Dr. Raul F. Muyong attended the United Nation Education Scientific and Cultural Organization-International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC) 2018 East and Southeast Asia Cluster Network Consolidation Workshop at Seoul, South Korea on October 24-25, 2018.
The UNESCO-UNEVOC and Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) organized the meeting to create opportunities to strengthen the Asia-Pacific Regional Network. It also aimed to unite the experiences, capacities and potential in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the region with the global TVET. The move supports the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Center for TVET’s medium-term strategy (2018-2020) to guide and gather potentials and create opportunities for individual UNEVOC network members to address common issues faced by TVET Institutions.
Among the issues dealt with are the growing concerns of adapting to the multiple demands associated with increased employment and relevance of skills and qualifications to the labor market and technological revolution. Other tackled issues are on sustainable development, technological advancement and the demand for skills.
In the workshop sessions, Dr. Raul F. Muyong was elected Chairman of the group that handled TVET Attractiveness and Quality, Career Guidance. He led the discussion and made sure that the issues to be addressed were identified as well as the potential collaboration projects that the UNEVOC Centers can develop and its modality for collaboration, projected output, capacities built and opportunities created.
Dr. Nemia H. Mabaquiao Director for National and International Affairs, also joined the meeting and actively participated in the topic Greening TVET. Dr. Mabaquiao said that ISAT U committed to promote Greening TVET plan for 2019-2021. “For our part, we will submit available teacher standards and share best practices, Training Methodology by TESDA used in teaching TVET and push for a Skills Olympics as part of our commitment to the network, “she said. “ ISAT U is also facing a tough challenge of holding the International Conference 2019 with the Colombo Plan Staff College in July next year. “ Dr. Mabaquaio added.
The ISAT U as UNESCO-UNEVOC Visayas Center was the only UNEVOC Center in the Philippines to participate along with representatives from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. KRIVET is the Cluster Coordinating center in the region.