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: Preparing for the Future of Work

The ILO report provides an overview of how the ASEAN countries and their six main trading partners are responding with new and/or adapted strategies and policies to three 'mega trends'  of the future of work: changes in technological advancements, demographic shifts, environmental and climate disruptions.

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Cambodia

Developing a skilled workforce in Cambodia, an urgency.

|13.11.19| Increasing the number of skilled workforce in Cambodia is a key element that needs to be...

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Malaysia

Fostering development in TVET education and human capital in East Coast, Malaysia

To boost the development in cooperation and collaboration on activities, in conjunction with accele...

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Malaysia

Korean polytechnics ready to help Malaysia develop TVET

|23.10.2019| Future cooperation in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) with Mala...

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Southeast Asia

Greater number of TVET Multipliers fit for “Industry 4.0” and “Quality Development”

96 multipliers from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions from 10 AS...

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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 incorpor...

2019

Global

ILO

Report

The future of work poses additional challenges to the disadvantage, particularly to those persons with disabilities. A global concern and a challenge that comes from the rapid changes for the future of work is to ensure that it is inclusive.  The ILO Global Business and Disability Network and Fundación ONCE have developed a publication that looks at the following: To connect different areas of debate Look at key trends of the future of work from a disability perspective Seek to identify action needed to shape the future of work in a more disability-inclusive way. The publication...

2019

ASEAN

ILO

Report

The ILO report provides an overview of how the ASEAN countries and their six main trading partners are responding with new and/or adapted strategies and policies to three 'mega trends'  of the future of work: changes in technological advancements, demographic shifts, environmental and climate disruptions. What to expect from the report: patterns in national policy-making and pointing out of potential gaps in what would be needed to drive a "human-centred agenda for the future of work" Examples of innovative policy actions in the countries striving to promote decent work for persons o...

2018

ASEAN

Oxford Economics and Cisco 2018

Research Paper

Executive summary Over the next decade, innovations in digital technology will present vast opportunities to ASEAN economies to boost their productivity and prosperity. The more widespread adoption of existing technologies, coupled with advances in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) through software, hardware, and robotics, has the potential to transform business capabilities. As a youthful region (half the 630 million inhabitants are aged under 30) with an internationally competitive manufacturing sector and innovative enterprises, ASEAN is poised to take advantage. However, digital tra...

2019

Global

World Economic Forum (WEF)

Report

Based on a survey of 56,000 youths aged 15-35 years old from six countries in the Southeast Asia region (ASEAN), this report analyses the views of young ASEAN citizens on future of work, skills and technology. The survey finds that ASEN youths are highly aware of potential disruption and challenges brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution to the local labour markets, and they are aware they must constantly upgrade their skills. It also details their skills gap, their future career aspirations and their preferences on skills training. The survey was conducted in in partnership with Sea....

2018

Global

Bain & Company

Report

The digital revolution that has become such a powerful force for global change is still in early days in the ASEAN member states. ASEAN's digital economy represents only 7% of its GDP, compared with 16% in China and 35% in the US. However, the region has much to gain by laying the foundation for the digital economy to power and accelerate intraregional trade and growth (what we term "digital integration"). Digital integration will be critical for ASEAN businesses to compete at home and overseas - it has the power to turn small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) into regional and global players. Di...

2018

Global

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEC)

Book

The ASEAN economy constitutes a combined market size of more than 640 million people with a large and literate young population, and a growing middle class with a combined GDP of US$2.8 trillion in 2017. Expected economic growth remains stable at 5.2% for 2018 and 2019. Maintaining the growth momentum and strengthening the regional integration agenda will propel ASEAN towards becoming the 4th largest global economy by 2050. To ensure ASEAN continues to prosper, the growth of our economy should leverage upon the opportunities of the digital economy.    The 'resilient and innovative' of Sing...

2017

Global

CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI)

Report

The CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a publication titled "Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age" at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 on the 14th of November in Manila to commemorate ASEAN's 50th Anniversary.  This publication has been produced by CARI in collaboration with the ASEAN Business Club to capture the ideas and perspectives of business and though leaders, as well as policymakers on how the digital age will impact the economic prosperity of the region.  The publication contains close to 40 articles, including essays by h...

2018

Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Report

This discussion paper is meant for those who are involved in policy debates on the digital economy, associated opportunities and challenges. Key concepts and technologies are explained and 3 case studies (Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam) reviewed for insights into policy frameworks that may offer pointers for policy frameworks towards an inclusive digital economy in Asia- Pacific.  This discussion paper has been jointly published by the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence and the Institute for Systems Science (ISS), National University of Singapore (NUS). ...

2017

Global

McKinsey Global Institute

Report

Building on the January 2017 report on automation, McKinsey Global Institute’s latest report, Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation (PDF–5MB), assesses the number and types of jobs that might be created under different scenarios through 2030 and compares that to the jobs that could be lost to automation. The results reveal a rich mosaic of potential shifts in occupations in the years ahead, with important implications for workforce skills and wages. The key finding is that while there may be enough work to maintain full employment to 2030 under most scenari...

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...

ASEAN

ASEAN SME ACADEMY

The Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) paves the way to a more convenient, wider, and open-access online trainings and resources for the Philippines’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), as the center becomes the new administrator of the A...

ASEAN

Regional In-Service Training Modules for the ASEAN Region

The Regional Cooperation Programme to Improve the Quality and Labour Market Orientation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (RECOTVET) in close collaboration with SEAMEO VOCTECH, international and regional experts kicked off the first Tra...

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