Implementing The Future ASEAN Agenda for TVET

A Compendium of Case Studies

04.11.2020 by RECOTVET



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Global, ASEAN



The Future ASEAN Agenda for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) was published and presented to delegates of ASEAN member states at the 9th Regional Policy Dialogue on TVET in Bangkok, Thailand, in June 2019.

The Agenda was developed by the regional working group on ‘Business and Industry Cooperation in TVET’ at a series of workshops between June 2018 and March 2019. The working group was tasked with drawing up policy recommendations for labour-market oriented TVET reforms in the region. It consisted of 20 TVET champions from chambers,associations and companies from all 10 ASEAN member states. The ASEAN Secretariat and the German Government’s Regional Cooperation Programme for TVET in ASEAN (RECOTVET) support the working group as part of a regional learning process among the ASEAN member states, which was initiated at the 7th Regional Policy Dialogue on TVET at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, in June 2018.

At the core of the Agenda are 45 recommendations, grouped into nine the matic sections. Each recommendation outlines a specific activity or field of action that would directly or indirectly strengthen the leadership of business and industry in TVET and ultimately improve the quality of TVET across the ASEAN region.

In order to illustrate how the recommendations can be put into practice, case studies from ASEAN and beyond were presented and discussed by public and private sector stakeholder representatives at the 9th Regional Policy Dialogue on TVET.

This publication presents some of these case studies in addition to examples of good practice, which had already been discussed at the 7th Regional Policy Dialogue in 2018. It showcases models for the participation of business and industry in labour market- oriented TVET in the ASEAN region and aims to support the implementation of the Future Agenda for TVET across the ASEAN region.

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