November 28 to December 2, 2022
National TVET Trainers Academy, TESDA
TESDA Training Supervisors


The TVET institutions in the 21st century is operating in an environment that requires top management to possess good combination of hard TVET skills, exceptional leadership qualities and amiable interpersonal attitudes for the success of the TVET programs today. They have to deal with tremendous pressure and numerous responsibilities every day of their professional lives. Thus, they need to be efficient in managing multiple operations and should have attention to details at the same time.

In order to be competitive in this century, one of the perceived bottlenecks in effecting change in TVET institutions relates to the lack of change leaders and a lack of capacity to develop a vision and implement change. Transformative leaders need to have a clear vision, a sound thematic knowledge base and have the skills to drive change.

TVET institutes management is an approach to managing TVET institutions aiming to produce competent and confidence graduates and maximize the employment rate. To be competitive, it is very important to integrate 21st Century Skills and Industrial Revolution 4.0 in to the TVET education system. 21st century skills comprise skills, abilities, and learning dispositions that have been identified as being required for success in 21st century society and workplaces by educators, business leaders, academics, and governmental agencies. Fourth Industrial Revolution set a new momentum to training and development sector. The revolution brings new exciting opportunities and solutions to global challenges such as automation of industrialization. It will also produce new jobs that have yet to be invented. Thus governments, educators and policy maker alike must ask the questions about how they can prepare present and future TVET to thrive in this digital world. Technical and Vocational Education & Training in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (TVET 4.0) is a complex, dialectical and exciting opportunity which can potentially transform society for the better. This will necessarily require much more interdisciplinary teaching, research and innovation in TVET.

This program aims to equip the TESDA Training supervisors with modern tools, techniques, and approaches of effective TVET institutions management. The ultimate goal of TVET program is to provide maximum employment to the TVET graduates, this can only be possible with effective TVET institute management and quality education.


Generally, at the end of the program, the participants are expected to enhance their supervisory competencies and be able to:

  1. Supervise implementation of quality standards and procedures
  2. Facilitate the promotion of programs and services

Specifically at the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  1. Equip knowledge and skills to adapt appropriate strategies in managing TVET and formulate actionable plans to enhance TVET systems and processes in their institution
  2. Promote technical cooperation among TVET institutions on the different programs related to Industry Revolutions 4.0
  3. Identify the challenges encountered in each TVET institution in terms of management and leadership as they adapt the IR 4.0

Main Contents

The delivery of the program design follows a spiral learning approach, begins with an overview of core concepts to be followed by progressively deeper application of the concepts and finally, a self-directed learning approach through action planning.

The main contents of the program are:


  • Presentation 1: Popularizing TVET: Concepts, Strategies and Mechanisms
  • Presentation 2: TVET Institutes Management for the Global Competitiveness
  • Presentation 3: Application of ICT and Digital Skills in Institutional Management and Teaching
  • Presentation 4: CBT Curriculum Approach in TVET
  • Presentation 5: CBT and Assessment System in TVET
  • Presentation 6: Developing ICT Tool or Mobile App for Teaching and Learning
  • Presentation 7: Enhancing Employability of Youth for Global Citizenship
  • Presentation 8: Developing a Curriculum Structure Integrating 21st Century Skills and IR 4.0
  • Presentation 9: National Skills Information System, its Application & Benefits
  • Presentation 10: Digitization in MIS and M&E
  • Presentation 11: Leadership in Managing Change through PDCA in TVET

Expected Outcome

  • Manage TVET institutions effectively and efficiently with 21st century management competencies

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
  • Brain teasers and mind relaxing games
  • Questions and answers

Program Management

Program Supervisor Prof. G. L. D. Wickramasinghe ([email protected]) is the first Sri Lankan and the 12th Director General of CPSC. He is also the concurrent President of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC).

Prior to his appointment as the Director General, he was a professor at the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since 2015. Here also held key administrative posts during his career: as a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Vocational Technology (2016-2019), former Chairman of the Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) of the University of Moratuwa (2015-2016), and former head of the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology (2009-2012).

He also served as the Chairman of Alethea International School (2017-2021), an independent non-executive Director of Orit Apparels Lanka Ltd. (2014-2016), and Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (2010-2015). He also served as the Director of Technical and Quality Assurance of Brandix Textiles Ltd (2013-2014). He also served as chairman and member of various public sector strategic and technical committees.

He also published over 60 research publications on topics related to textile engineering and educational management, of which over 30 are international refereed journal publications.

