In its continued mission to provide TVET knowledge and training despite the present circumstances, an online regional program about innovation in TVET Management was held on March 22-26, 2021. Overall, 71 TVET administrators, experts and teachers participated in the five-day program.

The online regional program is motivated by the challenges and opportunities facing in TVET from major global disruption to the economy, society and sustainability. These include the combined effects of digitalization, global pandemics and climate change. These phenomena are interconnected to each other and disrupting work and life as well as ability to respond to future skills needs. Therefore, there are merits to introducing innovation in TVET management. It helps to transform and innovate the economy. In addition to this, the use of innovative approaches is to improve the quality of TVET, as well as identifying the main barriers for innovation in TVET.

Managing this program is Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, CPSC Director General. Coordinating the program is Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput, CPSC Faculty Specialist. Contributing as a resource person is Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai, CPSC Faculty Specialist.

Lectures during the program include the following: (1) Innovation in TVET Management to improve quality of TVET; (2) Concept of Innovation in TVET Management; (3) Innovating TVET – A Framework for TVET Institution; (4) Innovate TVET Management Using ICT Tools and (5) Innovate teaching and learning process. The participants also prepared tasks such as SWOT analysis, innovation toolbox and action plans on readiness towards digitization in order to further understand the lessons.

Group picture of the participants

Participants’ Closing Program Response:

“Really grateful and thankful for the online training. We got to know more technological advancement in ICT that can be implemented in the institutional development. We also realized that we are lagging behind compared to other countries. This training has used the technological advancements to upgrade the image of the institutions and all learnings will be effective if everything was implemented."
Ms. Anita Sapkota (Nepal)

“Overall, the program provided a holistic and comprehensive approach on innovation in TVET. The SWOT analysis by Engr. Sanyog gave the participants insights on innovation. I firmly believe that each institutions has own set of issues and the participants will agree that the UNESCO Lab Innovating Framework for Institutions by Eng. Ghani is an eye opener because it incorporates key lessons through the innovation toolbox. This program allows us to gain further awareness on innovation in TVET. This course is highly productive and immensely useful especially in the areas of policy making and innovation."
Mr. Ang Beng Koon (Singapore)

"This training program is timely in the TVET sector since the pandemic disrupted all operations."
Mr. Noel Cuevas (Philippines)