Events

5th International Skills Forum: Current Priorities in Technical and Vocational Education and Training

01 December 2015 to 02 December 2015
Manila
Philippines

As countries in Asia seek to help their youth acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute productively and successfully to the demands of rapidly-changing economies, this event on 5th ADB International Skills Forum: Current Priorities in Technical and Vocational Education and Training focused on the key issues of relevance arising from this goal. As in previous forums, it intended to blend the experiences and insights from both advanced and developing countries, and to include expert presenters and leading practitioners with direct practical experience to continue and further reinforce the regional dialogue platform on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development in Asia and the Pacific.

In addressing and finding solutions to the most pressing issues in TVET and skills development to contribute to economic development, the past forums have served as a training program for staff from Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s Headquarters and Resident Missions working on TVET and skills development projects. This forum likewise provided such training for ADB's Education Sector Group members focusing on the current theme priorities in TVET.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
01 Dec 2015 Official Opening Wencai Zhang
01 Dec 2015 Forum Overview
01 Dec 2015 Plenary Address - Skilled Workforce: Perspectives Human Capital Development in South and Southeast Asia: Achievements, Prospects, and Policy Challenges
Educational and skills challenges constrain the development of human capital in South and Southeast Asia as the region catches up with the rest...
Jong-Wha Lee
01 Dec 2015 Plenary Address - Skilled Workforce: Perspectives What Business Expects and Wants from Technical and Vocational Education and Training Graduates Manish Sabharwal
01 Dec 2015 Raising the Bar: Quality and Responsiveness Quality Assurance - Raising the Bar: Quality and Responsiveness
Quality in the context of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) refers to the level of excellence in training delivered by ...
Andrea Bateman, Stephen Auburn
01 Dec 2015 Raising the Bar: Quality and Responsiveness Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) for Accreditation and Certification of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions in the Asia-Pacific Region G. Kulanthaivel
01 Dec 2015 Raising the Bar: Quality and Responsiveness Raising the Bar: Quality and Responsiveness Institute Approach, Nepal
Though national quality standards are not in place, the Government of Nepal is committed to raising the bar of quality of its technical schools...
Ram Hari Lamichhane
01 Dec 2015 Raising the Bar: Quality and Responsiveness Quality and Responsiveness: The Australian Experience
Behind Australia’s well-developed vocational education and training (VET) system are the three quality assurance pillars comprising of national...
Peta Furnell
01 Dec 2015 Bringing TVET Up to Speed: ICTs in TVET ICT in Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Regional Overview
ICT-related developments on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) are increasingly becoming a megatrend in the Asia and Pacific...
Margarita Pavlova
01 Dec 2015 Bringing TVET Up to Speed: ICTs in TVET ICT-Enhanced Innovative Pedagogy in Technical and Vocational Education and Training
The level of ICT implementation on pedagogical practices vary across countries in the Asia and Pacific region. Hybrid personal learning environments...
Petri Lounaskorpi
01 Dec 2015 Bringing TVET Up to Speed: ICTs in TVET Innovations in 3D Applied Technologies for Skills Development Kiam Wee Ang
01 Dec 2015 Bringing TVET Up to Speed: ICTs in TVET Offshore and Online: Upskilling for Overseas Filipino Workers Maria Susan Dela Rama
01 Dec 2015 Plenary Address - Unpacking Modalities in TVET Financing Mobilizing and Allocating Resources and the Development of Public-Private Partnerships
Private sector resources are essential to the growth and sustainability of quality technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems...
Robert Palmer
01 Dec 2015 Plenary Address - Unpacking Modalities in TVET Financing National Training Funds: Developing World-Class Skills Base for Future Prosperity C.M. Vignaesvaran
01 Dec 2015 Financing TVET: Rethinking our Approach - Public-Private Partnerships New Zealand’s Industry Training and Apprenticeship System: a Public-Private Partnership in Action
Industry training is funded as an industry-government partnership in New Zealand, with government funding contingent on an industry cash contribution...
Josh Williams
01 Dec 2015 Financing TVET: Rethinking our Approach - Public-Private Partnerships Bangladesh Skills for Employment Investment Program: Opportunity to Transform the Skills Sector
With unmet training needs owing to a large gap in training capacity, Bangladesh faces a shortage in skills supply resulting to low productivity...
Abdur Rouf Talukder
01 Dec 2015 Financing TVET: Rethinking our Approach - Skills Development Funds and Results-Based Funding Country- and Issue-Based Discussions Robert Palmer
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
02 Dec 2015 Introductory Session Overview of the Objectives for Day 2
02 Dec 2015 Off to a Good Start: Integrating TVET in Secondary Schools Vocational Education in Secondary Schools: A Review of International Practices
Vocational education acts as a bridge between education and employment and provides a better match for the aptitudes and interests of some pupils...
Toby Linden
02 Dec 2015 Off to a Good Start: Integrating TVET in Secondary Schools Sustainable Pathways in the Vocationalization of Senior Schooling
Vocational and education training (VET) are delivered in schools to address the low-level qualifications of youth and rising long-term unemployment...
Jennifer Moloney
02 Dec 2015 Off to a Good Start: Integrating TVET in Secondary Schools Implementing Vocational Courses in Secondary Schools in Himachal Pradesh India
The vocational education program implemented in India’s State of Himachal Pradesh aims to link education to employability, make education relevant...
Akshay Sood
02 Dec 2015 Off to a Good Start: Integrating TVET in Secondary Schools Strengthened Technical and Vocational Education Program Elvin Ivan Uy
02 Dec 2015 Off to a Good Start: Integrating TVET in Secondary Schools Presentation Rupert Maclean
02 Dec 2015 Plenary Address - Opening Up TVET India's Experience in Ensuring Quality with Rapid Scale-Up of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Anant Prakash Pandey
02 Dec 2015 Plenary Address - Opening Up TVET The Power of Parity McKinsey Global Institute
02 Dec 2015 Plenary Address - Opening Up TVET Improving Training and Employment Outcomes for Women Antara Ganguli
02 Dec 2015 Plenary Address - Innovation and New Horizons How Internet Changes Education: The Example of Massive Open Online Courses in China Min Tang
02 Dec 2015 Plenary Address - Innovation and New Horizons Building a New Future: Opportunity and Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Myanmar Sai Kyaw Naing Oo
02 Dec 2015 Closing Session Stephen Groff, Brajesh Panth

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