07 Dec 2020
20-21/SPMRV (Online Program)
The participants of the workshop are composed of former DGs, Faculties, Consultants of CPSC and Liaison Officers of CPSC and TVET authorities’ officials of CPSC member countries.


The COLOMBO PLAN STAFF COLLEGE FOR TECHNICIAN EDUCATION (CPSC) is an inter-governmental organization for human resource development (HRD) and a specialized agency of the Colombo Plan. The Colombo Plan, which is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, was set up in the 1950s as the first multilateral effort in foreign aid in the Asia and Pacific Region. It was conceived to promote bilateral aid flow and technical cooperation under coordinated schemes among member countries to ensure better results for the entire region. The main objective of CPSC is to improve the quality of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the member countries by meeting the needs of those staff that play an active part in TVET development programs.

Since globalization and rapid regional developments are posing challenges in the TVET sector, CPSC recognizes its role in preparing TVET professionals in effectively meeting these challenges. Thus, as an institution which is mindful of the changing demand of the global arena, CPSC, itself, undergoes systematic review and assessment, both internal and external, to ensure the responsiveness of the College to the needs of the member countries. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges in the TVET sector and CPSC need to reposition and adopt new strategies for programs implementation and office management. It challenges organizations in TVET to further innovate and realign itself according to the needs of the present times and looking to future needs. This also strengthens the need to take into account the recent developments and trends in the environment in adapting policy directions that will shape the future TVET professionals.

CPSC is currently at the mid-point of its five year Strategic Planning period covering the fiscal years 2018-2023. The CorPlan is the blueprint of CPSC’s future direction. The CPSC CorPlan process is considered to be one of the best practices of the organization. It is anchored on the belief that the Strategic Planning could be best formulated with the assistance of key people and stakeholders who represent varied views and who will be affected by CPSC’s successes and failures. It aims to encapsulate the needs of the CPSC member countries and define the strategies by which CPSC would respond and provide quality services. It is CPSC’s belief that there is nothing better than a plan based on the collective wisdom of the key players and stakeholders who come together and share their wealth of experiences and expertise.


The main objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Conduct midterm validation of CPSC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2023
  • Reposition the organization in the regional and global development context in consideration of regional frameworks for education for sustainable development (ESD)
  • Discuss specific concerns and recommend structural and other changes necessary to effectively operationalize the corporate strategies in the next (4th and 5th year) years of the Strategic Plan and beyond

Expected Output and Outcome

The expected outputs of the workshop are:

  • Mid-Term Strategic Plan Review (FY 2017-2018 and FY 2018-2019)
  • Next-Term Strategic Plan Priorities
  • Recommendations on Specific Concerns
  • Endorsement of the workshop Findings

The expected outcome:

  • Reviewed and validated 2018-2023 CorPlan of CPSC


The process designed to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, the following strategies will be adopted:

  • Presentations on:
    • Accomplishments and Progress of the CPSC Corporate Plan 2018-2023; and Institutional Issues, Concerns and Challenges
  • Q & A session including participants concerns, issues
  • Participants inputs and recommendations on CPSC CorPlan ( 4th and 5th Years)

Facilities Required
  • Minimum 5Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/ Laptop Computer with Webcam, Microphone, Speakers or Earphones
  • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser

Program Management

Program Supervisor Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane ([email protected]) is the first Nepali and the 11th Director General of CPSC. He is also the concurrent President of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC). He has 30 years of experience in TVET starting as an instructor up to becoming the CEO of Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) in Nepal. He served as Project Manager in ADB projects and Program Coordinator in Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) funded projects. He was a key member in formulating the TVET Policy of Nepal in 2007 and 2012.

He is a dynamic leader, certified project assessor, strategic planner, experienced project manager, TVET Institution Quality Assessor, TVET Expert, and a seasoned manager, attested by the awards received such as the Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV from the Late King Birendra Bira Bikram Shah Dev and Global Educational Leadership Award by the World Education Congress; scholarship from Ryutaro Hashimoto Foundation, Japan; and Humphrey Fellowship from Fullbright Foundation, USA.

He has presented papers in a number of international conferences and meetings on TVET. He has authored and co-authored publications on TVET in various thematic areas - accessibility, greening, entrepreneurship, financing, equality, and image building. Dr. Lamichhane earned his PhD and MPhil in Education Leadership from Kathmandu University in Nepal. He has a degree in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy from Peabody College/Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA.

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai ([email protected]) is currently working as a faculty specialist in CPSC. He has started his career with Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI)/CTEVT/MoEST, where 12 years was dedicated on research/study on improving technical education and vocational training in Nepal, demand-driven training courses development and implementation.

Under his leadership, 12,163 employment-seeking youths including excluded and vulnerable women of Nepal capacitated in vocational skill development training targeting to provide in-country and/or foreign employment. He has worked under the component of vocational skill development training for EVENT/WBG/MoE (600 trainees), EIG/USAID/Winrock (3000 trainees), SaMi/Helvetas/SDC (1600 trainees), LYDP/WVI (300 trainees), SajhedariBikas/ USAID/PACT (348 trainees), CTIP/World Education (15 all-women trainees), Advancing Women Economic Empowerment-AWEE (2,000 trainees) funded by Government of Finland, Future We Want-FWW (300 trainees) funded by Zonta International and Education Joint Programming-Education JP (4,000 trainees) funded by KOICA.

He has managed all phases; career counseling, trainees selection, vocational training, psycho-social counseling, business & entrepreneurship training, linking trainees with financial institutions for loan to start a enterprise, monitoring of on-going training, managing on-the-job training, linking with potential employers, job placement,establishing micro-enterprises, and income verification.

He has provided Training of Trainers (ToT) to 500 plus technical instructors and teachers in Nepal, Bhutan, Albania, Uganda, and India. He has developed courses like active learners’ methodology, training of trainers, the use of mini-tiller in commercial farming, as well as pesticide management and application. He has experience in capacity building in different areas; TVET, agriculture, trade & fiscal policy, food security, value-chain, pesticide management, and soft-skills training.