June 21-25, 2021
20-21/OLRP12 (Regional Program)
The participants of this online Regional Program are composed of TVET Managers, Policy Makers, Principals, Industrial coordinators and mid- to senior-level TVET trainers from government institutions.


In the context of COVID-19 pandemic and the changing economic scenario that have taken place in the world of work, the partnership and tuning between institute and industry is now widely recognized as an essential requirement to train and develop the right kind of technical work force necessary for sustaining and promoting faster industrial and economic growth. The linkages between industries and institutions are receiving greater importance for improving the degree of relevance of contents and delivery of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Industry-institution partnership for relevant TVET program is increasingly becoming the most important features of TVET in its orientation towards development of workforce in the world of work. The changing scenario demands updating of technical personnel with the latest technology and machines being used in industry. The partnership between industry and the institute is therefore necessary to make TVET relevant to the demands of industry. It has been widely accepted fact that intensive interaction between TVET institutes and industry is essential to enhance the quality and relevance of education and training in the new era of education.

Practical oriented teaching and learning is today's need and so the focus of TVET institutions. In view of this and to bridge the gap between industry and the academic institute, various technical activities have to be conducted round the year which comprises industrial visits, industrial trainings, internships, R&D center visits and trainings, skill oriented vocational courses etc.

CPSC, as an inter-governmental organization for the development of TVET in the Asia and the Pacific Region organizes an online Regional Program on Industry - Institution Partnership, CPSC contribute to the raising of awareness and provision of skills and values necessary to put Industry - Institute Partnership for relevant TVET program into practice. Since Industry- Institute Partnership lies at the spirit of the TVET System, it shall become the platform for participants from member country to contribute to enhance through their occupations and other areas of their lives.

The online RP will examine the need to coordinate the efforts of TVET with industry to ensure the relevance of TVET programmes and graduates’ readiness for the workplace. It recognizes industries as the key stakeholders in TVET and hence their needs should be considered in the development and delivery of relevant and quality TVET programmes.


At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles, challenges, dynamics of Industry – Institute Partnership and its innovative approaches;
  • elucidate the significance of Industry – Institute Partnership in the new-age workforce development in TVET;
  • identify good practices of Industry – Institute Partnership in international practices;
  • prepare an action plan to have a special vision for Industry - Institute Partnership in the TVET system.

Expected Outcomes and Outputs

The expected outcomes of RP are to:

  • Effective Industry – Institute Partnership based on international experiences will be practiced
  • Institutional capacity on Industry – Institute Partnership will be strengthened.

The expected outputs of the program are:

  • SWOT Analysis report on Industry - Institute Partnership
  • Action plan on strengthening of TVET quality and relevance through Industry Institute linkages

Program Contents

The spiral learning approach will be used to deliver the online program, start by mentioning a cluster of rough ideas, including some online applications as well as some fundamental building blocks and finally, a self-directed learning approach through action planning. The main contents of online RP are:

Theme Papers

  • Special Lecture: Post COVID-19 Scenario for Industry Institute Partnership.
  • Theme Paper 1: Building Industry-Institution Partnerships in TVET System: Concepts and Principles
  • Theme Paper 2: Interventions to enhance TEVT-Industry Partnerships
  • Theme Paper 3: Innovative Models and Approaches in TVET Industry - Institute Partnership
  • Theme Paper 4: Dual Training System: Concept, Benefits, and Challenges

Group Works:

  • Group Work 1: Undertake SWOT analysis for Industry - Institute Partnership in the TVET system
  • Group Work 2: Develop strategies for enhancing industry-institution partnership system in the TVET sector
  • Group Work 3: Identify skills for youth employability in the TVET sector
  • Group Work 4: Preparation of Action Plan for building industry-institute linkages in the TVET system

Instructional Strategies

To facilitate productive and interactive learning, the following instructional strategies will be utilized to effectively train the participants:

  • Project, assignments and exercises
  • Online Learning and offline learning
  • Use OnCOURSE learning management system to develop lectures, test items, computer sessions and experience sharing
  • Hands on practice on digital tools for teaching and learning
  • Evaluation of program through OnCOURSE system

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. Abdul Ghani Rajput ([email protected]) is currently working as a Faculty Specialist in CPSC. He is a visionary TEVT expert with more than 12 years diversified experience in making TEVT/HRD policies, institutional framework and implementation of skills development plans with local and international organizations. He has developed a training manual on Industrial Revolution 4.0 in TVET sector as well as manual on Instructional Design for E-Learning Courses. He is a certified Competency-Based Training and Assessment Trainer and Vocational Counselor. His expertise include Capacity Development of TVET Stakeholders, Employers Engagement and Project Management.

He was the Director (MIS) of Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) and worked as a Focal Person for TVET Sector Support Program, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Pakistan. He has been playing key roles in policy and institutional development with NAVTTC and training providers for making TEVT demand led. He has been interacting with various local & international organizations including ILO, World Bank, GIZ, British Council, MTC International USA, Skills International and City & Guilds, UK etc. He has transformed existing supply-based system to demand-driven through Competency-Based Training (CBT) at STEVTA. He presented a paper on "Curriculum Delivery in line Industrial Revolution 4.0" as keynote speaker in 3rd International Conference and 17th National Conference of PACUIT - Leading the 21st Century Generation towards a Globalized Industrial Technology on 25 April 2019, Manila Philippines.

He served as a Technical Advisor, Human Resource Development for the GIZ TVET Sector Support Program for five years. He was responsible for supporting the relevant training providers and enterprises in the selected sector to establish a coordination framework for planning and delivering training under the framework of the National Qualifications Framework (NVQF). He has been playing a key role in the implementation of training for principals, teachers, instructors, assessors and certification of Sindh Trade Testing Board (TTB).

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.