The Asia-Pacific Network Sector of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) joined the First Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) and the International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC) International Research Conference on Science and Technology on November 30-December 2, 2016 at Iloilo City.
Representatives from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea and Laos shared results of case studies, best practices, updates on current curriculum and public private partnership for TVET.
Dr. Nehema K. Misola, ISAT U Vice President for Administration and Finance and faculty members, Dr. Madeline U. Subosa, Dr. Richard C. De Leon and Dr. Juniffer Badoles were members of the Philippine delegation to the special interest group presentation. Dr. Misola, UNEVOC Philippines Visayas Center, presented the sign posts of development for UNEVOC Philippines. Dr. Subosa and Dr. Misola shared the result of a case study on inclusion of differently-abled TVET trainees. Dr. De Leon and Dr. Badoles, on the other hand, updated foreign delegates on the development of Information and Communication Technology Modules for TVET.
Mr. Edward Dela Rosa of UNEVOC Philippines Manila Center, shared the processes and procedures in enhancing science and technology in TVET.
The reforms of current TVET system in Thailand was presented by Mr. Panyachart Wongpanya of OVEC Thailand while Associate Professor Razall Hassan gave the update on private public partnership for TVET in Malaysia. Deputy Director Nivone Moungkhounsavath of VEDI Laos imparted the research and development work for curriculum enhancement in Laos.
Dr. Hwang Gyu-Hee of the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KTIVET) Center for Global Cooperation, UNEVOC CENTER-Republic of Korea and Anita Widiawati, of the UNEVOC Center of Indonesia talked during the plenary session.
The International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC) took the conference as an opportunity to expand innovation and science and technology contents in TVET and it is within the UNESC-UNEVOC Medium-term strategy (2017-2021). The conduct of the International Research Conference on Science and Technology was also included in the UNEVOC Philippines Biennial Plan.