ASEAN TVET Council webpage officially launched
SEAMEO VOCTECH | Bazilah Alihan, Reena Lim
Over 60 high-ranking representatives of ASEAN TVET Council (ATC) members comprising government body delegations from 10 ASEAN Member States including ATC Chair Singapore, ATC Vice Chair Thailand and non-government ATC Focal Points from ASEAN Future Workforce Council (AFWC), ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE), ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), and the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (SEAMEO VOCTECH) witnessed the launching of the all-new ATC webpage that took place on 30 May 2023, in Bangkok, Thailand and was broadcast online during the opening of the 2nd ASEAN TVET Council Regional Policy Dialogue “Labour Market Information for Better TVET Policy”.
The ATC webpage was officially launched by SEAMEO VOCTECH Centre Director Mr. Alias Hj Abu Bakar, marking a pivotal milestone for the regional centre as not only the host of the knowledge hub SEA-VET.net, but now integrated and complemented with the ATC webpage to supply the cross-sectoral body with TVET-related information and ATC content.
The ATC webpage was developed by the regional centre with the facilitative support of GIZ-RECTOVET.
SEAMEO VOCTECH Centre Director Mr. Alias launching the ATC Webpage
“Together with the ATC inaugural chair TESDA Philippines and with the support of the SEAMEO Secretariat and GIZ-RECOTVET, we took action to implement item 5.2 under the ASEAN TVET Council Work Plan and develop the ASEAN TVET Council Webpage within SEA-VET.net,” Mr. Alias remarked.
Following the launch was the second series of the regional policy dialogue focusing on the topic “Labour Market Information for better TVET Policy” that is guided by the ATC 2021 – 2030 Work Plan.
The forum offered a great opportunity for mutual learning amongst the ATC members and partner representatives as the parties exchange on TVET policies and good practices in the ASEAN region.
ATC members during the opeing of the 2nd ATC Regional Policy Dialogue
The dialogue that centres around Labour Market Information (LMI) for Better TVET Policy was held through 7 specialised sessions including 3 plenary sessions on topics, “Envision LMI that strengthens TVET policies'', “Findings of the regional mapping on LMI in ASEAN”, and “Utilising for TVET policy making, sharing practices (from selected countries)”, and 2 breakout sessions focusing on engagement and skills forecast using LMI.
Prior to the conference, ATC members and TVET representatives also took part in an internal Organisational Development workshop for improvement of projects and partnership coordination as well as to instil further commitment to achieve results as agreed in the inter-sectoral body’s work plan.
The one and a half day workshop and conference was co-hosted by the ATC Chair - the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore and the Office of Vocational Education Commission (OVEC) of Thailand, with the support of the ASEAN Secretariat and the German Government’s RECOTVET programme.