Workshop aims to promote continuous progress of SEA-VET.Net
SEAMEO VOCTECH | Bazilah Alihan, Reena Lim
BANGKOK. (SEAMEO VOCTECH, 28 October 2022) - SEAMEO VOCTECH together with the support of GIZ RECOTVET successfully gathered 18 participants from (11) SEAMEO Countries; Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Viet Nam, including partners from the ASEAN TVET Council and ASEAN Secretariat for “SEA-VET.net Focal Point and Strategic Partner Workshop: Sharing Knowledge for better TVET systems in Southeast Asia” in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 October 2022.
The one-day workshop held in Bangkok was the follow up to the “Focal Point Preliminary Workshop: TVET Country Profiles and Content Update on SEA-VET.net'' which was held earlier on 4th October 2022 via online. Both events were facilitated by the SEA-VET team under the Knowledge Management Division of SEAMEO VOCTECH, together with co-partners from GIZ RECOTVET.
The gathered participants are the designated taskforce of the SEAMEO member countries responsible for the updating of Country Profiles in the regional knowledge platform SEA-VET.net - the comprehensive profiles of TVET systems in Southeast Asia.
To keep up with changes in TVET systems of member countries, SEAMEO-VOCTECH with GIZ RECOTVET had initiated the workshop and proposed to update the Country profiles on a yearly basis and to the Focal Points as assigned the collaborators from TVET line ministries and universities.
The Focal Points workshop was utilized to review the relevance of the topics and to gather the feedback for the continuous updating of the existing TVET Country Profiles of Southeast Asian Countries and the creation of further useful content for TVET stakeholders on SEA-VET.net.
SEAMEO VOCTECH Centre Director Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar delivering his concluding remarks
Centre Director Mr Alias Haji Abu Bakar was the Guest of Honour during the closing and took the opportunity to convey his support for the workshop.
“The workshop is helpful in securing agreement with all stakeholders on the TVET Country Profile updating and improvement process including time frame, relevant data, templates, roles, and responsibilities, and in strengthening partnerships with focal points and international partners for the future leveraging of SEA-VET.net to the benefit of TVET systems in Southeast Asia."
“I urge all Focal Points to work closely and synergistically with our SEA-VET.net team to keep your Country Profile updated and current.” He added.