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Strengthened labour-market orientation through effective use of labour market information and institutionalized cooperation and leadership of business and industry in TVET

1.1 Enhanced labour market information systems and skills forecasting for the 4IR and other emerging trend

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
1. Quality labour market information, including:

Skills forecast to support lifelong learning initiatives (ASEAN HRD Roadmap)
ATC SLOM, SOM-ED ILO
Enhance capacities of governments, educational institutions, skills development institutions, business sector and other stakeholders to conduct skills forecasts to promote labour market oriented education and trainings (ASEAN HRD Roadmap) ATC SOM-ED, SLOM, ACCMSME, AFWC, AUN SEAMEO, ACE, ABAC, ATUC,
ILO, RECOTVET
Explore effective models of cooperation or sharing of LMI between all stakeholders, including the private sector ATC
SOM-ED, SLOM-WG and ACC-MSME Activities
Support TVET regional mobility to strengthen the comparability of selected sectors in ASEAN and reduce the gap between the demand and supply in skills [TEAM Project] (SOM-ED Work Plan 2021-2025) SOM-ED Chair SOM-ED KCCI, Koreatech
Strengthening LMIS in AMS towards Achieving Greater Labour Mobility across AMS (SLOM-WG Work Plan 2021-2025) Philippines, Viet Nam, Indonesia 2021- 2022 SLOM-WG RECOTVET, ILO
Study and documentation of best practices in assessing labour market needs and employment opportunities, linking with skills requirements of growing industries (SLOM-WG Work Plan 2021-2025) Singapore SLOM-WG

1.2 Increased participation of business and industry in standards development and training delivery through defined/established public-private cooperation formats/mechanisms (e.g. skills training, apprenticeships, dual training, and interships)

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
2. Enhanced cooperation with education and skills development institutions which are industry based (ASEAN HRD Roadmap)

Document and promote good PPP models particularly in joint standards development
ATC SOM-ED, SLOM, ACCMSME, AFWC, AUN SEAMEO, STEMED
Skills development in organisations: Support transferability of skills set, occupational mobility and career development (ASEAN HRD Roadmap) ATC SLOM, SOM-ED ILO, GIZ/RECOTVET
Establish a regional and/or international internships/ apprenticeship programme for TVET students in ASEAN with firms or companies linked to Industry 4.0 ATC
SOM-ED, SLOM-WG and ACC-MSME Activities
Promote the importance of TVET coordinating body or board co-chaired by the public and private institutions to drive coherent, future-oriented TVET agendas (SOM-ED Work Plan 2021-2025) Thailand SOM-ED SLOM, RECOTVET, ATC, SEAMEO VOCTECH
Strengthen private sector cooperation in TVET through structured public-private dialogues Brunei Darussalam
Thailand
Indonesia
SOM-ED SLOM, RECOTVET, ATC, SEAMEO VOCTECH
3. Explore models to better engage firms in TVET training:

Analysis of and learning from existing modes of apprenticeships, internships, and dual training systems in AMS to understand why not many firms are participating.
ATC SOM-ED, SLOM, ACCMSME, AFWC, AUN SEAMEO, STEMED
Provide incentives and recognition to companies investing resources in skills development, internships and apprenticeships (ASEAN HRD Roadmap):

  • Identify good models of incentivising the participation of business and industry in education and skills development, e.g. Skills Award in the ASEAN Business Awards
ATC ACCMSME, SOMED, SLOM, AFWC ABAC, ACE
SOM-ED, SLOM-WG and ACC-MSME Activities
Ensure quality TVET through leadership, regional exchanges and resources to support quality assurance mechanisms, including in promoting inclusive female and male workers' mobility and cross-border internship (SOM-ED Work Plan 2021-2025) Thailand SOM-ED

Establishment of vocational training, skills development, and counseling centres for micro enterprise, women and youth in collaboration with the private sector (strengthening micro enterprises) (ASEAN Strategic Action Plan for SME Development 2016- 2025):

  • Development of TVET programmes in focus industries to meet industry needs in collaboration with the private sector;
  • Establishment of SME technical training centres for updating operational efficiency through onthe-job training.
ACCMSME

1.3 Strengthened research and innovation in TVET

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
4. Promotion of research on new, advance, and emerging technologies to further improve the efficiency, access, quality, and equity of TVET
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