Solutions for the improvement of regional TVET quality in the wake of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)

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Author: Diep, Phuong Chi


The establishment of [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 with the intention of creating a single regional market and integration of ASEAN into the global economy has posed many challenges for the countries in the region. Labour mobility is still hampered due to differences in qualifications, language barriers, and the lack of uniformity in standards within the region. Playing an important role in providing trained labour resources, [technical and vocational education and training] TVET in ASEAN also encounters many challenges regarding the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Governance; Quality; Qualifications; Labour market; Demographics; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Quality assurance; Labour mobility; Equivalence of qualifications; Qualifications framework; Competency standard; Skill standardisation; Skill certification; Accreditation; Regional; Relevance of education and training; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Asia

Published: Chiangmai, Thailand: Regional Association for Vocational Teacher Education in East and Southeast Asia, 2017

Physical description: 19 p.

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Also called: Solutions for the improvement of regional technical and vocational education and training quality in the wake of Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Community (AEC)

Journal title: TVET@Asia

Journal number: 8

Journal date: 2017

ISSN: 2196-838X

Statement of responsibility: Puong Chi Diep

Issue theme: 'TVET quality improvement initiatives in the wake of ASEAN Economic Community 2015', edited by Paryono Paryono, Georg Spoettl, Thomas Schroeder, Adeline Goh.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

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