July 24-28, 2021
21-22/ICPMMR (Online In-Country Program)
This training program is primarily meant for the capacity building of 30-35 practicing TVET and Industry Managers and teachers/Instructors working in the field of TVET development in Myanmar.
Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DTVET), Ministry of Education, Myanmar


The symbiotic relationship between TVET Institution and workplaces in the industrial workplaces and business concerns have been of paramount importance for quality in TVET and provision of relevantly skilled manpower for the world of work. The divide between the industries/workplace requirements and what we provide at our TVET institutions has always been haunting policy makers of both the education sector and relevant economic sectors alike. The supply oriented TVET system with disregard to needs, wants and aspiration of the workplaces and industries has resulted in more joblessness, huge need for training and development intervention before assigning potential skilled workers to stations with productive outputs. The employers and industrial organizations have constantly been complaining about the irrelevance and insufficient competency of TVET graduates for the proposed job positions at their respective workplaces. Since TVET Institutions , skilled workers , industries and workers are equal disadvantage in scenario of high level irrelevance therefore policy makers of TVET systems have considered it vital to make TVET demand through involvement of the relevant industries, employer associations and other relevant stakeholders in the design of academic qualifications and courses at the stage of its development, to implementation of the academic programs to assessment and job placement of the candidate. Weaving employers point of view at all stages of academic interventions will ensure, to an extent, potential workers are groomed with the right kind of skills and attitude that is needed at the prospective workplaces.

The develop a strong and dynamic bonding between the TVET Institutions and employers several form of collaborative efforts have been devised and practiced to integrate their demands/ inputs of the employers in the academic programs design , implementation and assessment. One of major step is the shift of training philosophy from traditional content based, time bound approach to competency based (CBT) training which by default involve employers/ industry input in the training continuum. The curriculum design through DACCUM process, the dual training systems, apprenticeship and teaching factory and cooperative Vocational training forms etc. are some of the popular modes where employers are comprehensively involved at different stages in the development of potential skilled workers. TVET institutions of some countries have established specialized offices for establishing linkages with industrial partners. The Institute Management Committees (IMCs) with representation from industries, visit to industries, industrial attachments, on-the- job training, guest lectures from industries, skill competitions, job fairs and offering academic qualifications through cooperative vocational training is a list of few modes of continuous collaboration with the industries for enhanced employability of the students and lesser cost of gap training for the potential skilled workers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has totally changed the economic scenario, dynamics of work in the industrial arenas and the type of partnership and its fine tuning between institute and industry on skill development has become a more challenging and creative process which require more innovative approaches for collaboration between TVET Institutions and Industries for sustaining the supply of the relevantly skilled workforce to the labor market. This is vital for sustaining and promoting faster industrial, economic growth and averting recessive trends in the growth.

CPSC, as an inter-governmental organization for the development of TVET in the Asia and the Pacific Region organizes an online In Country- Program on Industry – Institution- Partnership for achieving quality in TVET on the request extended by the Government of Myanmar. This will contribute to the raising of awareness for provision on frameworks, modalities and systems that will turn Industry - Institute partnership into a live and dynamic process in order to achieve high level of relevance for TVET programs and quality in the systems. This program on Industry- Institute partnerships will strengthen capacity of TVET system of Myanmar and their TVET personnel from different precincts of the TVET systems to contribute to enhancement of their understanding and furthering their competencies to better manage Industry- Institution partnership to achieve higher level relevance and quality of the skill acquired during different TVET programs.


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

  • Understand the principles, challenges and 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 the national and international practices;
  • Prepare an action plan to have a special vision for Industry - Institute Partnership in the TVET system of Myanmar

Expected Outcomes and Outputs

The expected outcomes of the program are to:

  • Effective Industry – Institute Partnership based on learning from 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 program are:

Theme Papers (online)

  • Special Lecture: Post COVID-19 Scenario for Industry Institute Partnership.
  • Theme Paper 1: From linkages to Industry-Institution Partnerships in TVET System: Concepts and Principles
  • Theme Paper 2: Innovative Models and Approaches in TVET Industry - Institute Partnership
  • Theme Paper 3: Dual Training System: Concept, Benefits, and Challenges
  • Theme Paper4: Industry-Institution linkages in TVET system of Myanmar
  • Theme Paper 5: I-I Partnership in Curriculum development and Training programs
  • Theme paper 6: Action Planning for Institute-Industry Partnership for quality TVET

