WHAT'S THE ISSUE?
Southeast Asia is confronted with significant skills and labour market challenges. The region is growing at a rapid pace, industry is becoming more diversified, and job requirements are demanding more complex and sophisticated skills.
A highly skilled labour force is increasingly important for economies to remain competitive and achieve sustainable growth. Effective skills strategies can play a significant role in helping national economies to adjust to changes in working practices, advances in technology, and challenges associated with globalisation.
ABOUT THE NETWORK
The aim of the OECD’s Southeast Asia Regional Policy Network on Education and Skills is 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 builds 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.
More information on the 13th session coming soon.
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
12th edition: 30 November 2022, | Summary
11th edition: 24 November 2021, Virtual | Summary
10th edition: 21-22 November 2018, Lao PDR ｜ Summary
9th edition: 11-12 Oct. 2017, Viet Nam｜ Summary
8th edition: 11-12 Oct. 2016, Philippines｜ Summary
7th edition: 7-8 October 2015, Cambodia｜ Summary
6th edition: 17-18 Sept. 2014, Thailand｜ Summary
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam and neighbouring economies such as China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
The Network is open to local governments, employment services, training institutions, local and international development strategies.
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