21-22/WEB01 (Webinar)
August 18, 2021 | 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 Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji
The webinar targets the participation primarily of leaders and officials from TVET authorities of CPSC member countries, and TVET institutes’ administrators. Other interested individuals may also participate by registering online.


There is a mammoth task ahead of skilling and reskilling people to meet the changing needs of the workplace and economies as they manage the transition towards greater use of technology in almost all industries, and the need to steer economies toward higher productivity and job growth.

Individuals need to adjust to a new world in which job turnover may be more frequent, they may have to transition to new types of employment, and they are likely to need to continually refresh and update their skills to match the needs of a dynamically changing jobs market.

The demand for new skills has become imperative with the increase in technological advancements. It will be essential for employees to deepen their current skillsets and learn new ones. Policy makers will need to show bold leadership to overcome understandable discomfort among citizens about the perceived threat to their jobs as automation increases in all industries.

All stakeholders in the economy - policy makers, educational institutions, companies, will need to make a substantial effort to manage the need for more retraining, job matching, and mobility programs.

However, the good news is that workers have been adapting to different skillsets since the Industrial Revolution and with the provision of relevant training programmes, they will be empowered to move into this new era. People will grow when given a chance. It is crucial to look at how training can align with the goals they would like to achieve along with links to job opportunities.

Leadership from the TVET sector will be the underpinning of these changes. This webinar will therefore focus on how the TVET sector can play a key role in workforce planning for the sector through Teacher Profiling.

CPSC has been continuously working with Education Ministers and other decision makers in the TVET sector across the Region to identify key issues which need to be addressed to ensure that workforce training and education is placed to meet emerging skill needs and supply of TVET teachers.

The need for Teacher Profiling is one of those critical needs so there is already some understanding that this is a major first step in the advancement of the TVET sector. This initiative also supports the Framework to better measure the return on investment from TVET across the Region.


The webinar aims to:

  • Provide further information and appreciation on workforce planning
  • Share the importance of teacher profiling in TVET
  • Identify possible institutional data needs and gaps in relation to teacher workforce planning and training
  • Offer feasible and effective solutions to address current and future workforce concerns and needs

Facilities Required

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

  • Minimum 5Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer or Mobile Device with Earphones and Mic
  • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser

Resource Speakers

Ramhari Lamichhane, PhD 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 Fulbright 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.

Christine Bear is the owner and Managing Director of CBA Group, which she founded in early 1993 and has led continuously since then. CBA Group now comprise of CAITO Pte Ltd Singapore & CAITO Ltd (NZ); and CBA Strategic IT Ltd (NZ) & CBA Strategic IT PTY Ltd (Australia).

Christine has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge through a varied and highly successful career. She has had a lifelong focus on improving outcomes for people and businesses. This has been through advancement in education frameworks and practices at Government level and within educational institutions, and for other organizations and businesses through transformation and change initiatives. She has worked with a wide range of organisations on many strategic projects internationally, including global assignments.

Christine has designed and led this work across North America, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central and Southern Europe, The Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.

Christine is a prior New Zealand Regional Winner of Businesswoman of the Year and has several tertiary and post-Graduate qualifications including Master of Management Studies (with Distinction). She was also personally awarded one of ten “Decade Partner Awards” from AUT University when it reached its 10-year anniversary. This Award was for continuous services working closely with the Vice-Chancellor in a mentoring role and working with other senior Executives in the development of the University.

One of Christine’s core abilities is to ‘connect the dots’ and envision new realities where these have not yet been identified or thought of and to translate these through to successful execution. This attribute has been a driving force in the establishment and development of her Artificial Intelligence business, CAITO. As an early adopter of Cognitive AI – which is the ability of technology to read, learn and understand natural language, Christine recognised that there was the potential for these technologies to change the world for the better. She is now sure of this and is working to achieve this through CAITO.