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The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is dedicated in promoting the internationalisation of TVET institutions to improve international competitiveness and employability of TVET students in Southeast Asian countries.

Therefore, SEAMEO has been conducting the SEAMEO TVET Exchange Programme since 2017 among its SEAMEO TVET Network upon the recommendation of the 3rd High Officials Meeting on SEA-TVET.

SEAMEO acts as a coordinator and facilitator for the overall exchange by providing a framework and platform to participating institutions to connect with each other, build partnerships, and enter into bilateral agreements for reciprocal exchange. Bilateral agreements between institution build the basis for exchange curriculum and mutual recognition of learning.

The SEAMEO TVET Exchange Programme for 2022 has concluded. The Exchange Programme for 2023 will be announced here!

Updates
Recent Documents
  • Guidelines related to the Exchange Programme

    Guideline: SEAMEO TVET Virtual Student Exchange 2022

    User Manuals

    Guideline on creating Project Based Learning Experiences

  • Required application and registration forms

    Registration Form for the upcoming Batch

    Form 1b: Institutional Confirmation Letter 

    Form 3: Student Profiles 

     

  • Optional Templates for your convenience

    Template1_Request for Partnerships

    Template2_Letter of Acceptance

Current Batch 2022 - Timeline

Briefing Meeting

Institutions from the SEAMEO TVET Network are invited to join the introduction of the SEAMEO TVET Exchange Programme.

Registration is open for interested and eligible institutions.

Matchmaking and Onboarding

Registered Institutions are supported in finding suitable exchange partner institutions based on their prefered number of students, study areas, and level. 

Agreements and Preparations

Institutions reach bilateral agreements for exchange and start perarations including:

  • Identification of industry internship opportunities
  • Student selection and interview
  • English top-up courses
  • Goal and expectation setting for students
  • Virtual introduction to hosting institution

Exchange

Institutions conduct bilateral exchange according to their agreements.

Certification

SEAMEO will issue Certificates for all participating coordinators, teachers, students, buddies, and industry trainers.

  • Briefing Meeting

    Institutions from the SEAMEO TVET Network are invited to join the introduction of the SEAMEO TVET Exchange Programme.

    Registration is open for interested and eligible institutions.

  • Matchmaking and Onboarding

    Registered Institutions are supported in finding suitable exchange partner institutions based on their prefered number of students, study areas, and level. 

  • Agreements and Preparations

    Institutions reach bilateral agreements for exchange and start perarations including:

    • Identification of industry internship opportunities
    • Student selection and interview
    • English top-up courses
    • Goal and expectation setting for students
    • Virtual introduction to hosting institution
  • Exchange

    Institutions conduct bilateral exchange according to their agreements.

  • Certification

    SEAMEO will issue Certificates for all participating coordinators, teachers, students, buddies, and industry trainers.

Information on the Current Batch

The SEAMEO TVET Exchange Programme 2022 was conducted virtually from March 2022 to October 2022

Over 800 Students and 300 Teachers from 75 Institutions across 6 Southeast Asian Countries participated in the exchange: 

Brunei Darussalam (1), Indonesia (35), Malaysia (19), Philippines (17), Thailand (2), and Vietnam (1). 

Voices from our participants

“Thank you SEAMEO Secretariat for implementing this virtual exchange. It made our poor but deserving students participate in the exchange which they consider a once in a lifetime experience.

"Being a first time Coordinator […] for this SEAMEO TVET Virtual Exchange is both challenging and rewarding especially when you see your partners, students and participants smiling and enjoying the experience."

Although we were physically apart, the learning was fun, and the virtual exchange served as a medium for us to better understand each other.”

SEAMEO Virtual Exchange Platform
  • Regular Updates and announcements on exchange activities and events

    Events

    Exchange Progress

    Webinars

  • Talk directly to more than 1.000 Members from the SEAMEO TVET Community

    Questions

    Requests

    Collaboration

  • Useful Documents for the facilitation of regional exchange

    Guidelines

    Templates 

    Internal Forms for Processing

  • Lean Learning Management System

    Lean LMS to help you teach online 

    Online courses for Students and Teachers

    Facilitate exchange activities

  • Your personal space for collaboration

    Bilateral Groups with your Partner Institution

    Public Groups on general or specific topics

  • Matchmaking for exchange partners and other collaboration

    Announce your exchange requirements

    Look for collaborators on specific topics and courses

  • Alumni Network of Exchange Participants

    Find other members from your institution

    Make international connections

SEA-TVET Consortium

Background

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has been identified as one of the seven priority areas for educational development in Southeast Asia from 2015 to 2035. This was officially confirmed by the Southeast Asian ministers of education at the Strategic Dialogue of Education Ministers (SDEM) meeting held in Lao PDR in September 2014.

In response to the ASEAN integration, the perceived mobility of skilled workers in the region, and the need to improve the quality of TVET in Southeast Asia, the 1st High Officials Meeting (HOM) on SEA-TVET was hosted by the Office of the Vocational Education Commission, Ministry of Education Thailand on 24-26 August 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This was held under the theme: “Working Together towards Harmonisation and Internationalisation of TVET in Southeast Asia”.

As a result of the 1st HOM on SEA-TVET, the “Chiang Mai Joint Statement on Harmonisation and Internationalisation of TVET in Southeast Asia”, which included 4 priority industry areas were officially announced as the regional policy directions that emerged from the TVET High Officials Round Table Meeting.

 

SEA-TVET Consortium

The establishment of the “SEA-TVET Consortium” was one of the recommended strategies from the TVET High Officials from the Southeast Asian countries to promote TVET student and staff exchange, which shall include cross-country industrial attachment and internship programmes. In addition, the SEA-TVET Consortium will formalise the partnership among TVET institutions and industry sectors, and operationalise SEA-TVET activities, implemented by SEAMEO in order to achieve the following goals.

  1. To leverage the standard and competency of TVET in Southeast Asia through internationalisation and harmonisation;
  2. To promote and develop the curriculum harmonisation, and internationalisation of study programmes through lecturer/student exchange, joint research programmes and industrial linkages; and
  3. To create a sustainable networking platform among TVET leaders and institutions in Southeast Asia and industry, as well as other related development agencies and industry sectors.

The SEA-TVET Consortium comprises TVET institutions in Southeast Asian countries that agree to work together in harmonising and internationalising their programmes through curriculum harmonisation, students and staff exchange, and industrial attachment, and resource sharing.


More information about the History of the SEAMEO TVET Exchange Programme
and the SEA-TVET Network can be found at:

https://seatvet.seameo.org/

Contact

For further Information please contact:

tvetexchange(at)seameo.org