The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) faculty and staff members led by the Director General Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane met with the Research Operations Manager of the National Center for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Australia, Mr. Phil Loveder to discuss possible areas for collaboration in research and development or in projects and consultancy. The meeting was held at CPSC on September 20, 2016.
Points raised during the meeting included rekindling and strengthening of the vibrant partnership between the two institutions on research and development years way back. Discussions also looked into potential areas for cooperation such as research projects or various undertakings on the development and improvement of industry-institution linkage and partnership, marginalized sectors' and women's participation in TVET activities, technopreneurship, global skills for TVET, among many others.
Opportunities to bolster the human resource capabilities of the two institutions were discussed including the possibility of engaging experts or volunteers from NCVER in CPSC programs and research activities which may also include initiating a faculty and staff exchange. Both institutions have established a memorandum of understanding in 1997 on common areas in TVET and the agreement is still in force as of writing.
CPSC and NCVER expressed hopes for a more active cooperation on the areas discussed as both look forward to more detailed agreement in further meetings.