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Higher education in ASEAN to enhance student mobility in the region

Higher education in ASEAN to enhance student mobility in the region

ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, 12 April 2017 - A Special Senior Officials Meeting on Education (SOM-ED) focusing on Higher Education in ASEAN was organised on 10 April in Jakarta.

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SHARE Publishes Fourth Policy Brief

SHARE Publishes Fourth Policy Brief

SHARE (online), 23 February 2017 - SHARE is an EU Grant funded project with an overarching objective to strengthen regional cooperation, enhance the quality, competitiveness and internationalisation of ASEAN higher education institutions and students, contributing to an ASEAN Community beyond 2015. The main aim is to enhance cooperation between the EU and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and to create lasting benefits from the harmonisation of higher education across ASEAN.

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We need stronger commitment on skills mobility to realize the AEC

We need stronger commitment on skills mobility to realize the AEC

ADB's Asian Development blog (online), 13 May 2016 - There was great news out of last year’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Kuala Lumpur – ASEAN has accomplished 92.7% of the high-priority measures it had set for itself in advance of the start of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) this year. But despite this progress, it is the remaining 7.3% that will be the key to the success of the AEC.

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Referencing of educational qualifications starts in 2018

Referencing of educational qualifications starts in 2018

Business Mirror (online), 16 July 2017 - COMMISSION on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Patricia Licuanan announced on July 12 the referencing of Philippine educational qualifications with those of other Asean member-states (AMS) will start in 2018.

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Asean Economic Community fails to bridge skills gap

Asean Economic Community fails to bridge skills gap

Asia Times (online), 31 July 2017 - While the newly enacted regional trade pact acknowledges the need for skilled labor mobility, only seven service professions have been approved for cross-border employment.

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Low skilled workers need guidelines

Low skilled workers need guidelines

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, 23 August 2016 - ASEAN state members recognized on Monday the need to set up guidelines for recruiting the low- and medium-skilled workers who make up the bulk of the labor force in the region.

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Tourism sector ‘needs 200K new workers’

Tourism sector ‘needs 200K new workers’

The Phnom Penh Post (online), 12 October 2016 - A Ministry of Tourism official announced yesterday that the country would need an additional 200,000 trained tourism professionals if it was to fulfil its target of receiving 7 million international tourists a year by 2020.

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ASEAN: Gathering to boost region’s work training, labour skills

ASEAN: Gathering to boost region’s work training, labour skills

The Nation (online), 14 March 2016 - Cooperation between top staff from across the Asean region concerned with TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) is designed to inspire more effective national training systems across the region.

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The International Conference on Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP)

The International Conference on Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP)

ASEAN Secretariat (online), 10 August 2016 - The International Conference on Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP) was held by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia co-organised with the ASEAN Secretariat on 8-9 August 2016 in Jakarta.

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Lack of political will impeding flow of skilled labour in ASEAN: Experts

Lack of political will impeding flow of skilled labour in ASEAN: Experts

Channel NewsAsia, Singapore, 1 April 2016 - The ASEAN Economic Community promises greater mobility of human capital, but cultural, political and socioeconomic differences remain obstacles, experts on Channel NewsAsia's Perspectives panel.

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ASEAN market integration seen to exacerbate PH brain drain – ECOP

ASEAN market integration seen to exacerbate PH brain drain – ECOP

Manila Bulletin (online), 20 May 2016 - The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) is not expected to provide relief to Filipinos seeking jobs overseas, but rather exacerbate the drain of the remaining highly-skilled Filipino professionals in the country, the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) said.

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ASEAN Tourism Ministers to launch Tourism Skills Standards

ASEAN Tourism Ministers to launch Tourism Skills Standards

ASEAN Secretariat News (online), 20 July 2016 - The standardisation of skills required in ASEAN’s tourism industry will take a big step forward at a unique conference in August.

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Labor Mobility in ASEAN: Current Commitments and Future Limitations

Labor Mobility in ASEAN: Current Commitments and Future Limitations

Asean Breafing (online), 13 May 2016 - by Alexander Chipman Koty. With the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015, ASEAN achieved a significant milestone in the region’s growing political, economic, and cultural integration. As set out in 2007’s ASEAN Economic Blueprint, the AEC seeks to “transform ASEAN into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour, and freer flow of capital.” While considerable progress has been made in liberalizing and normalizing the region’s standards in most of these areas, establishing the free movement of skilled labor lags appreciably behind.

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ASEAN needs more skills mobility to realize AEC potential

ASEAN needs more skills mobility to realize AEC potential

Asian Development Blog (online), 17 April 2017 - by Guntur Sugiarto. To stay competitive, countries need to attract global talent. To do this, talent must be able to relocate when and where needed. Among other factors, global demographic and economic imbalances further strengthen the case for skills mobility including to facilitate the movement of professionals across countries where their skills are needed.

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Skill shortage

Skill shortage

Bangkok Post (online), 3 October 2016 - Upbeat talk about skilled labour mobility in the Asean Economic Community has not yet been translated into action.

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Is the Philippines winning in the ‘war for talents’?

Is the Philippines winning in the ‘war for talents’?

Business Mirror (online), 28 June 2017 - By Rene E. Ofreneo. The “war for talents” refers to the fiercely competitive environment in the recruitment and retention of talented and highly-skilled employees.

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Ensuring the rights of migrant workers

Ensuring the rights of migrant workers

Daily News (online), 11 April 2016 - Labour migration in Sri Lanka is governed by the National Policy on labour Migration recognizing Governance and regulation of migration, protecting and empowering migrant workers and linking migration and development.

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Is labour mobility enough?

Is labour mobility enough?

New Straits Times (online), 6 June 2017 - Opinion by Dwintha Maya Kartika, . AMIDST rising protectionist sentiments worldwide, Asean, turning half a century in August, continues its integration towards achieving a people-centred, people-oriented and resilient community.

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Myanmar’s tourism boom faces manpower challenges

Myanmar’s tourism boom faces manpower challenges

Channel NewsAsia, Yangon, 23 December 2016 - Tourism is booming in Myanmar. Over the past five years, visitors have been pouring into the country, after it shook off its image as a pariah state with the establishment of a quasi-civilian government and, for the first time in more than half a century, an administration under new leadership this year.

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A need to recognise unskilled migrants

A need to recognise unskilled migrants

Myanmar Times (online), 10 October 2017 - Intra-ASEAN migration will continue to thrive as economic integration deepens, but it badly needs a dose of effective approaches to make it produce even better benefits for both the economies and societies in this region of more than 640 million people, according to a just-released World Bank report.

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