dimensions of the region’s digital transformation in accordance to IR4.0. It outlines policy recommendations and institutional adjustments the region needs to consider to be ready for IR4.0. The report also provides recommendations on cooperation amongst stakeholders to promote prosperity, jobs and inclusive growth.  The report also suggests three recommendations for ASEAN ...

2020

Global

ILO

Report

This report examines the technological advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how this has created both opportunities and challenges in the labour market amongst young people. The report puts a focus on the shifts in job characteristics, sectors and skills and also examines the impact technological changes have on inequalities. This report, published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is the 2020 edition of the Global Employment Trends for Youth, in which it sets out and identifies the youth labour market situation around the world. This report incorporates the most rece...

2020

Global

UNESCO-UNEVOC

Report

Changing labour market transformations brought about by the development of Artificial Intelligence will affect a lot of professions, particularly in the area of technical and vocational education and training. The development of AI will have an impact on innovations in various sectors and create many implications for the transformation of the workforce and labour market.  With all these changes, to ensure students’ continued employability, students need to be offered a changing set of skills by institutions. An education system which is responsive to labour market demands will incorporate ...

ASEAN

Go Digital ASEAN: Digital skills to address the economic impact of COVID-19

Overview The project “Go Digital ASEAN: Digital skills to address the economic impact of COVID-19” was approved for implementation by the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME) during its 8th Meeting in November...

Malaysia

Training Incentives for SMEs Scheme

 Who, What, Where For a period of 4 years, between 2011 and 2015, Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB), also known as Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) were entrusted with RM47.5 Million to provide the necessary resources and tools for employe...

ASEAN

Future Ready ASEAN Competition

Create a Blog Site on Sustainability A front-end web development competition based on the Future Ready ASEAN platform's Digital Citizen track. Sustainability is one of the priorities for Thailand’s chairmanship of ASEAN in 2019. Please identify a pres...

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