Conference Topics

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) enables the individual to continue developing on a lifelong basis the professional and social capacities they require in order to pursue a skilled occupation. TVET that is geared to the needs of the labour market enables people to find work, generate an income and escape from the spiral of poverty and dependency. This strengthens their personality and enhances their options for social participation. Moreover, all countries need qualified experts if they are to achieve sustainable economic development. Support for TVET succeeds when it is geared to partner needs, and when it promotes cooperation between the public and business community by establishing e.g. cooperative TVET modes. Labour market-oriented TVET that combines practical and theoretical learning turns out graduates equipped with an optimal blend of expertise. Both formal and non-formal TVET should transfer income-generating knowledge and practical skills, especially for the large number of disadvantaged youths and adults who need to earn a living for their families in the low-wage sector, in the informal sector or in rural areas.The conference addressed topics highly relevant for increasing TVET quality in the regional context.

The core topic of discussion was Occupational Standards – developing and setting outcome based TVET standards in the context of ASEAN integration.

Further topics of discussion were:

Cooperation with the Business Sector – improving practice- and demand-orientation of TVET

Teachers for TVET – building competencies of TVET teachers and trainers to ful­l their key role in  providing high-quality demand oriented TVET

Financing of TVET – ensuring the sustainability of TVET Fi­nancing