January 29,2024 - February 2, 2024
Suratthani Polytechnic College, Suratthani, Thailand
Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and
Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC),
Ministry of Education, Thailand


The past several decades have witnessed extraordinary technological advancements driven by globalization and regional progress. These rapid environmental shifts have led to profound transformations, significantly impacting the management of organizations overall, with a particular emphasis on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The landscape of organizations and management is evolving rapidly, necessitating that TVET adapt a modern strategic perspective to remain at the forefront of global challenges. To remain relevant and effective, TVET must align itself with current and forthcoming trends, issues, and challenges. This requires a concerted effort to identify present trends, draw lessons from past experiences, and strategically plan for the future based on past and present findings. One of the primary challenges facing TVET is its alignment with sustainable development and the transition to the next phase of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The United Nations’ call to integrate sustainable development into educational policies and plans at all levels highlights the pivotal role of TVET skills in economic development and labor market inclusion. This recognition is reflected in Thailand’s various national initiatives and efforts to engage with industries for value innovations and sustainable development. The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), underscores the global commitment to eradicating poverty, combating inequality and injustice, and addressing climate change by 2030.

TVET, crucial to sustainable development, plays a predominant role in providing quality-assured education and training in most developing countries. However, any TVET reform initiative must prioritize not only quantitative expansion but also qualitative improvement. This necessitates the establishment of new occupational standards and curricula, modern training equipment, updated training materials, and competent instructors, all of which demand increased resources. The imperative of greening TVET arises from Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC), and Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC), Ministry of Education, Thailand 11 the urgency of addressing global warming and mitigating the effects of climate change. TVET must evolve to offer sustainable programs thatcontribute effectively to the SDGs. The concept of “greening” TVET is central to ESD, aiming to prepare individuals to create a clean, green, healthy, and prosperous environment for future generations.

The transition to a “green economy” and the increasing emphasis on climate change in international discourse necessitates a shift towards interdisciplinary teaching, research, and innovation within TVET. Policy and implementation in TVET must prioritize sustainable practices that minimize environmental impact while meeting labor market demands. TVET is poised to be a vital player in sustainable development, as reflected in Thailand’s National Development Plan and the Green Policy Paper. It not only imparts technical skills but also fosters awareness and education about generating green jobs. This transformation requires a re-evaluation of program offerings to align with emerging “green jobs.” TVET’s distinctive role in sustainable development arises from its production and consumption of resources and its influence on future workers’ attitudes towards sustainability. It is imperative to promote sustainable development initiatives and strategies, as demonstrated by initiatives of the Ministry of Human Resources and Education in Thailand.

CPSC, through programs like the regional and in-country program on ‘Greening TVET for Sustainable Development’, plays a crucial role in advancing this agenda. By providing resources, ideas, and strategies, such a program empowers those involved in training and development to meet the learning needs of today and the future, ultimately contributing to sustainable development. CPSC, as an inter-governmental organization, and OVEC, as a leader in TVET in Thailand, aim to support the UN agenda through programs for sustainable development. These initiatives raise awareness and provide the necessary skills and values to implement sustainable development in TVET systems. They also support administrators in adopting climate-friendly operations and pedagogical approaches that promote environmental sustainability.


The overall objective of the Greening TVET for Sustainable Development training program is to maintain a green society through TVET professionals by empowering students with green knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The specific objectives of the program are to effectively and efficiently analyze emerging trends and challenges in greening TVET for sustainable development for the benefit of future generations.

The participants are expected to:

  • Understand the concept of greening TVET and green skills development;
  • Apply the five-pillar strategy of greening TVET;
  • Develop an action plan for the implementation of the five-pillar strategy of greening TVET;
  • Develop competencies on greening TVET;
  • Appraise strategies and identify the tools and techniques in integrating sustainability aspects into greening TVET in the Thailand;
  • Design suitable approaches and models incorporating the concepts of the greening of TVET Institutions, green TVET curriculum, and green productions and consumptions;
  • Prepare an action-based development plan for integrating sustainable development into the greening TVET system, andinto and
  • Contribute to sustainable development through greening TVET.

