11-12 October, 2017
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
The third meeting of the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Policy Network on Education and Skills (SEARPN) and the sixth Regional Policy Dialogue on TVET of the German Government’s Regional Cooperation Programme to Improve the Quality and Labour Market Orientation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (RECOTVET) took place at the InterContinental Westlake Hotel in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 11-12 October 2017.
Over 70 participants and senior officials from the labour and education ministries of several Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies (Cambodia; Indonesia; Lao PDR; Malaysia; Myanmar; the Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; and Viet Nam); Australia; Denmark; and, Germany; alongside the ASEAN Secretariat; SEAMEO (the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization); the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); the International Labour Organization (ILO); and, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to discuss building talent for the next production revolution.
The event was jointly organised by the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) of Viet Nam, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Plenary Session I: Building Talent for the Next Production Revolution – Key Trends and Opportunities
Breakout Session I
Group 1A: Better linking people to jobs through responsive employment services
Group 1B: Synchronizing Pre-service and In-service training of TVET teachers with the changing requirements of digitalization process:
Plenary Session II: Utilizing technology to create new pathways for TVET delivery
Breakout Session II
Group 2A: Recognising skills acquired through work-based learning
Group 2B: Engaging the Private Sector in new professions and future skills development process
Plenary Session III: Improving governance and developing stronger policy coherence/coordination between employment and skills policies