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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Global

LAST CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2ND ASEF HIGHER EDUCATION INNOVATION LABORATORY

 OPEN CALL FOR UNIVERSITY MANAGERS AND ACADEMICS RESIDING IN ASEM COUNTIRES. ASEF Higher Educa...

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Southeast Asia

SEAMEO VOCTECH OPENS UP E-FORUM TO PREPARE TVET FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

PARTICIPATE IN SEAMEO VOCTECH'S E-FORUM "MANAGING PANDEMIC CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ERA...

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ASEAN

Narrowing the Digital Divide in ASEAN: Infrastructure, Skills and Opportunities

Expert Insight | Dr. Le Quang Lan, Assistant Director, Head of the ICT & Tourism Division, ...

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Vietnam

Vietnam looks forward to expand cooperation with Finland

Voice of Vietnam VOV, Vietnam (11 September, 2021) - Vietnam desires to promote extensive cooperati...

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2021

ASEAN

GIZ RECOTVET

Book

GIZ RECOTVET, SEAMEO VOCTECH (October, 2021) - We are getting used to living in an age of change. This global change is probably nowhere felt more severely than in those countries of Asia which have strongly relied on technological advance in their development. These advances have a name: digitalization. We are witnessing digitalization as a driving force which affects all spheres of life. At its core, this driving force is based on a new paradigm of technological development which creates new perspectives for our interaction with the world around us. Consequently, human engagement with...

2021

Global

UNESCO-UNEVOC

Report

UNESCO-UNEVOC (2021) - Temporary restrictions on movement and physical distancing measures resulting from the pandemic have led to the closure of many TVET institutions and skills development organizations in Trinidad and Tobago. As remote education and training become the norm, there is a high expectation that TVET teachers and instructors will be able to deliver effective and relevant online training programmes. Providing remote TVET teaching can be challenging for education providers, especially when it comes to ensuring courses are equally accessible to learners with special needs and dis...

2021

Global

UNESCO-UNEVOC

Report

UNESCO-UNEVOC (2021) - Due to its close links to the labour market, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) can play an important role to improve job opportunities and livelihoods for young people, and in particular for disadvantaged youth. However, this potential is not always fully realized, and relatively little research and evidence has been collected about the barriers disadvantaged youth face when accessing to and progressing through TVET. This paper maps some of the main barriers disadvantaged youth face in TVET and examines available evidence on strategies and approache...

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.   ...

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...

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