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6th International Skills Forum: Innovative Practices in Skills Development

19 September 2016 to 21 September 2016
Manila
Philippines

Some world class examples of innovations in skills development were shared in this 6th annual International Skills Development Forum, following five previous annual forums held from 2011 until 2015, which have helped build a dialogue platform on skills development in the Asia and Pacific region.

Stimulating transformative practices in skills development, inspiring skills experts and Asian Development Bank's developing member countries’ counterparts, and promoting collaboration with major stakeholders to incorporate new approaches to design and implement innovative projects and programs in skills development were the objectives of the forum.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
19 Sep 2016 Opening Remarks Bambang Susantono
19 Sep 2016 Forum Objectives and Introductions Brajesh Panth
19 Sep 2016 Keynote Address What Can We Learn from the Programme for International Student Assessment and Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies Andreas Schleicher
19 Sep 2016 Keynote Address Quality Education and Economic Development
Educational quality, measured by cognitive skills, has a strong impact on individual earnings. More than that, however, educational quality ...
Eric Hanushek
19 Sep 2016 Session 1 - What are the Skills that Big Corporations are Looking for and What Training are They Providing? Presentation Karrie Ilagan
19 Sep 2016 Session 1 - What are the Skills that Big Corporations are Looking for and What Training are They Providing? Presentation Jianzhou Chen
19 Sep 2016 Session 1 - What are the Skills that Big Corporations are Looking for and What Training are They Providing? Presentation N.S. Parthasarathy
19 Sep 2016 Session 1 - What are the Skills that Big Corporations are Looking for and What Training are They Providing? Presentation Benedict Hernandez
19 Sep 2016 Session 1 - What are the Skills that Big Corporations are Looking for and What Training are They Providing? Presentation Joe Liu
19 Sep 2016 Session 2 - Boosting Student Learning Outcomes Towards Student-Centered Learning: Boosting Student Learning Outcomes
Phenomenon-based learning, a shift from focus on school subjects to actual real-world and interdisciplinary topics, was introduced by the Finnish...
Jouni Välijärvi
19 Sep 2016 Session 2 - Boosting Student Learning Outcomes Boosting Student Learning: Programme for International Student Assessment for Development
Issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) aims to evaluate...
Yuri Belfali
19 Sep 2016 Session 2 - Boosting Student Learning Outcomes Programme for International Student Assessment 2012 in Viet Nam: Results and Lessons Learned Le Thi My Ha, Tu Nguyen-Ngoc
19 Sep 2016 Session 2 - Boosting Student Learning Outcomes Scale With Quality: The Citizens' Foundation Approach to Providing Education
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) addresses the massive educational challenge in Pakistan by empowering children to become agents of positive change...
Shazia Kamal
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds ITE Education Services
Introducing infrastructure and pedagogical innovations in technical and vocational education and training (TVET), ITE Singapore is an authentic...
Seng Hua Tan
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds Tata STRIVE: An Innovative Skills Development Program
Tata STRIVE, an initiative of Tata Community Initiatives Trust and the first Group CSR program of the Tata Group, addresses the pressing need...
Anita Rajan
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds Dual Training of AHK Philippines/German-Philippines Chamber of Commerce Tobias Bolle, Jose Dindo Vitug
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds Knox Innovation Opportunity Sustainability Centre
A joint initiative between Swinburne University of Technology and local secondary schools, the Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability...
Kate Kent Evans
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds Skills for Employment Investment Program in Bangladesh
The Government of Bangladesh’s Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) is the largest skills development program in Asia and the Pacific...
Abdur Rouf Talukder
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds Bridging the Skills Gap with Education Technology Rebecca Taber
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds Japan International Cooperation Agency's Technical and Vocational Education and Training Projects in Viet Nam and Cambodia
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to improve education and training to meet the changing needs of industry. JICA’s technical...
Shinichiro Nakahara, Pham Van Quan, Horchhong Cheng
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds The Citizens Foundation, Pakistan
By providing quality education and creating opportunities for a better future, the Citizens Foundation (TCF) aims to remove the barriers of ...
Shazia Kamal
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds Enderun Colleges: Innovative Model for Education Development
Guided by an international board of advisors, Enderun’s College of Hospitality Management based in the Philippines offers a career-focused education...
Edgardo Rodriguez
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds ICT for Vocational Education: Plan International, Bangkok, Thailand
As the number of unemployed youth in South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific continue to rise, Plan International recognized the potential of...
Bowden Percival
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds Korea International Cooperation Agency Hye-Kyung Yang
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds GIZ Lisa Marie Greibich
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds Toyota Way in Skills Training and Development
An automotive education program was established in the Philippines to complement, enhance, and expand the concept of “Toyota Technical Education...
Ronald Gaspar
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds U-Learning Technology Cavin Shin
19 Sep 2016 Session 3 - Innovation Marketplace: Four Rounds Love2Work
The fast-changing nature of the world increasingly intensifies the critical value of socio-emotional skills. Love2Work, a consultancy practice...
Marcus Weston
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
20 Sep 2016 Overview of the Program Agenda for Day 2 Jost Wagner
20 Sep 2016 Introduction Sanjay Pengor
20 Sep 2016 Keynote Address - Education and Innovation How to Innovate Higher Education in Developing Countries?
Creating value by introducing new ways of doing things, innovation has become a means of survival for both humans and organizations alike. Applying...
Sung Joo Park
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 4 - Successful Models of University-Industry Linkages Kyoto Alliance for Local Public Human Resource Development
