Adapting and Integrating the ASEAN In-Company Trainer Standard in Thailand

BILT Learning Lab


Date:
19. Oct 2021 - 19. Oct 2021

Location:
Virtual, Global

Organizer:
BILT Project (UNESCO-UNEVOC and BIBB, Germany)

Event type:
Workshop/Seminar

Participation Fee:
no fee
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About the Event

UNESCO-UNEVOC (2021) - BILT Learning Labs are an opportunity for TVET stakeholders to explore specific 'Innovation and Learning Practices' from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. The Lab’s focus is on the transferability of practices.

Topic of the first BILT Learning Lab is the 'ASEAN in-Company Trainer Standard'. TPQI brought together local stakeholders to draft new competencies specific to Thai sector needs in alignment with other ASEAN Member States. Ms Jullada Meejul (Deputy Director General of TPQI) and Ms Siriporn Parvikam (Programme Component Manager of GIZ Thailand) will share their experience about this collaborative effort involving several large institutions.

This example shows the practical adaptation and integration of new competencies: what was done to adapt national competence requirements to international Frameworks.


ADAPTING AND INTEGRATING THE ASEAN IN-COMPANY STANDARD IN THAILAND

Realizing the importance of quality in-company training, Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI), a public workforce development organization, integrated the ASEAN In-Company Trainer Standard into Thailand’s national qualification system.

Ms Jullada Meejul (Deputy Director General of TPQI) and Ms Siriporn Parvikam (Programme Component Manager of GIZ Thailand) will share their experience about this collaborative effort involving several large institutions: Thai Chamber of Commerce; Federation of Thai Industries; The Department of Skills Development in the Thai Ministry of Labor; King Mongkut University of Technology; Rajamangula University of Technology; Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology; German-Thai Chamber of Commerce and GIZ.

Existing training courses could be aligned to the ASEAN In-Company Trainer Standard (defined as a series of competencies). TPQI brought together local stakeholders to draft new competencies specific to Thai sector needs in alignment with other ASEAN Member States. This example shows the practical adaptation and integration of new competencies: what was done to adapt national competence requirements to international frameworks.


DRAFT AGENDA

Times are indicated in CEST.

10:30 - 10:45: Online Arrival 

10:45 – 10:50: Welcome and opening (Mr Wilson Lima Junior, Project Manager for BILT, UNESCO-UNEVOC)

10:50 - 11:30: Presentation (Ms Jullada Meejul, Deputy Director General, TPQI and Ms Siriporn Parvikam, Programme Component Manager, Regional Cooperation Programme for TVET in ASEAN (GIZ/RECOTVET))

11:30 - 12:15: Q & A session (all participants)

12:15 - 12:20: Closing (Mr Wilson Lima Junior)


SPEAKERS

Ms Jullada Meejul | Deputy Director General, Thailand Professional Qualification Institute

Ms Jullada Meejul has worked at Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI) since 2013 and she is now the Deputy Director General. She has played an important role in strengthening collaboration with domestic and international partners by working with industries to develop relevant and responsive occupational standards, promoting recognition of skills for lifelong learning and inclusive development, and adapting best practices from abroad to best fit Thai context so as to continuously improve the professional qualification system.

A few examples of her recent work include adapting the ASEAN In-Company Trainer Standard to integrate it into the Thai qualifications system, establishing Industry Competency Boards (Sector Skills Councils) to make the system more responsive to changes and truly industry-led, developing Recognition of Existing Skills and Knowledge system to ease transition of workers from informal to formal economy, as well as collaborating with the International Organization for Migration to promote skills development and skills certification for female migrant workers in order to bring greater opportunities and reduce vulnerability.


Ms Siriporn Parvikam | Programme Component Manager, Regional Cooperation Programme for TVET in ASEAN (GIZ/RECOTVET))

Ms Siriporn Parvikam started to work with GIZ in 2004 in several projects and programmes such as the “Thai-German Programme for Enterprise Competitiveness” and the “Promotion of Business Membership Organization” as project manager and in 2011-2012 as regional project manager and policy advisor of the “Strengthening the Capacities of Southeast Asian Supreme Audit Institutions”.

Since 2013 she has been working in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and has facilitated the development of “Standard for In-Company Trainer in ASEAN Countries” and the development of “Regional TVET Teacher Standard for ASEAN” and referencing processes. Currently, she is working as the Programme Component Manager of Regional Cooperation Programme for TVET in ASEAN (RECOTVET). Her main responsibilities are on enhancing professional skills and digital competence for TVET Personnel in ASEAN.


Mr Cholawit Sukudom | Director, Group of Knowledge Management Talent Development, Boonrawd Brewery Co., Ltd.

Mr. Cholawit Sukudom is the Director of Knowledge Management and Talent Development at Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd. He has been a key figure in human resources development’s efforts, such as vocational training and education, mentorship, and coaching, to cultivate a highly engaged and skilled workforce.

Three examples from his enthusiasm are the ‘Dual Vocational Training Programme’ which supports Thai vocational students in apprenticeships with its certified in-company trainers in line with the international standards; the ‘Singha Biz Course’, a special internship programme which is in its 12th year that aims to provide students with hands-on professional experiences and an understanding of industry needs; and ‘Partners and SMEs Development’ which focuses on sharing of experiences and business tools to help small businesses thrive and grow together.

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