Industry 4.0 & Digitalisation in Southeast Asia

Welcome to the TVET knowledge hub for Industry 4.0 & Digitalisation in Southeast Asia.


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. 

Read more

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.

Read more
Show more news

There are no articles in this category. If subcategories display on this page, they may have articles.

2021

Global

UNESCO

Guideline

UNESCO (June, 2021) - This publication offers guidance to policy-makers in understanding artificial intelligence and responding to the challenges and opportunities in education presented by AI. Specifically, it introduces the essentials of AI such as its definition, techniques, technologies, capacities and limitations. It also delineates the emerging practices and benefit-risk assessment on leveraging AI to enhance education and learning, and to ensure inclusion and equity, as well as the reciprocal role of education in preparing humans to live and work with AI. UNESCO ON ARTIFICIAL INTELL...

2021

Global

CEDEFOP

Book

CEDEFOP (2021) - This publication has been prepared by the interagency technical vocational education and training (TVET) group on skill mismatch in digitised labour markets, to support experts and policy-makers who wish to engage in discussion on the potential of web-based big data for skills policy. It outlines how such data can be used to mitigate labour market challenges, reduce skills mismatches and strengthen the links between the labour market and education and training. The focus is on overcoming conceptual and practical challenges and limitations, system developmen...

2018

Global

SCO Bangkok Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

Book

UNESCO (21 Feb 2018) - The Education 2030 Agenda highlights the need to rethink technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development. Out of the seven targets to achieve by 2030, two are directly linked to TVET. They aim to “ensure equal access to affordable and quality TVET for all” (SDG4.3) and to “increase the number of youth and adults with relevant skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship (SDG4.4). In light of this, what can the global community learn from the promising cases in the Asia-Pacific region where ICT has been used to enhance teachi...

2021

Global

UNESCO-UNEVOC

Guideline

UNESCO UNEVOC (2021) - Artificial intelligence has produced new teaching and learning solutions that are now undergoing testing in different contexts. In addition to its impact on the education sector, AI is substantially altering labour markets, industrial services, agriculture processes, value chains and the organization of workplaces in particular. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) contributes to sustainable development by fostering employment, decent work and lifelong learning. However, the effectiveness of a TVET system depends on its links and relevance to the labou...

2021

Global

OECD

Report

Skills are central to the capacity of countries and people to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic will require countries to co-ordinate interventions to help recent graduates find jobs, reactivate the skills of displaced workers and use skills effectively in workplaces. Megatrends such as globalisation, climate change, technological progress and demographic change will continue to reshape work and society. Countries should take action now to develop and use more effectively the skills required for the world of the future and at the same time make their s...

2021

Philippines

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Report

Asian Development Bank (ADB) (March, 2021) - This report highlights the vital role of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to build a competitive and socially inclusive workforce in the Philippines in the wake of Industry 4.0. New and emerging technologies under Industry 4.0 are rapidly changing the nature of work and demand for skills around the world. Meanwhile, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is causing significant labor market upheavals. The report assesses what needs to be done to ensure the country’s TVET system, and TESDA, the agency responsible for TVET, can...

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 ...

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 T...

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...

Go top

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.