December 4 - 6, 2023
Dusit Thani Manila, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, and TMP School of Technology Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC),
Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMPTech), & Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation Inc., (TMPF Inc.)


The Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC) has been a pivotal force in bolstering the TVET sector since its inception in 1973. CPSC's enduring commitment to advancing TVET has manifested through a diverse array of capacity-building initiatives, knowledge-sharing endeavors, and collaborations with member countries, international entities, and stakeholders.

Amidst the backdrop of an ever-evolving global landscape characterized by technological advancements, demographic shifts, and environmental imperatives, the impetus for the "Navigating the Future of TVET" program emerges. Recognizing the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR, or Industry 4.0) on industries, CPSC acknowledges the pressing need for a skilled workforce proficient in digital literacy, critical thinking, and adaptability. Against this backdrop, the program's primary objective is to rejuvenate and modernize TVET paradigms to align with emergent technologies and industry requisites, thereby equipping TVET leaders with the aptitude to thrive within an exceptionally dynamic job market. A cornerstone of the program's rationale is its unwavering focus on sustainable development, as the global community grapples with urgent environmental challenges. CPSC underscores the pivotal role of TVET in propagating eco-friendly practices and nurturing green skills. By integrating sustainability principles into TVET disciplines, graduates are poised to contribute to sustainable development and environmental conservation within the region.

Moreover, the profound demographic shifts experienced by CPSC member countries, marked by a significant youth bulge, underscore the program's indispensability. This demographic reality underscores the need for tailored TVET programs that empower the younger generation and channel their potential toward productive and meaningful engagement within the workforce. Thus, the program envisions a collaborative framework between member countries, cultivating an inclusive and diverse TVET ecosystem that cultivates talent and harnesses the demographic dividend.

In tandem with these imperatives, the principles of inclusive development serve as foundational guideposts for the program's objectives. CPSC recognizes that certain segments of society, notably women, marginalized groups, and individuals with disabilities, face formidable barriers to accessing TVET opportunities. To bridge this chasm, CPSC is resolutely committed to promoting gender equality, ensuring equitable access to TVET, and establishing an environment conducive to the participation of historically marginalized communities. Through these endeavors, CPSC seeks to empower individuals and position TVET as a potent vehicle for social mobility and inclusive growth. The global dimensions of the workforce, characterized by globalization and labor mobility, constitute further linchpins within the program's rationale. The interconnectedness of economies and the internationalization of industries underscore the need for TVET graduates armed with transferable skills and a cosmopolitan outlook. To this end, the program underscores the importance of cultivating TVET leaders with a profound understanding of international demands, thereby enhancing their capacity to navigate both domestic and international job markets effectively with high quality assurance in jobs skills demand.

In summation, "Navigating the Future of TVET: Addressing Challenges and Fostering Positive Change" epitomizes CPSC's visionary pursuit to shape the trajectory of TVET within the Asia-Pacific region. By confronting evolving challenges and embracing emerging prospects, CPSC seeks to arm future generations with the skills, knowledge, quality assurance and values requisite to navigate an ever-fluctuating world. Through a symphony of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, the program aspires to drive sustainable progress and development across the region over the ensuing half-century. The envisaged outcome is a workforce characterized by skill, sustainability, and equity – a force that will collectively contribute to a prosperous and enduring future.


The participants are expected to:

  • Develop leadership capabilities among TVET educators to drive innovative reforms and strategic planning and total quality management within institutions and organization.
  • Enhance participants' understanding of global workforce trends, equipping them to prepare graduates for success in both domestic and international job markets.
  • Cultivate TVET leaders who champion green skills and eco-friendly practices, enabling graduates to contribute to sustainable development initiatives.
  • Strengthen TVET institutions through capacity-building, fostering collaborations, and providing exposure to cutting-edge infrastructure for higher-quality education.
  • Drive the evolution of a sustainable and dynamic TVET ecosystem through effective leadership, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Expected Output and Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, distinguish participants are expected to emerge as visionary leaders ready to understand and respond to technological developments and industry demands, in order to create a reinvigorated TVET sector reflecting high quality education, innovation and sustainable practices will be globally competent and leadership focused It is designed to empower graduates to succeed in the domestic and international job market on, enhancing the reputation of the CPSC and the broader TVET environment. In addition, the program aims to train leaders who specialize in green and sustainability skills, encourage environmentally friendly practices, and contribute to environmental creation environmental protection and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond

The expected output of the program are:

  • Understanding of best practices in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs.
  • Establishment of collaboration and networking among participants to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experience
  • Insights into policy changes required to align TVET system with the current industry needs

Program/Conference Strategies

To achieve the objectives set forth, the following strategies will be employed in a consultative manner:

International Conference on “Revolutionizing the Future Workforce: Transformative Pathways of TVET towards 2030”

Presentations on:

  1. Quality Assurance in TVET: Addressing IR 4.0 Challenges
  2. Toyota Production System
  3. Benchmarking Quality Assurance in TVET

Workshops and visit on:

  1. Country Paper Presentation on Best Practices in Enhancing Quality and Relevance of TVET System
  2. Exposure Visits

Participants' Profile

The program participants will be composed of CPSC member country Liaison Officers or TVET Authority Executive Directors or Managing Directors, Education Ministry Secretaries to respective Governments or Divisional Director Generals.

Date and Venue

The three-day regional program shall take place from December 4, 2023, at the Mayuree Grand Ballroom, Dusit Thani Manila, for the international conference, and on December 5-6, 2023, at Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMPTech), San Rosa, Laguna, Philippines, for the regional program sessions.

Facilities Requirements

To conduct the program smoothly, the following facilities are required:

  • Laptop computers (preferably participants to bring their own laptop)
  • Internet Connection (LAN/WAN)
  • Audio and Video Equipment
  • Multimedia Projector and Projection Screen
  • Flipcharts and large papers (for brainstorming activities)
  • Pens/Markers

Program Management and Resource Persons

Program Supervisor Prof. G. L. D. Wickramasinghe
Director General
Colombo Plan Staff College
Bldg. Blk. C, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue
Pasig City 1600, Metro Manila, Philippines
Email: [email protected]

Program Supervisor Dr. David Go
President, Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TMPF)
Vice President, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMPC)
Toyota Special Economic Zone, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Highway
Sta. Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines
Email: [email protected]

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Dr. Kesavan Ulaganathen
Governing Board-Engaged Faculty Consultant
Colombo Plan Staff College
Bldg. Blk. C, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue Pasig City 1600, Metro Manila, Philippines
Email: [email protected]

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Engr. Dr. Mian Khuram Ahsan
Senior Faculty Specialist
Governing Board-Engaged Faculty Consultant
Colombo Plan Staff College
Bldg. Blk. C, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue Pasig City 1600, Metro Manila, Philippines
Email: [email protected]

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Mr. Luis C. Villa
Academic Head
Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology
Toyota Special Economic Zone, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Highway
Sta Rosa City, Laguna
Email: [email protected]

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Mr. Nelson Manglo
Assistant Vice President & Operations Manager
Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation, Inc.
Toyota Special Economic Zone, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Highway
Toyota Special Economic Zone, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Highway
Sta Rosa City, Laguna
Email: [email protected]

Resource Person Prof. Rajesh P. Khambayat
Head, Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Research (DTVER)
National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research, Shamla Hills, Bhopal - 462002
Madhya Pradesh, India
Email: [email protected]

Resource Person Mr. Christopher G. Sevilla
Plant Management 3
Plan Administration Department
Manufacturing Division
Email: [email protected]

Program Schedule