Talk on enhancing technical, vocational teacher quality
THE Director of SEAMEO VOCTECH Regional Centre Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar was recently invited to be the guest speaker at a forum on ‘The Role of Technological Universities and TVET to Cope with Sustainable Future Workforce’ at Rajamangala University of Technology, Thanyaburi, Thailand.
The director presented a paper on ‘TVET Issues and Challenges in Southeast Asia and Beyond’ to delegates representing countries from the Southeast Asian region, such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam and other countries from Asia, such as, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Germany.
His paper highlighted an effective collaboration among their TVET systems to enhance the quality of vocational teacher education.
He stated the need for collaboration in a synergistic system and a cooperation that is initiated, financially supported and sustained. There is also a need to optimise funds and improve the efficiency of collaborative investments, and to enhance technical and vocational teacher quality.
Associate Professor/RMUTT President Dr Numyoot Songthanapitak chaired the forum while Dr Luttw Ewald was the moderator.
International organisations who participated in the forum included SEAMEO VOCTECH Brunei Darussalam, Colombo Plan Staff College Philippines, UNESCO Bangkok, UNESCO-UNEVOC Germany and Asian Universities Network (AUN).
The majority of those present were also members of GIZ, Germany-funded Regional Co-operation Platform (RCP).