Expected Outputs and Outcomes

The expected outputs of the program are as follows:

  • SWOT analysis of the green TVET institute environment.
  • PESTEL analysis of the various factors influencing campus greening for sustainable development and insights of their impact on achieving sustainability goals.
  • Comparative analysis of integrated green skills curricula of developed countries.
  • Outline of specific elements and areas of existing curriculum that can be integrated with green skills.
  • Action plan for the adaption and implementation of integrated green skills curriculum within the TVET institute.

The participants appreciate the use of SWOT and PESTEL analyses in determining the issues and challenges of greening campuses for sustainable development. Understands the importance and concepts of greening TVET for sustainable development in the TVET institute.

Program Contents

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

Theme papers and presentations on the following:

  • Special Lecture: Greening TVET as an SDG 2030 Strategy: Current Concepts, Practices, and Future Agenda
  • Theme Paper 1: Importance of Green Skills in Sustainable Development
  • Theme Paper 2: Strategies and Practical Approaches for Greening Campuses
  • Theme Paper 3: Integrating Green Skills in the TVET Curriculum
  • Theme Paper 4: TVET Digitization for Global Competitiveness
  • Theme Paper 5: The Future of TVET with IR 4.0 to TVET 4.0
  • Theme Paper 6: Best Practices of Greening TVET in the Global Context

Workshops & Activities

  • Workshop 1: Conduct a SWOT Analysis of the Green TVET Institute Environment
  • Workshop 2: Identification of Major Issues and Challenges in Greening Campuses for Sustainable Development through PESTEL Analysis
  • Workshop 3: Prepare an action plan for the Integration of Green Skills in the TVET institute.

National Seminar on “Greening Skills for Sustainable Development”

  • Session 1: The Role of Education in Fostering Green Mindsets and Skills
  • Session 2: Circular Economy: Redefining Resource Efficiency
  • Session 3: Green Tech Startups: Catalyzing Innovation for a Sustainable Future
  • Session 4: Renewable Energy Transition: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Session 5: Smart Cities: Integrating Sustainability into Urban Planning
  • Session 5: Open Forum

Participants' Profile

The in-country program is designed for college directors, deputy college directors, assistant college directors, administrators, teachers, instructors, lecturers, and educational persons related to TVET Authority in one way or another.

Date and Venue

The five-day meeting and workshop shall be held from January 29 to February 2, 2024, at the Suratthani Polytechnic College, Suratthani, Thailand.

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

Instructional Strategies

To achieve the intended outcome, the following strategies will be adopted during the training program:

  • Blended learning includes face-to-face (F2F) and special lectures, video presentations, and interactive web-based teaching and learning systems.
  • Web-based teaching and learning system
  • Computer hands-on experience
  • Practice sessions
  • Individual or group tasks and discussions
  • Field/Study visits
  • Group tasks and discussions
  • Presentations and experience sharing
  • Icebreakers and mind-relaxing games
  • Project work and presentations

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 Mr. Yodsapol Venukoses
Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC)
Ministry of Education
Ratchadamnoen Nok Rd., Dusit Dist
Bangkok 10300, Thailand

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 Local Coordinator Mr. Laksasak Yangsaman
Policy and Planning Analyst
Bureau of Policy and Planning
Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC)
Ministry of Education.
Ratchadamnoen Nok Rd., Dusit Dist.
Bangkok 10300, Thailand
Email: [email protected]

Local Resource Persons Dr. Rangsan Thepmondhri
Policy and Strategy Division
Bureau of Policy and Planning
Office of the Vocational Education Commission
Ministry of Education
Ratchadamnoen Nok Rd., Dusit Dist.
Bangkok 10300, Thailand
Email: [email protected]

Local Resource Person Dr. Patcharavadee Thongprim
Special instructor
Faculty of Management Sciences
Suratthani Rajabhat University
272 Amphoe Mueang Surat Thani,
Suratthani 84000, Thailand
Email: [email protected]

Resource Person Dr. Naranun Khammanee
Major of Natural Resource and Environment
Faculty of Science and Technology
Suratthani Rajabhat University
272 M.9, Khun Taley, Mueng district, Suratthani province
Email: [email protected]

Program Schedule