ASEAN-United Kingdom TVET partnerships for sustainable futures
ASEAN-UNITED KINGDOM TVET PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has gained importance in the partnership between the United Kingdom and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in recent years. The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization has identified TVET as one of the seven priority areas for educational development from 2015 to 2035 and emphasised TVET’s contribution to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4.
The establishment of the ASEAN TVET Council in 2020 and its work plan for 2021 to 2030 have further underlined the importance of TVET in the region. The UK has been widely known as a long-term partner of ASEAN universities when it comes to higher education and research, but little is known about its involvement in TVET in the region.
There are many ASEAN-UK TVET partnerships between higher education institutions, particularly in curriculum development and research about TVET. Many post-1992 universities in the UK were originally polytechnics and they are often the most active partners in TVET in Southeast Asia.
Recently, the PEER project, led by Coventry University and funded by the British Council, has mapped different models and changing patterns of UK TVET partnerships with ASEAN and identified factors that foster future cooperation.
In this project, TVET is understood as comprising education, training and skills development relating to a wide range of occupational fields, production, services and livelihoods, from pre-employment to continuing professional development.
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ASEAN-UNITED KINGDOM TVET Partnerships for Sustainable Futures, Dr Que Anh Dang, Dr Jaya Priah Kasinathan and Dr Paryono
Kerjasama TVET ASEAN-UK untuk Masa Depan Yang Mampan, Dr Jaya Priah Kasinathan
Kemitraan TVET ASEAN-Inggris untuk Masa Depan yang Berkelanjutan, Dr Paryono
Suggested citation: Dang, Q.A., Kasinathan, J. & Paryono (2023) ASEAN-United Kingdom TVET partnerships for sustainable futures. Published 11 November 2023. https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20231108081257924