A regional training programme to equip technical and vocational, education and training(TVET) personnel with quantitative research methods kicked off on Monday.
Organised by TVET Regional Centre, SEAMEO Voctech, the five-day online programme was joined by participants from the 10 ASEAN member states – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The programme was developed with the centre’s five-year development plan’s theme ‘Preparing TVET for IR 4.0’ in mind and aims at equipping TVET personnel with the skillset to conduct research that is aligned with industry 4.0 requirements.
Present during the opening ceremony were Centre Director of SEAMEO VOCTECH Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar; Deputy Director of Administration Pengiran Haji Mohamad Sufri bin Pengiran Ali; and Deputy Director of Professional Affairs and Research Specialist cum course facilitator for the training programme, Dr Paryono along with management officers of SEAMEO Voctech.
The centre director said the centre’s research survey on Readiness of Industry and TVET Institutions for IR 4.0 in Southeast Asia stressed on how crucial it is to be creative and innovative in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment.
“Carrying on research means being innovative, and being innovative means, it is intimately linked to being creative or imaginative.
“For that, I believe that this training is very timely. Make sure you are open to learning new things at all stages of the problem-solving process, since new information might be the key to find a creative solution,” he said.