He was honored with 18 national and international awards including Emerald Literary Award (2018), President's Award for Scientific Publications (2017), and NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication (2016, 2011). The World Education Congress also honored him with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in “Sri Lanka Education Leadership Awards” in 2018.

Prof. Wickramasinghe is a graduate of a Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering from the University of Moratuwa in 1993 by which he obtained first class honors. He finished his PhD at the University of Manchester in 2003. He also obtained a PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching, the University of Arts London, UK in 2006 and an MBA in the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2008.

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Engr. Dr. Mian Khuram Ahsan ([email protected]) is the current senior faculty specialist of the Colombo Plan Staff College. His specialization is on electrical engineering, works budget and execution, tendering, monitoring, and evaluation, database management, risk analysis, business development management, consultancy, and public administration management.

Prior to CPSC, he was the Deputy Director at NAVTTC headquarters in Islamabad, Pakistan. Some of his professional experience include working as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at GCT Nowshera, Director for Coordination and IT and Principal Staff Officer at KP-TEVTA, Chief Research and Development (R&D) and Deputy Director for Training at TE and MT Directorate. He also served as Electrical Engineer in Hydro Tech (PVT) Ltd. In Malakand III, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan as well as being a consultant of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan.

Among his teaching experiences include his being an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at GCT Nowshera, Director for Coordination and IT and Principal Staff Officer at KP-TEVTA, Chief Research and Development (R&D) and Deputy Director for Training at TE and MT Directorate. He also served as Electrical Engineer in Hydro Tech (PVT) Ltd. In Malakand III, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and as a Consultant of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan.

Dr. Ahsan finished his Ph.D. in Power Electronics and Power Drives last 2019 in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Zhenjiang Jiangsu University in China, his Master of Project Management last 2014 in ABASYN University, Peshawar Pakistan and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree in Peshawar College of Engineering at N.W.F.P. University of Engineering and Technology also in Peshawar Pakistan.

Resource Person Dr. Kesavan Ulaganathen ([email protected]) is presently the Govening Board-Engaged Faculty Consultant in the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC). His academic expertise is on optical communication, industrial engineering and instrumentation, satellite communication, wireless communication, computer aided design for electronic design, semiconductor technology, digital communication, RF and Microwave technology.

He has an extensive teaching experience in higher technical education having been a lecturer at Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Polytechnic (POLISAS), Kuantan, Pahang from 1999-2003; and as lecturer and training officer at Sultan Azlan Shah Polytechnic (PSAS), Tanjung Malim, Perak from 2005-2008. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer at Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Polytechnic (POLISAS) from 2009-2016. He was also posted as Head of Department for Mathematical, Science and Computer at Polytechnic Sandakan Sabah, at East Malaysia at Borneo Island from 2017-2021.

He has handled administrative roles as Department Head and member of operations and management which include budgeting, logistic, procurement, career counseling, risk management, and staff social and welfare. Dr. Kesavan has been in charge and has successfully facilitated relevant management matters such as training and development, compensation matters and employee motivation and reward.

Resource Person Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput ([email protected]) is currently working as an E-learning Developer, UNEP. He was a former Faculty Specialist in CPSC from 2019-2021. He is an experienced and visionary TEVT expert with more than 12 years diversified experience in implementing TEVT/HRD policies, vocational qualification framework, capacity development of TVET trainers, research in TVET and implementation of skills development plans with local and international organizations. He is a board member of Asia Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training (AASVET). He is a certified international APACC accreditor. He is a certified Competency-Based Training and Assessment Trainer and Vocational Counselor. His expertise includes Capacity Development of TVET Stakeholders, Employers Engagement, TVET research and Project Management. He published a first ever training manual on Industrial Revolution 4.0 for the TVET sector to build the capacity of TVET stakeholders. He has worked with various local & international organizations including ILO, World Bank, GIZ, British Council, MTC International USA, Skills International and City & Guilds, UK etc.

He has participated and delivered paper presentations in a number of international conferences, meetings, symposia, seminars and workshops on TVET in Asia and Europe region. He has also authored of different books such as Data Processing Assistant, Electronic Technician and IT in TVET published by Urdu Science Board, Pakistan and co-authored about different theme papers on various areas of TVET, such as digitized TVET M&E, Greening TVET, readiness of IR4.0 for TVET, and role of virtual communities in TVET.

Mr. Rajput is a Professional Engineer of Pakistan Engineering Council and earned his MSc in Information System Engineering from the University of Twente, Netherlands (2009-2011). He studied Master of Engineering in Communication Systems Networks from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan (2005-2007) and his bachelor in Computer System Engineering (1999-2002) from Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan.

Engr. Rajput is a Professional Engineer of Pakistan Engineering Council and earned his MSc in Information System Engineering from the University of Twente, Netherlands (2009-2011). He studied Master of Engineering in Communication Systems Networks from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan (2005-2007), and his bachelor in Computer System Engineering (1999-2002) from Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan.

Resource Person Prof. Romulita C. Alto, EdD ([email protected]) is a CPSC Project-Based Faculty Consultant, Accreditor of APACC and Research Consultant of the Technological Institute of the Philippines. She has been associated with CPSC since year 1992 in various capacities. From 1992-1994, she was a Research Associate. From year 1997 to 2001, she was engaged in CPSC as Governing Board engaged Core Faculty Consultant and Chairperson of Consultancy and Marketing Division and Research and Development Division. Dr. Alto is the lead author of CPSC’s best-selling book – the Research in TVET Made Easy and was the lead reviewer of the APACC documents in year 2013 – 2014.

She was also able to handle several high-profile assignments and projects in ADB, JICA, being an educator and international consultant for 57 years now. Dr. Alto earned her Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration in 1984, Master’s Degree in Teaching Chemistry in 1970, and Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics and Bachelor of Science in Education in 1961 all from the University of the Philippines. In addition, as an educator, Dr. Alto was a recipient of some awards in recognition of her outstanding performance such as the Outstanding Public School Teacher of the City of Manila in 1971, the Most Outstanding Natural Science Teacher of the Year in 1972, and the Outstanding Faculty of the Technological University of the Philippines in 2005. Among the scholarship grants she enjoyed are a Shell Philippines Chemistry Scholarship at the University of the Philippines; CDG-Gesellshaft scholarship at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand on Remote Sensing Technology and Environmental Resources Management; Asia Foundation Scholarship on the Teaching of CBA Chemistry at the Ateneo University; and Teaching of Chemistry at RECSAM in Penang Malaysia to name a few.

Resource Person Mr. Muhammad Yasir is currently the Deputy Director of the Skill Standard and Curriculum at the National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) in Islamabad, Pakistan. As Deputy Director, he oversees in the project development, appraisal execution, and monitoring and evaluation of projects of the Scientific, Industrial & Technical Education. He also develops lesson plans for training programs, responsible for the formulation of the Qualification Development Committee, Occupational Profiling and Job Market analysis of TVET qualification, and development of National Competency Standards.

Mr. Yasir has been conducting projects under NAVTTC from 2018 up to the present including the implementation of the TVET Sector Support Program (TSSP) which was being funded by the European Union Technical, development of the Prime Minister’s Special Package “Skills for All” Strategy as Catalyst for TVET Sector Development, Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Program Phase IV. He has also been managing the establishment of the NAVTTC E-Learning Campus (Learning Management System) for online training in COVID-19.

Prior to his stint at NAVTTC, he was a Scientific Officer at the National Physical and Standard Laboratory, Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan from 2010 to 2018 and Scientific Officer at the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in Lahore, Pakistan in 2010.

Mr. Yasir completed his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy Development) in Comsats University, Islamabad Pakistan and his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics at the University of Peshawar in Pakistan.

Resource Person Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of IT and CS, Pak-Austria Fachhochochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Haripur, KPK, Pakistan. Prior to this, he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at FAST School of Computing, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Dr. Khan finished his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), his Master’s Degree in Digital Communications Networks in the London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, and his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Peshawar, in Pakistan.

Resource Person Mr. Syed Sabahat Ali Shah is an IT professional with 18 years of management and application development experience. He has been involved with analysis and development of e-Government projects, Skill Labour Market System, MIS, M&E and integration between government departments.

He is currently a Technical Advisor for MIS under the TVET Reform Support Programme of the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) in Pakistan. As Technical Advisor, he designs, monitors, develops and analyzes Digital systems for TVET programs, update digital solutions, supervises digital security systems, and conducts market analysts for skills in demand. He has developed the National Skill Information Database (SIS – Component of LMIS), NVQF Registry Decision Support System, and M&E Tool, State of the Art Datacenters for data processing of digitized solutions, and he National Skill Labour Market Information System among others.

Mr. Sabahat finished his Master’s Degree in Computer Science at Iqra University, in Karachi, and his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electronics at Edwardes College in Peshawar, Pakistan.