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Harmonized TVET policies/frameworks to improve the whole ASEAN TVET environment

6.1 Promotion of mutual recognition and skills

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
20. Evidence generation on thematic areas such as understanding 21st century skills development through the education system, pathways for girls’ empowerment through 21st century skills and innovation, industry, digitalization and youth engagement, development of typologies for publicprivate partnerships for skills development, impact of social and environmental factors on the educational attainment of adolescents (ACRF Implementation Plan) ATC SOM-ED
Business models that incorporate re-skilling, upskilling and new skills acquisition of workers; ATC SLOM, AFWC, ACCMSME ACE, ATUC, ABAC, ILO, GIZ/RECOTVET, ASEAN Dialogue Partners
Mutual recognition of skills to support mobility of skilled labour; ATC SLOM, AFWC ACE, ATUC, ABAC, ILO, AQRF Committee, ASEAN Dialogue Partners
SOM-ED, SLOM-WG and ACC-MSME Activities
Promote research and knowledge development on TVET, including analysis of labour market demands and skill needs at the national level (SOM-ED Work Plan 2021-2025) The Philippines SOM-ED SLOM, KRIVET, ASEAN Connectivity Division, SEOM, GIZ, OECD, SEAMEO TED
Enhancing the Competitiveness of ASEAN Human Resources through Responsive TVET Curriculum Supported by Involvement of Industries and LMI (SLOM-WG Work Plan 2021-2025) The Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam 2021- 2022
(ongoing)
SLOM-WG KRIVET, AKCF
21. Enhance the responsiveness and cohesiveness of labour, educational, economic policies and institutional frameworks in promoting the following aspects (ASEAN HRD Roadmap):

Competencies, productivity, job flexibility (including mobility) of workers;
ATC SLOM, AFWC, COSTI ACE, ATUC, ABAC, ILO, RECOTVET, ASEAN Dialogue Partners
Business models that incorporate re-skilling, upskilling and new skills acquisition of workers; ATC SLOM, AFWC, ACCMSME ACE, ATUC, ABAC, ILO, GIZ/RECOTVET, ASEAN Dialogue Partners
Mutual recognition of skills to support mobility of skilled labour; ATC SLOM, AFWC ACE, ATUC, ABAC, ILO, AQRF Committee, ASEAN Dialogue Partners

6.1.1 Strategies for harmonization and development and dissemination of regional standards

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
22. Encourage harmonisation of TVET competency standards and recognition in AMS (ASEAN HRD Roadmap) ATC AFWC, SOM-ED, SLOM AUN, AQRF Committee
  • Continue implementation of ASEAN–ROK TVET Mobility Programme and consider possible follow-up activities.
non-ATC 2022- 2023 SOM-ED, SLOM ROK
  • Explore regional standards for referencing 2
ATC

6.1.2 Sharing information about the network of TVET qualification framework, accreditation, and assurance agencies, as well as information about TVET institutions and accredited training programs to support mutual recognition of TVET qualifications among AMS

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
23. Regional review of existing policies, frameworks and investments around education and skills (ACRF Implementation Plan) ATC SOM-ED
SOM-ED, SLOM-WG and ACC-MSME Activities
Phase 3 of the Project “Strengthening the Quality Assurance and Competency Certification Systems within ASEAN Economies through the Application of ASEAN Guiding Principles for Quality Assurance and Recognition of Competency Certification Systems” (SLOM-WG Work Plan 2021-2025) Indonesia 2022- 2023 SLOM-WG IOM, JAIF
Documentation of the Existing Bilateral or Multilateral Business-to-Business or Government-to-Government Mutual Recognition of Skills Arrangement on Selected Occupational Areas among AMS (SLOM-WG Work Plan 2021- 2025) The Philippines SLOM-WG
Enhancement of Mutual Recognition of Skills (MRS) between Sending and Receiving Countries for Migrant Workers Working in Low-Skilled and Middle-Skilled Occupations (SLOM-WG Work Plan 2021-2025) Myanmar TBC SLOM-WG ILO

6.2 Promotion of skills competition (e.g., ASEAN Skills Competition) as a mechanism to align skills and qualifications in the ASEAN

PLANNED ACTIONS LEAD TIMEFRAME CO-LEAD AND OTHER ASEAN BODIES POTENTIAL COLLABORATING PARTNERS
24. Development of regional strategies and activities to add value to the ASEAN Skills Competition on:

Skill standards improvement in AMS;
The Philippines, Indonesia ATC (co-lead)

SLOM-WG
Exploring possible harmonization of training curriculum standards for TVET instructors in selected skill areas;
Develop processes whereby skills standards in competitions can be adopted in the AQRF(ATC Work Plan 2021-2030) TBC ATC
SOM-ED, SLOM-WG and ACC-MSME Activities
ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC) (SLOM-WG Work Plan 2021-2025) 13th ASC: Singapore, July 2023 Biennially SLOM-WG KCCI, Koreatech
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