27. Oct 2022 - 27. Oct 2022

Bangkok, Thailand


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About the Event

International Conference 2022: “Digitalising and Greening of TVET Sustainable Development”

To stay relevant, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) must be responsive to the fast-changing technology and workplace requirements and, at the same time, be cognisant of the environmental sustainability. Thus, to build a sustainable system and to prepare for a seamless digital transition of TVET in the region, there needs to be a revamp of policies, development of new qualifications and attainment of new skills. This is important, as across the region there is a wide gap between existing skills that may be fast becoming obsolete and those direly needed for both digital and green economies to flourish. Thus, it is imperative for efforts toward digitalisation and reshaping of the TVET system to integrate green technologies in producing a skilled workforce ready for employability in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. To produce a quality skilled workforce, it is the shared responsibility of all TVET stakeholders, especially industries, to continuously support and ensure that VET institutions stay resilient, relevant and robust.

The International Conference was officiated by Deputy Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) Ministry of Education, Thailand, Dr. Pichet Popakdee and His Excellency Pengiran Sahari Pengiran Salleh The Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to the Kingdom of Thailand. Four panel discussions involving representatives of SEAMEO member countries, Strategic Partners and the Industry, in addition to keynote speakers that were delivered by the representatives of University of Bremen, Germany; International Labour Organisation (ILO), Thailand; and UNEVOC Center, Hong Kong.

Intenational Conference Oct 2022

Keynote Speeches: “Digitalising and Greening of TVET Sustainable Development”

Keynote Speaker 1: "Digitalisation Of TVET – Its Success, Challenges And Opportunities”

  • Prof. Dr. Georg Spöttl, Director
  • University of Bremen, Germany  - Presentation

Keynote Speaker 2: “Green Jobs and Green Skills” 

  • Mr. Julien Magnat 
  • Skills and Employability Specialist, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Thailand - Presentation

Keynote Speaker 3: “Adoption of TVET Pedagogies for Greening and Digitalision” 

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Margarita Pavlova
  • Director, UNEVOC Center, Hong Kong and Associate Professor, Department of International Education, Education University of Hong Kong  - Presentation                 

Panel 1

Panel Discussion 1: Issues and Innovative Practices in Digitalising TVET  

Moderator: Dr. Foo Sze Yeng

  • Instructional Content & Learning Designer @ SEA-VET.net,  SEAMEO VOCTECH, Brunei Darussalam

Speaker 1: Prof. Dr. Moch Bruri Triyono

  • Head of Department, Technology and Vocational Education, Postgraduate Program, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia
  • Presentation

Speaker 2: Dr. Ang Kiam Wee

  • Deputy CEO (Academic and Facility), Institute of TechnicalEducation, Singapore
  • Presentation

Speaker 3: Dr. Sai Kyaw Naing Oo,

  • Director General, Department of Technical and Vocational Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Myanmar
  • Presentation

Speaker 4: Mr. Tann Sambath

  • Director, Department Institutions Management, Ministry of Labor Vocational and Training, Cambodia
  • Presentation

Speaker 5: Mr. Brad Ker

  • General Manager, Labtech International Ltd, Indonesia
  • Presentation

Panel 2

Panel Discussion 2: Advancing Green TVET for Sustainable Development 

Moderator: Ms. Siriporn Parvikam

  • Programme Component Manager, GIZ-RECOTVET, Thailand

Speaker 1: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boontida Uapipatanakul,

  • Deputy Director, Office of Academic Resources and Information Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), Thailand
  • Presentation

Speaker 2: Dr. Siripan Choomnoom

  • TVET Commission Member/President of the Institute of Vocational Education Council, OVEC, Thailand
  • Presentation

Speaker 3: Dr. Haji Mohd Zamri Haji Sabli

  • Director/CEO, Institute of Brunei Technical Education, Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam
  • Presentation

Speaker 4: Mr. Amir Radfar

Speaker 5: Ms. Amalia Serrano

Panel 3

Panel Discussion 3: Integrating Digitalisation and Greening in TVET

Moderator: Mr. Ansgar Schaefer

  • Integrated TVET Expert, SEAMEO Secretariat, Thailand 

Speaker 1: Dr. Steven Mckee 

  • President, Labtech International Ltd, Indonesia
  • Presentation

Speaker 2: Mr. Volker Schmid

  • BP-ED Department, Head of Region Asia and Pacific, FESTO Didactic SE, Germany
  • Presentation

Speaker 3: Mr. Stephen Yee

  • Deputy Executive Director, Corporate Training and Workforce Transformation, Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), Singapore
  • Presentation

Speaker 4: FDr. Ar. Siti Rozaimeriyanty DSLJ Haji Abdul Rahman

  • Director & Principal Architect of Eco Bumi Arkitek, Brunei Darussalam and In-coming Secretary General of ASEAN Inter Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), Brunei Darussalam
  • Presentation

Speaker 5: Mr. Sven Urban 

Panel 4

Panel Discussion 4: Education and Training Providers’ Perspective on Digitalising and Greening TVET

Moderator: Dr. Malai Zeiti Sheikh Abdul Hamid

  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Communication, Teaching and Learning (CCTL), Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

Speaker 1: Prof. G. L. D. Wickramasinghe

  • Director General, Colombo Plan Staff College, Asia-Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission, Philippines
  • Presentation

Speaker 2: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jose Hernandez Santos

  • Director, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam and Associate Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  • Presentation

Speaker 3: Dr. Dhruv Patel

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