Regional Technical and Vocational Education and Trainingâ€”2017 was held at 9 am Tuesday at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II, with the intention of upgrading cooperation in the sectors on technology, vocation and training between ASEAN Countries and acquiring more agreements with each other.
At the conference, U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor made a welcome speech, followed by opening speeches by Ms Gisela Hammerchmicit, BMZ Germany, Regional Director and Ms Ayako Inagaki, ADB Philippines, Human and Social Development Division, Southeast Asia Department Director, showing the Video Clip sent by Mr Vongthep Arthakaialvantee, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN Secretariat.
Present at the conference were Union Ministers Dr Myo Thein Gyi, U Khin Maung Cho, Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun, parliamentarians, international representatives on the sectors in technology, vocation and training.
At the conference, long-term development on the sectors in technology, vocation and training in ASEAN Region, knowledge sharing of the intellect in the region, needs and skills of labour market, skills and inventions on advanced technology needed for innovating techniques which will help economic progress, long-term cooperation between entrepreneurs, policies to be laid down by the government in cooperating with private sectors, producing trainees on the sectors of rules and regulations, technique, vocation and training, upgrading the standards, improving the assessments, strengthening the cooperation between entrepreneurs and private sectors, needs for cooperation between vocational training schools and companies and capacity building will be discussed.
The conferences were held in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in 2012, in the Republic of Indonesia in 2014 and in Lao Peopleâ€™s Democratic Republic in 2015.
The present TVET Conference 2017 was held under the co-sponsorship of Education Ministry, the Ministry of Germany Economic Cooperation and Development and Asian Development Bank under the title, â€œMaking developments in prioritized projects which are related to the sectors of technique, vocation and training for the sustainable development in ASEAN region.â€
By holding the conference, experiences and intellects will be able to be exchanged among high-ranking officials from the sectors of technology, vocation and training in ASEAN countries. Simultaneously, strengthening cooperation websites, making cooperation between countries adaptable and helping to upgrade reforms in TVET according to their respective countries, based on discussions and experiences from previous conferences will result in.
TVET Conferenceâ€”2017 will be held till 14 June in Nay Pyi Taw and the delegates to the conference will pay a visit to Yangon on 15 June.