Established in 2008, Kyoto Alliance is a collaboration between local universities and communities in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture. The alliance ...
Kazuyo Murata
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 4 - Successful Models of University-Industry Linkages University-Industry Linkages in China
In the People’s Republic of China, different types of higher education Institutions serve different roles in university-industry linkages (UIL...
Wei Ha, Yang Po
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 4 - Successful Models of University-Industry Linkages University-Industry Linkages: Experiences at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Facilitating the natural flow of knowledge generation and innovation to its logical conclusion through academia-industry-state (AIS) linkages...
B.V. Phani
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 5 - Effective Models of Employer Engagement Effective Employer Engagement: Work-Based Learning and More
Work-based learning as a key part of the overall skill development system implies effective employer engagement. Governments need to assure ...
Paul Swaim
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 5 - Effective Models of Employer Engagement Employer Engagement/Student Work Experience: the Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre Approach
A technology trades training and experience center is engaging young people in productive future pathways of learning and career development...
Kate Kent Evans
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 5 - Effective Models of Employer Engagement Vocational Training Center in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Ibragimov Ravshan Rafailovich
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 5 - Effective Models of Employer Engagement Integrated Dual Training in the Philippines
Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBTI) - Makati in the Philippines provides underprivileged youth with skills training to prepare them for employment...
Jose Dindo Vitug
20 Sep 2016 Session 6 - Investing in Human Capital Development A Smarter Future: Skills, Jobs, and Growth in Asia
While developing Asia has made large strides in expanding school enrollments, it must make more efforts in improving learning outcomes. Meeting...
Rana Hasan
20 Sep 2016 Session 6 - Investing in Human Capital Development Investing in Human Capital Development: Philippine Higher Education Reform and Challenges Ma. Cynthia Rose Bautista
20 Sep 2016 Session 6 - Investing in Human Capital Development Japan’s Experience in Contribution to Human Capital Development Yosuke Kobayashi
20 Sep 2016 Session 6 - Investing in Human Capital Development Mindtree’s Experience in Global Learning Centre
Mindtree Ltd. is a publicly-traded information technology services and solutions organization serving global customers. Changing learning models...
N S Parthasarathy
20 Sep 2016 Session 6 - Investing in Human Capital Development Human Capital Development of Korea
By expanding education with equity, promoting brain circulation, and linking education with the economy, the Government of the Republic of Korea...
Song-chang Hong
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 7 - Cross Support How Antipolo City is Shaping the Antipolo Institute of Technology
Starting operations in 2015, the Antipolo Institute of Technology (AITech) in the Philippines is an educational institution owned and managed...
Erlinda Pefianco
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 7 - Cross Support Skills Development as Part of Infrastructure Projects
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is proposing for the integration of skills development in infrastructure...
Sigrid Schenk-Dornbusch
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 7 - Cross Support Skills Development for Priority Sectors: An Indian Perspective
Skills development for priority sectors in India is a shared responsibility of the government, industry, training provider, and the trainee ...
Abhinav Madan
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 7 - Cross Support Innovative Practices in Skills Development for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Canadian Innovation
Colleges and institutes right across Canada play a lead role in strengthening the country’s capacity to innovate by undertaking applied research...
Colleges and Institutes Canada
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 8 - Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for Inclusive Growth Decent Work and Just Transition for All Skills for Inclusive Growth Akiko Sakamoto
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 8 - Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for Inclusive Growth Gender in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs
Empowering women and promoting gender equality, Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has a catalytic effect in the achievement...
Sonomi Tanaka
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 8 - Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for Inclusive Growth Providing Effective and Measurable Ways to Improve Skills Training and Education for Disadvantaged Groups
By providing an online platform through the Nisai Virtual Academy and creating delivery models that meet different learners’ requirements, the...
Dhruv Patel
20 Sep 2016 Parallel Session - Session 8 - Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for Inclusive Growth Skills Financing Forecasting
Private sector resource mobilization is a vital component in skills financing. Employing a revenue-generating scheme is considered the most ...
Hiromichi Katayama, Kenneth Abraham Barrientos
20 Sep 2016 Synthesis of the Day Jost Wagner
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
21 Sep 2016 Session 9 - Blended and e-Learning to Transform Teaching and Learning Overview: Innovations in eLearning and Blended Learning
With recent statistics revealing a global surge in internet and mobile users, now is the best time to teach and learn online more than ever. ...
Marito Garcia
21 Sep 2016 Session 9 - Blended and e-Learning to Transform Teaching and Learning Udemy
Udemy is a global marketplace for online learning and teaching where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning...
Richard Qiu
21 Sep 2016 Session 9 - Blended and e-Learning to Transform Teaching and Learning Blended and e-Learning to Transform Teaching and Learning: The Case of IndonesiaX Lucy Pandjaitan
21 Sep 2016 Session 9 - Blended and e-Learning to Transform Teaching and Learning Digital Literacy
Coding boot camps keep up with the technology industry's increasing and evolving demand for web developers. The immersive- and industry-relevant...
Raman Nambiar
21 Sep 2016 Reflections and Way Forward Brajesh Panth, Rana Hasan
21 Sep 2016 Closing Remarks Stephen Groff

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