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| OUTCOME 4

Improved image and status of TVET and increased demand for initial and continuous TVET programmes in and across AMS

4.1 Promote lifelong learning and adoption of Recognition of Prior Learning

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
11. Explore lifelong learning strategies/ mechanisms to facilitate seamless education pathways and credit grants from secondary, TVET, and to tertiary education ATC
12. Effective policies and initiatives in TVET that will meet current and future skills needs and allow occupational mobility and career development (ASEAN HRD Roadmap):
  • Integrate higher order and transversal skills in TVET curricula;
  • Work towards recognizing, validating, and accrediting prior learning (including review the existing terms and pathways for recognition of prior learning);
  • Introduce flexible training models
ATC SOM-ED, SLOM, AFWC, ACCMSME GIZ/RECOTVET, ILO, SEAMEO VOCTECH, ABAC, ASEAN Dialogue Partners, ATUC, SEAMEO,STEMED
13. Share best practices on the financing of lifelong learning (ASEAN HRD roadmap)
  • Explore establishment of a central pool of funds with contributions from governments, private sector, international organisations and other partners to support priorities and research on future skills needs (ASEAN HRD Roadmap)
ATC SLOM, SOM-ED, AFWC ILO, UNESECO, ASEAN Dialogue Partners

4.2 Promotion of TVET as a viable choice of education through demonstration of earning potentials and career development

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
14. Improve the value or recognition of TVET certificates in companies and firms ATC
15. Sharing of good practices on career advice and employment services ATC
SOM-ED, SLOM-WG and ACC-MSME Activities
Promote a positive image of TVET as a viable career path for female and male learners, including those with special needs (SOM-ED Work Plan 2021- 2025) Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia SOM-ED

4.3 Promotion of quality assurance

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
16. Explore ASEAN TVET Network Quality Assurance (ATN-QA)
  • Study ATN-QA framework, including standards, assessment guidelines, quality accreditation, etc.
ATC SOM-ED SEAMEO, SEAMEO SEN

4.4 Promote up-skilling and reskilling for all

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
SOM-ED, SLOM-WG and ACC-MSME Activities
Developing business engagement models for up-skilling and reskilling workers in response to 4IR (SLOM-WG Work Plan 2021-2025) Viet Nam 2022-2024 SLOM-WG
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