Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VTET) in Southeast Asia
by Mr Noorhaizamdin Abdullah Deputy Director for Programme and Development Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat IBERO-AMERICAN SEMINAR ON VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION Lima, Peru I 23-24 April 2012
Brief Introduction to SEAMEO
Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VTET): Aligning Workforce and Economic Development Skills Development for Employability
Initiatives of SEAMEO on Vocational and Technical Education and Training
Emerging Trends and Issues on Vocational and Technical Education in Southeast Asia
Take Away Messages
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Leading through Learning
The Purpose of SEAMEO SEAMEO is a chartered international and intergovernmental organization established in 1965 to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in Southeast Asia. • • •
Establishes network and partnerships Provides intellectual forums for policy makers and experts Promotes sustainable human resource development
Develops and nurtures the capacities of teachers and school managers in Southeast Asia through 20 SEAMEO specialist institutions
11 SEAMEO Member Countries Indonesia (1965) Lao PDR (1965) Malaysia (1965) Philippines (1965) Singapore (1965) Thailand (1965) Cambodia (1971) Brunei Darussalam (1984) Vietnam (1992) Myanmar (1998) Timor-Leste (2006)
7 SEAMEO Associate Members Australia (1973) France (1973) New Zealand (1974) Canada (1988) Germany (1990) Netherlands (1993) Spain (2007)
3 SEAMEO Affiliate Members International Council for Open and Distance Education (1999) Tsukuba University (2009) The British Council (2010)
20 SEAMEO Regional Centres Lifelong Learning
Innovative Education and Technology
History and Tradition
Public Health, Hospital Administration and Occupational Health
Secretariat & Headquarters Tropical Medicine TROPMED Network Office
Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture
Archaeology and Fine Arts Education Management
Science and Mathematics Education Special Education Vocational and Technical Education Microbiology, Parasitology and Entomology Language Education
Language Education Food and Nutrition
Open Learning/ Distance Education
Tropical Biology Science Education Mathematics Education
Vision: As the Leading Centre of Excellence in Vocational and Technical Education and Training in Southeast Asia
Mission: We are committed to assist in strengthening the VTET systems of SEAMEO Member Countries by enhancing their capabilities through networks and partnerships, in the areas of training, research and development, and information services
Aligning Workforce Development and Economic Development 1960s-70s
Globalized and Diversified Economy
Adapted from “A Transformation VocationalEducation Technical Education – The Development Way Forward” VocationalinTechnical and Economic presented by Dr Law Song Seng during the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference, January 2011, Brunei Darussalam
- The Singapore Experience
Vocational and Technical Education and Training: Skills Development for Employability National Plans
Adapted from “A Transformation in Vocational Technical Education – The Way Forward” presented by Dr Law Song Seng during the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference, January 2011, Brunei Darussalam
Initiatives of SEAMEO on Vocational and Technical Education and Training 1. Training Services 2. Research and Development
3. Information services and publications
Factors Affecting Trends and Issues in VTET in Southeast Asia 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Government climate Physical environment Human capital Social climate Economic status
Trends and Issues in VTET in Southeast Asia
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
ICT in Education Relevancy of Curriculum Articulation and Assessment Research and Development Access and Equality Management and Quality Assurance
Take Away Messages 1.
Aligning education systems with economic development: There is no single policy or practice that fits all contexts and countries.
Changing public perception and image of VTET
Building a close partnership with industry: Offer balanced and right curriculum to students
The journey towards organizational excellence is important.
If students do not learn the way we teach, then let us teach the way they learn.
Thank you very much. [email protected]
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