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Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VTET) in Southeast Asia by Mr Noorhaizamdin Abdullah Deputy Director for Programme and Development S...
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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

Presentation Outline

A.

Brief Introduction to SEAMEO

B.

Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VTET):  Aligning Workforce and Economic Development  Skills Development for Employability

C.

Initiatives of SEAMEO on Vocational and Technical Education and Training

D.

Emerging Trends and Issues on Vocational and Technical Education in Southeast Asia

E.

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

Higher Education

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

1980s-90s

2000s

Early Industrialization

Newly-Industrialized Economy

Globalized and Diversified Economy

Factor-Driven Economy

Investment-Driven Economy

Innovation-Driven Economy

Labour Intensive

Capital Intensive

Knowledge Intensive

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

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- The Singapore Experience

Vocational and Technical Education and Training: Skills Development for Employability National Plans

Education

VTE System

Society

Economy

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.

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Changing public perception and image of VTET

3.

Building a close partnership with industry: Offer balanced and right curriculum to students

4.

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] SEAMEO SECRETARIAT 920 Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok 10110 Thailand Telephone: +66 (0) 2391-0144 Facsimile: +66 (0) 2381-2587