| How the ASEAN TVET Council works
The council's mission is to improve the quality and relevance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the ASEAN region through intensifying convergence among ASEAN Member States (AMS) on TVET and workforce development efforts with a view to developing a world-class ASEAN labour force responsive to the rapidly changing needs of the labour market.
The council consists of representatives of ASEAN Member States from the economic, education, and labour sectors, business and industry sectors; and other relevant stakeholders. Each AMS appoints TVET focal points at senior official level which may include representatives from national TVET councils.
The ATC follows a consultative and consensus-based approach in its decision-making process, as per the ASEAN Charter. Decision making can be made during the annual meeting or through ad-referendum consultation with the focal points facilitated by the Chair with support from the ASEAN Secretariat. The deadline for members to respond is two weeks after matters are conveyed to focal points in writing, and focal points can request for time extension to respond. If no response is received by the deadline, it will be considered as concurrence, provided that the AMS is made aware of this provision.
In developing an outcome document, the ATC may consult AEM, ALMM, and ASED for adoption or further submission to the ASEAN Summit. The ATC focal points are responsible for communications and must notify the Chair and the ASEAN Secretariat on officials and supporting staff who should receive copies of regular communications on ATC matters or are allowed to communicate on their behalf.
What We Do
The ASEAN TVET Council is a regional, cross-sectoral TVET body tasked with the coordination, research and development, and monitoring of regional education programmes to support the advancement of TVET in the region.