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Centre continues to enhance leaders, instructor capacity and develop TVET initiatives

Centre Director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO Voctech) Regional Centre Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar said the SEAMEO Voctech which celebrated its 33rd year anniversary this year, continues its role as the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) regional centre entrusted to enhance and strengthen the capacity of instructors and leaders and to develop TVET initiatives for the benefit of all SEAMEO member countries.

He said this during the 34th SEAMEO Voctech Governing Board Meeting hosted by SEAMEO Voctech in collaboration with Instituto Nacioinal Desenvolvimento De Mão-De-Obra (INDMO) Timor-Leste.

The centre has been appointed as the consultant to revise and develop specified TVET regulatory documents for the National Institute for Labour Force Development (INDMO), Timor-Leste, the centre director added.

It was a six-month project, where the centre studied the TVET landscape of Timor-Leste and provided solutions for an improved TVET quality and standards.

The meeting coincided with the first Timor-Leste International Skills Week held from October 23-25 at Elizabeth Hall, City 8 Dili, Timor-Leste. At the opening ceremony, three TVET Quality Manuals were developed by SEAMEO Voctech through consultancy with INDMO, Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) and TVET institutions in reviewing, updating and developing identified TVET quality manuals produced by INDMO as the official Timor-Leste qualifications authority.

SEAMEO Voctech management and specialists presented papers to update its governing board members on the centre’s activities, progress, achievements and projects. – Rokiah Mahmud

Centre Director of SEAMEO Voctech Regional Centre Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar hands over the TVET Quality Control Manual to Charge de Affairs of the Australian Embassy in Timor-Leste Caitlin Wilson. PHOTO: SEAMEO VOCTECH