OECD Southeast Asia Regional Policy Network on Education and Skills
GIZ Regional Cooperation Programme to Improve the Training of TVET Personnel (RECOTVET)
8th annual expert meeting of the initiative on Employment and Skills Strategies
in Southeast Asia (ESSSA) and
4th Regional Policy Dialogue on TVET
11-12 October, 2016
The aim of the OECD’s Southeast Asia Regional Policy Network (SEARPN) on Education and Skills was to foster knowledge exchange in support of national growth and regional integration by encouraging a whole-of-government approach to the formation and implementation of skills policies. The SEARPN on Education and Skills builded on the platform of the OECD’s Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA) initiative, which has been networking skills and labour ministries from ASEAN and OECD Member States since 2008.
The 2016 Education and Skills Network meeting was jointly organised by the Department of Labour and Employment, Philippines, ADB, OECD and GIZ and the latter’s regional programme RECOTVET (“Regional Cooperation Programme to Improve the Training of TVET Personnel”), which aimed at supporting and creating personnel, institutional and thematic preconditions for quality improvement and regional harmonisation of the education and training of training personnel in South East Asia over the next years. This meeting was part of a series of regional policy dialogues of RECOTVET which aim to deepen regional exchange and learning among countries.
The meeting examined in more depth effective policy solutions to enhance employer engagement in the design, delivery and financing of TVET-systems and skills development. The discussion was informed by new OECD and GIZ analysis on the role of training levies in financing the expansion of TVET in Southeast Asia, and on effective governance mechanisms for engaging employers, especially SMEs, in the development and utilisation of skills. The Dual cooperative training was a delivery mode which can be seen as one example to describe how to engage with employers when it comes to defining standards, assessment and finance of a TVET system.
Session 1: The role of training levies in financing the expansion of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Southeast Asia
Session 2: Engaging employers in skills development and utilisation at the local level
Session 3: Shaping Framework Conditions for Private Sector Engagement
For further information on the call for initiatives, please contact Jonathan Barr (OECD).