Mar 05, 2018

TESDA Administrators Attend Executive Course on Strategic Planning

Thirty (30) administrators from the TESDA schools and training centers from all over the Philippines attended an Executive Development Course on Strategic Planning held at the National TVET Trainers Academy in Marikina City,…
2018 02 RMUTT
Feb 13, 2018

CPSC Trains Thailand’s RMUTT Staff on English Communication

Thirty-eight (38) office personnel of the Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), Pathumtani, Thailand availed of the Colombo Plan Staff College’s capacity development program on English communications skills…
2018 02 RPL Nepal
Feb 12, 2018

Fourteen Nepalese Officials in CPSC for the Customized Program on Recognition of Prior Learning

Fourteen (14) officials from the Nepalese National Skills Testing Board (NTSB), Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), Nepal Vocational Qualifications System Project, and private sector immersed at a…
Feb 12, 2018

In-Country Program in Thailand Aims to Develop Generic Skills to Facilitate Employment Mobility

The participants and officials of the Nongbualamphu Technical College, the host of this year’s in-country program in Thailand with the CPSC Program Coordinator, Dr. Romulita Alto (fifth from the right) The Colombo Plan Staff…
2018 01 PKNU 2018
Jan 26, 2018

CPSC Hosts Korean Students in a Special Internship Program

The Colombo Plan Staff College, in collaboration with the Pukyong National University (PKNU), Busan, Korea, welcomed five students from the College of Humanities' Research and Education (CORE) for the special internship program…
Dec 15, 2017

CPSC Teams up with ADB on 7th International Skills Forum on Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs

On its third year collaborative venture, the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) successfully organized the 7th International Skills Forum held from December 12-14, 2017 at the ADB Headquarters,…

Featured Papers and Presentations

Role of TVET for Social and Economic Development
14 August 2017 1009

Green TVET for a Sustainable Future

The paper explores the possibilities of re-orienting TVET to meet the needs of a more environmental and sustainable future. Being considered as the ‘master key” to promote lifelong training and address poverty, TVET policy and implementation must be geared…
Role of TVET for Social and Economic Development
15 June 2017 871

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 1089

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…



Quality TVET in Asia Pacific Region: National Vocational Qualification Systems of CPSC Member Countries

This valued publication entitled: “Quality TVET in Asia Pacific Region: National Vocational Qualification Systems of CPSC Member Countries” is a product of the collective efforts of CPSC country agencies and representatives who participated in the International Program on Sharing and Learning of National Vocational Qualifications Systems (NVQS) held in the Mirabel Resort in Dhulikel, Nepal from March 6 until 10, 2017.

The compilation of country papers and presentations from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand aim to serve as a reference material to the policy makers, academics, professionals and practitioners in their pursuits to understand the variety of qualification systems in the region.



Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series (STEPS)
Volume 3, 2017

Now on its third volume, the Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series (STEPS) is a testament of CPSC’s continued effort to provide a venue for researchers and administrators to showcase their expertise in the field of TVET. Six authors from India, Malaysia, Philippines and Kenya, as well as from our organizational partner, UNESCO-UNEVOC, went through an arduous process of submitting and editing their manuscripts to conform to the highest academic and research standards that we expect for a journal like STEPS.


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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

70th Sri Lanka Independence Day

Sri Lanka's Independence Day is celebrated on 4th of February to commemorate its internal political independence from British rule on that day in 1948. The day is a national holiday in Sri Lanka.

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69th India Republic Day

Every January 26, India’s Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The main Republic Day celebration is held in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the President of India.

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70th Independence Day to be Celebrated In Myanmar

On Jan. 4, 1948, Burma (now officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar) ended 60 years of colonial rule when it officially declared independence from Britain.

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