Webinar on Role of TVET Schools in Bridging the Gap in Workforce Development

PROGRAM CODE: 19-20/WEB14 (Webinar)
DATE AND TIME: 8 May 2020
9:30am Afghanistan | 10:00am Maldives, Pakistan | 10:30am India, Sri Lanka | 10:45am Nepal | 11:00am Bangladesh, Bhutan | 11:30am Myanmar | 12:00nn Thailand | 1:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji
TARGET GROUP: Teachers, administrators and practitioners of TVET

Webinar Presentation


Background

The role of Technical Vocational Education and Training institutions in bridging the gap in workforce development will be the focus of this online presentation. Worldwide, TVET has been seen as a key driver or game changer to spur human capital development.

As the world keeps changing at a rapid rate, so do the skills requirements in the workplace and society. This change is characterized by innovation cycles, disruptive technologies, digitalization and challenges posed by demographic and global changes.

Confronted with constant economic, technological and social developments, TVET systems and institutions are struggling to anticipate these changing requirements; and to initiate the change processes that are needed to stay connected to global standards and to remain inclusive.

Even the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area or BIMP-EAGA Vision for 2025 highlighted the goal to foster shared culture and heritage and strengthened partnerships among institutions providing technical vocational education and training. To narrow the development gap, BIMP-EAGA envisions for a resilient, inclusive, sustainable and economically competitive region.

According to the UNEVOC TVET Program, TVET leaders need to combine key dimensions to be effective in instituting successful and sustainable change management. These dimensions are vision for change; knowledge for change and skills for change.

The gaps in workforce development may be attributed to a number of factors, such as policies, quality framework and industry engagements. If this must be achieved, TVET institutions must meet the demands of the 21st century workplace for skilled manpower and produce graduates that will be equipped with saleable skills for employment.

This webinar will discuss the concept of workplace training in TVET, concept of workplace-school collaboration; need for workplace-school collaboration and bridging the gap to meet the manpower needs. How do we bridge the gap? This has a ticklish issue, however remains a relevant challenge that we can discuss during the webinar.

The topics for discussion in this webinar will mainly focus on the key roles of TVET in workforce development; gaps or problems of TVET institutions; understanding the framework for TVET and industry partnership; share some best practices in the delivery of quality TVET programs.

Hence, it is in this context that this webinar has been proposed to CPSC for TVET providers from member countries of the organization.



Focus

This webinar on the “Role of TVET Schools in Bridging the Gap in Workforce Development” aims to provide an online training platform for CPSC member country’s participants; specifically, it aims to explain the significant role of TVET institutions in workforce development; to discuss the gaps or problems of TVET schools and to share some best practices in the field of TVET.



Objectives

  • To offer online training to member countries of CPSC
  • To explain the important role of TVET institutions in workforce development
  • To be familiar with the gaps or problems of TVET institutions
  • To discuss the framework of partnership between TVET institutions and industries
  • To share insights on best practices in the delivery quality TVET programs


Facilities Required

To join the webinar, each participant should have the following:

  • Minimum 2Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer or Mobile Device with Earphones and Mic
    • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser
    • Google Account (Gmail) for Hangouts Meet