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 Responsibilities of Institute Management Committee for I-I linkages
  • Group Work 4: Identify the Characteristics of the Best I-I partnership model that suits the Myanmar Context
  • Group Work 5: Preparation of Action Plan for building industry-institute Partnerships 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 (CPSC) 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 Supervisor (DTVET, MOST)
Dr. Nay Myo Tun has served as Deputy Director General at the Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DTVET) since April 2017. Supporting the Director General in overseeing DTVET’s increasingly complex work in advancing the reforms of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Myanmar. Prior to assuming this role, he acted as a Director and Head of Technical Promotion Training Center (TPTC-Baelin) and he played a leading role for conducting the training programs on Leadership and Management for Principals of TVET institutions, and Teaching Methods and Capacity Building Trainings for TVET teachers and trainers. His 22 years of working experience as the Government official include service as Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Professor and Head of Department in Mechanical Engineering, and Pro-Rector of Technological University. He received his Ph.D degree in Technological Mechanics and Equipment at Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia. And, he had already completed eight-month training program on “International Leadership Training for TVET Professionals” in Germany.

As the Deputy Director General of DTVET, he is currently responsible for the TVET sector development in Myanmar, which is a key component of 2016-2021 National Education Strategic Plan (NESP), being underpinned by the targets of Sustainable Development Goals for Education (SDG-4). Through the vision and objectives of the NESP, the aim is to promote high quality TVET that responds to labour market needs, and to deliver the program through an appropriate harmonized system along with the improved TVET governance. Those activities are needed in order for increasing employment, poverty reduction and sustainable economic growth in Myanmar so as to be in line with 2018-2030 Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP). For the purpose of this, DTVET is undertaking to focus on every citizen to gain access to education, to get employment opportunity and to raise income of citizens. Through his position in DTVET and involvement in sitting on various TVET-related committees and task forces, he plays a key role in promoting strengthened cooperation between public and private sectors in Myanmar, as well as development of TVET Education to more effectively meet the needs of the world of work alongside Myanmar’s Economic Transformation.

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Dr. Hazrat Hussain ([email protected]) is a former CPSC faculty consultant and is currently working as a Principal of the Government Technical Training College, Hayatabad Peshawar, Pakistan. He is a visionary TEVT expert with more than 28 years diversified experience in making TEVT/HRD policies, institutional framework and implementation of skills development plans with local and international organizations. He has coordinated and delivered numerous programs on various topics related to TVET system management and leadership in almost all SAARC countries and countries of the Asia Pacific region.

He is a certified Competency-Based Training and Assessment Trainer and assessor and is Certified APACC Accreditor. His expertise include TVET Policy development, Capacity Development of TVET Stakeholders, Employers Engagement, Accreditation, Quality assurance, Entrepreneurship and Competency based training and assessment. For this ICP Dr. Hazrat will act as main resource persons.

Local Coordinator
Dr. Maw Maw Tun ([email protected]) is a Deputy Director of the Human Resources Development Section under the Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DTVET), Myanmar Ministry of Science and Technology. He graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mandalay Technological University, Myanmar. He earned his Ph.D. in Energy Engineering from VSB-Technological University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Further, he also gained his online Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Administration and Management from London College of Teachers.

For several years, he has served as a teacher in Technological Universities under the Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Education in Myanmar. He has worked as a principal at Government Technical High Schools in Baelin and Mawlamyine, Myanmar, as well.

As a Deputy Director of Human Resources Development Section under DTVET, he has cooperated as a coordinator with development partners such as GIZ, JICA and EU for the strengthening and promotion of Myanmar TVET programs. Currently, He has been implementing the national accreditation processes for the Government Technical Institutes under DTVET. And, he has contributed various published articles and conference papers related to energy engineering, waste management and TVET. Regarding this ICP, Dr. Maw Maw Tun will act as a local coordinator.

Local Resource Person
Dr. Myo Min Thant is currently working as the Principal of the Government Technical Institute (ShwePyiThar) which is operating under the DTVET, Ministry of Science and Technology in Yangon Region, Myanmar. He earned his bachelor degree, Master degree and Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mandalay Technological University. He has about 11-year experience in TVET. He participated in Quality Toolbox program provided by GIZ-RECOTVET and developing Vocational Education School Quality Assurance Standard Framework (VE-SQASF) for TVET Schools under DTVET by Myanmar Education Quality Improvement Program (My-EQIP). His institute is currently offering competency based modular short course trainings depending on industries’ needs.

He has Certificate of Achievement - E-learning course on Management of Vocational Training Centers, 18 May - 17 July 2020, ITCILO eCampus.