5th High Officials Meeting on SEA-TVET ( 9-10 September 2019 | Brunei Darussalam)
All Southeast Asian countries have positioned Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the mainstream of education systems and setting it as a priority in their education agenda in view of the fact that this type of education plays an important role in the socio-economic development of a nation (Paryono, 2013).
TVET has been identified as one of the seven priority areas of SEAMEO Education Agenda for development in Southeast Asia, which were agreed at the Strategic Dialogue of Education Ministers (SDEM) meeting in September 2014.
In addition, the World Education Forum in 2015 announced the Incheon Declaration and Framework for Action by proposing the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 – emphasizing the importance of TVET education - ‘by 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including, technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.’
The Southeast Asian countries have attempted to promote regional cooperation, harmonisation and internationalisation of TVET education in the region by actively participating in the following TVET High Officials Meeting since 2015.
Since the 1st High Officials on SEA-TVET organised in 2015, various new national and regional initiatives in TVET have been created and co-developed among the Southeast Asian countries, and Development Agencies with the purposes among others are to improve the quality of TVET, to promote partnerships among TVET institutions, to strengthen involvement of industries, to leverage capacity of TVET personnel, to harmonise TVET curriculum among participating countries, and to promote the mobility of skilled workers, teachers and students. Various activities have been organised at all levels of TVET personnel such as policy makers, TVET school/college leaders, researchers, teachers and students.
At the High Official’s Round Table Meeting of the 4th High Officials Meeting on SEA-TVET on 4 September 2018, Philippines, the High Officials proposed the Ministry of Education of Brunei Darussalam to host the 5th High Officials Meeting on SEA-TVET in Brunei Darussalam in 2019.
2. Host Organisations
3. Objectives of the 5th HOM on SEA-TVET
General objectives of the 5th HOM on SEA-TVET are as follows:
4. Meeting Venue and Schedule
|Meeting Venue and Official Hotel:||THE CENTREPOINT HOTEL, Brunei Darussalam
(Address: Abdul Razak Complex, Gadong BE3519 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam)
|Meeting Schedule:||The formal meeting is on 9 and 10 (am) September.The study visit will be arranged on 10 September in the afternoon.|
|Recommended Arrival:||8 September|
|Recommended Departure:||10 September in the afternoon or 11 September|
5. Theme: “Strengthening Efforts towards TVET 4.0”
This theme was selected considering the fast changing technology in industry both in manufacturing as well in service sector influenced by the Industrial Revolution 4.0. In Industry 4.0, there are some clear changes from traditional to a more modern industry which can be characterised by having more agile and automated, personalized and customized, dynamic and high return on capital with more direct and high intensity of relationship with client (Roland Berger, 2016). This technological trend has affected and will continue affecting the way TVET prepare the future workforce. The work force will be expected to possess new skills in the domain of information technology, data analytics, new technology solution etc. The importance of cognitive abilities and system skills over physical abilities is becoming more prevalence.
Due to the changes of skills set that TVET institutions must prepare for their graduates, TVET High Officials from SEAMEO member countries have started discussing and formulating new strategies in TVET in response to IR 4.0 that is now called as TVET 4.0. This has started last year in 2018 during the 4th High Officials Meeting for SEA-TVET in Manila, Philippines with the theme “Moving Together Towards TVET 4.0”. For this year, MoE Brunei Darussalam is proposing the theme as a follow up from last year, “Strengthening Efforts towards TVET 4.0.”
6. Expected Outputs
The following reports from the agreements, suggestions and presentations should be developed from the meeting:
The 5th High Officials Meeting on SEA-TVET is expected to bring together approximately 150 participants from the Southeast Asian Ministries of Education, related Ministries on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and other related development agencies and partners. The participants will include as follows:
|Brunei Darussalam:||Ministry of Education
Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports
Other related Ministries
|Cambodia:||Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training
|Indonesia:||Ministry of Education and Culture;
Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education
|Lao PDR:||Ministry of Education and Sports|
|Malaysia:||Ministry of Education
Ministry of Human Resources
|Myanmar:||Ministry of Education|
|Philippines:||Department of Education (DEPED)
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
|Singapore:||Ministry of Education
Ministry of Manpower
|Thailand:||Ministry of Education
Ministry of Labour
|Timor Leste:||Ministry of Education|
|Vietnam:||Ministry of Education and Training (MoET);
Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs (MOLISA)
8. Official Hotels
THE CENTREPOINT HOTEL:
The country representatives (Hotel Supported by the Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam) will be arranged to stay at the CENTREPOINT HOTEL
Address: Abdul Razak Complex, Gadong BE 3519, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Website: email@example.com
Tel: +673 2430 430
Fax: +673 2430 200
Deluxe - >145.00 B$ (Single and Twin)
Junior Suite -> 190.00 B$ (Single and Twin)
For participants who wish to stay in other hotels nearby the Centrepoint Hotel, we suggest you to proceed the room reservation by your own arrangement. Please see the optional hotels and cooperate rate in page 9-11.
9. Contact Persons: