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The Digitization of TVET and Skills Systems

14.08.2020 by SEA-VET Content



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Country in Focus:
Global, Malaysia


This joint ILO-UNESCO report provides a global, high-level overview of how digitalization is affecting TVET and skills systems. It draws on consultations with key stakeholders in a set of countries and international organizations to provide insights into the nature and scope of digitalisation and how it is likely to affect the management, delivery, assessment and certification of technical and vocational education and training.


  • Outlines the key technological drivers of change and the effect they are having on education and training practice, through a literature review and the experiences of the authors in policy-making, industry, TVET and quality assurance.
  • Reports on the outcomes of interviews with experts and country representatives involved in this digital transformation
  • Outlines policies and policy measures countries have taken to engage TVET and skills systems in the process of digital transformation
  • Examines how education and training strategies and policies can best enable these transformations, including:
    • the use of technology, and how it can enhance the teaching and learning experience
    • bringing technology to learners, teachers and managers in TVET and skills development systems
    • the potential of digital transformation to support lifelong learning in different contexts
  • Identifies how and under which conditions technology can foster inclusion and gender equality
  • Identifies the types of programmes and skills introduced in TVET in response to the digitization of jobs and skills
  • Identifies the key issues and challenges facing education and training systems as they undergo the process of digitization

The report provides insights into TVET and skills systems in Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Slovenia, Turkey and the United States.

Detailed information on the Digitization of TVET and Skills Systems in Malaysia can be found on page 57-58, as well as on page 80

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