SEAMEO VOCTECH launches SEA-VET.NET – The TVET Platform for Southeast Asia
On 4 September 2018 the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization’s Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO VOCTECH) launched SEA-VET.NET – an innovative web-based resource for policy-makers, academia and TVET practitioners from the public and the private sector. The launch was a highlight of the 4th High Officials Meeting on SEA-TVET, SEAMEO’s regional TVET cooperation initiative held in Manila on 4 and 5 September.
SEA-VET.NET is not a conventional website but a platform supported by a network of content providers: the ministries in charge of TVET in SEAMEO and ASEAN member states as well as regional and international organisations including the ASEAN Secretariat, UNESCO UNEVOC, the ILO the OECD and GIZ. They all share the interest to overcome the fragmentation of TVET and the regional TVET discourse in Southeast Asia.
So far, TVET stakeholders and policy-makers from the education, labour and economic policy domain as well as the public and the private sector have often worked in silos unaware of each other’s contributions.
SEA-VET.NET offers a one-stop shop for information and collaboration on all things TVET in Southeast Asia. The platform promises to become a gamechanger for regional efforts to promote the quality and labour-market orientation of TVET.
Among the innovative features found at www.sea-vet.net are:
- The first comprehensive calendar of TVET events in Southeast Asia
- Quality assured first hand country profiles with information on all national TVET systems
- A good practices database that showcases successful TVET reforms
- TVET news for the SEAMEO/ASEAN region
SEA-VET.NET encourages users to feature own content, engage in communities of practice and share actively in the regional TVET discourse.
Over the coming months the platform will be gradually extended with new features such as webinars and training modules.
‘SEAMEO VOCTECH desires to make SEA-VET.NET the foremost location where Southeast Asia analyses the challenges for TVET 4.0 and where Southeast Asia cooperates to make skills development fit for the future’ - says Dr Haji Mohd Zamri, Director of SEAMEO VOCTECH.
SEA-VET.NET is an initiative of SEAMEO VOCTECH with support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via its RECOTVET programme for Southeast Asia and the Ministry of Education of Brunei.