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Jul 21, 2017

Nepal Eyes Establishment of Vocational Qualifications System, Partners with CPSC for NSTB Study Tours to Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia

The government of Nepal, through the Nepal Vocational Qualification System (NVQS) Project, in its pursuit for the establishment of a national vocational qualifications system teamed up with the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC)…
Jun 13, 2017

Customized Program Offers Curriculum Development and Pedagogy Training for Bhutanese Officials

The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) designed and organized a two-week program focusing on the development of a National Diploma Curriculum and the subsequent training of trainers on TVET pedagogy. The program was participated…
2017 05 ICP SRI LANKA 2017
Jun 02, 2017

ICP Sri Lanka Deals Issues on Strengthening TVET Systems by Establishing Linkages with Industries

Liberalization and globalization of the world’s economies, including CPSC’s member country Sri Lanka, calls for the adoption of latest technologies and practices in various sectors. Quality and productivity have to be improved so…
Jun 02, 2017

Generic and Life Skills for Lifelong Teaching and Learning Topic of ICP Fiji

In Fiji, a policy has been formulated for the effective delivery of TVET programs. This policy applies to all institutions delivering TVET programs and curriculum. It takes technology education and training as an important…
May 29, 2017

Regional Program in Singapore Focused on Enhancing TVET’s role in the Social and Economic Development of the Region

The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC), in partnership with the Singapore Cooperation Program (SCP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Singapore and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Singapore, gathered 20 participants for…

Featured Papers and Presentations

Role of TVET for Social and Economic Development
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Emerging Trends in Industry-Institution Linkages in the Asia-Pacific Region

The presentation focuses on the trends in the labor market that will specifically enlighten the audience on the strength and challenges of the Industry-Institution linkages in the region. It discusses the benefits of the linkage, including the enhancement of…
Role of TVET for Social and Economic Development
14 June 2017 234

Role of TVET for Social and Economic Development

The presentation tackles the different perspectives on social development and economic development and the way that TVET contributes to both. It starts with a discussion regarding the importance to discern between social and economic development to further…


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Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series (STEPS)
Volume 2, 2014

The Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC) takes pride in launching its first ever Journal on TVET titled STEPS (Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series), which is a compendium of professionally written articles by TVET experts and research enthusiasts on key issues and developments pertinent to technical education in the Asia Pacific region and the world. CPSC releases the second issue of the STEPS compiling articles from countries India, Malaysia, Nepal, and the Philippines.


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Research in TVET Made Easy

The book was first launched and published in 2009 and had been widely used by TVET institutions since its launching. The book is about the practical and systematic way of doing research with emphasis on TVET-oriented topics and problems. The guidebook is intended for use by teachers, budding and professional researchers and those involved in planning or undertaking research activities as well as teaching methodical foundation for conducting actual researches.


Special Feature

Philippines Celebrates 119th Independence Day

The Philippines will celebrate its 119th Independence Day (Araw ng Kasarinlan, also known as Araw ng Kalayaan) or the Day of Freedom on June 12, which marks the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain in 1898. This year’s celebration is themed: “Kalayaan 2017: Pagbabagong Sama-Samang Balikatin” (Freedom Day 2017: Change that We Should Work on Together).

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Bangladesh Commemorates Struggle for Freedom at 46th Independence Day

March 26 marks the commemoration of the Independence day of Bangladesh (Bengali:স্বাধীনতা দিবস Shwadhinata Dibôsh). It commemorates the country's declaration of independence from Pakistan on late hours of 25 March 1971. The day is a memorial to the deaths of thousands of civilians who died in the subsequent Bangladesh Liberation War.

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Nepal Celebrates 67th Democracy Day

Democracy Day or Rashtriya Prajatantra Diwas is a public holiday in Nepal and is celebrated to commemorate the day when the country welcomed democracy after the 104-year-long Rana autocracy on February 18, 1951.

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