• Key topic 1: TVET Governance

    In recent years, expanding access to and improving the quality of vocational education and training have become key elements for Asian countries’ economic growth and social development strategies.
  • Key topic 2: Inclusive Vocational Education

    "Leave no one behind” is one of the key messages of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which aim to end poverty in all its forms everywhere (SDG 1). Education, particularly TVET and skills development, will play a major role in achieving a world without poverty. A particular emphasis has to be put on the inclusion of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups into TVET, particularly these groups which did not benefit from TVET programmes in the past ...
  • Key topic 3: Work Process and Employment oriented TVET

    With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) being established by the end of this year, ASEAN member states will experience intensified trade in goods and services as well as labor mobility. Increasing competition and productivity are expected to spur economic growth and structural change. This may have a large impact on job creation as well. ILO and ADB, for instance, expect up to 14 million additional jobs as a direct effect from the AEC.
  • Key topic 4: TVET Personnel

    One of the cornerstones of the Asian Economic Community 2015 is the creation of a regional labour market to facilitate the free exchange of skilled workers. This requires strong national TVET systems to ensure a steady supply of a skilled and demand-driven labour force and the compatibility of different national qualification systems on a regional level.
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