Dr. Raul F. Muyong was one of the speakers in the East/Southeast Asia UNEVOC Network Workshop at Seoul, South Korea on October 23-24, 2019.
The conference looked into possibilities of sharing the TVET experiences among East and Southeast Asia Cluster Network countries and find the best solutions to the challenges posed by technological disruptions, fast-changing socio-cultural and economic conditions and global integration.
With the theme “TVET for Tomorrow: Policies and Implementation,” the participants discussed issues in TVET facing the country and the region. Best practices and successive reform policies were also shared and the possibilities of transferring successful policies to other countries was also considered.
Dr. Muyong shared the industry involvement in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Philippines and the ISAT U Linkages Recognition and Fellowship program as one of the University’s best practices in strengthening industry partnership which is essential in students’ development and learning. The program recognizes the industry’s role in student’s activities such as on-the-job trainings, industry immersion, scholarships, job opportunities and other support services.
He also discussed the Philippine educational system; the highlights of the dual training system and its legal basis which are Republic Act No. 7796 ( The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Law) and Republic Act 7686 (Dual Training System Act of 1994). The student internship program and the industry involvement policy making, curriculum development, review and updating, scholarship, training and employment in the Philippine education system were also highlighted.
Other speakers who shared the TVET experience and practices in their countries were from different higher learning institutions and organizations of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Cambodia, Malaysia, UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Topics discussed were: TVET Policy Reforms in the East and Southeast Asia Region, Industry 4.0 and TVET, and Industry Involvement in TVET: Policies and Practices.