CPSC Facilitates the Study Visits of MoLHR, Bhutan Officials in Australia and Malaysia

Mr. Sangay Dorji, Chief Program Officer of Department of Technical Education, MoLHR presenting a token of appreciation to the Director of Crown Institute of Higher Education Sydney Mr. Deepak Khadka. The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) facilitated a series of meetings and visits in Australia and Malaysia for the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MOLHR), Bhutan held from June 19-26, 2019. These activities were related to the efforts of the Government of Bhutan in uplifting the quality of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in their country.

A delegation composed of eight (8) high officials from MOLHR embarked on this trip to understand the implementation modalities of national diploma courses in TVET and process of program registration and accreditation in Australia and Malaysia.

Through the cooperation of various partners in Australia, the delegates were able to visit Crown Institute of Higher Education in Sydney, Canberra Institute of Technology (Bruce and Reid Campuses), Department of Education, Australian National University, Canberra Innovation Network, and TAFE Directors Australia.

On the other hand, institutions visited in Malaysia were the Department of Polytechnic and Community College Education (DPCCE), Ministry of Education, and the Department of Skills Development (DSD), Ministry of Human Resources in Putrajaya and the Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (PSA) in Shah Alam.

At the Department of Polytechnic and Community College Education (DPCCE), Ministry of Education. Dr. Mohammad Naim Yaakub, Acting Director General of DPCCE and Former CPSC Director General chaired the meeting.

(Seated L-R) Mr. Hamdan Hashim, Head of Competency Qualification Programme, Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (CIAST); Dr. Mohd Rashid, Deputy Chief Director (Operational), DSD; and Mr. Sangay Dorji at the Department of Skills Development, Ministry of Human Resources.

Delegation at Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah