Implementing the Standard for In-Company Trainers in ASEAN Countries
Country Case Studies: Thailand
In-company training is globally recognised as a best practice to provide students and apprentices with technical knowledge and practical skills. It complements education in vocational schools by offering hands-on training, experience with real work proceses and access to up-to-date know-how from business and industry. Work-based learning in companies relieson competent in-company trainers to train students, apprentices and other employees effectively. Between 2014 and 2015, with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BiBB) and the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), a regional working group addressed the need to define a benchmark for the essential competencies of trainers engaged in workplace TVET delivery for the ASEAN region.
The group consisted of 60 experts from labour and education ministries, standard authorities, business and industry, universities and other educational and training institutions from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. In November 2015, the regional steering committee was establised to oversee the promotion and implementation of the ASEAN In-CT Standard at the regional and national level.
The ASEAN In-CT Standard was endorsed by the 12th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (SOM-ED) in December 2017 and ad-referendum by the delegates of the 11th ASEAN Senior Labour Officials Meeting Working Group on Progressive Labour Practices to Enhance the Competitiveness of ASEAN (SLOM-WG) in December 2018.