The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, 20 March 2017 - The Industry Ministry has earmarked Rp 650 billion (US$48.6 million) for various vocational training programs as part of its efforts to address a shortage of skilled labor in the manufacturing sector.
Times Higher Education (online), 16 March 2017 - There is a growing recognition in Australia that the future of higher education must be considered alongside what happens to its struggling technical and further education sector.
The Straits Times, Beijing, 13 March 2017 - China has pledged to keep up heavy spending on education reform in order to close its urban-rural education gap.
VietNamNet Bridge (online), 11 March 2017 - If Vietnam maintains the old training methods, its students will be unable to satisfy the requirements of the 3.0 industry revolution, let alone the 4.0 one.
The World Bank, Washington, 6 March 2017 - The World Bank Board has approved the US$ 125 million Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement Operation (STRIVE) aimed at improving the quality of long-term vocational training provided in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and apprenticeships.
Unesco, Bangkok, 9 March 2017 - The UNESCO Institute for Statistics has released a new edition of the UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education.
The Phnom Penh Post (online), 8 March 2017 - Women make an important contribution to Cambodia’s economic growth.
The Australian, Sydney, 8 March 2017 - Competency-based training needs to be discarded, along with the training packages it is based around, vocational education researcher Leesa Wheelahan has declared.
Borneo Post Online, Kuching, 8 March 2017 - Kolej Vokasional Matang has reached another milestone with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing partnership with 28 local industries and intensifying the development of highly-skilled students.
Channel NewsAsia, Singapore, 8 March 2017 - The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will introduce a new technical diploma for its students, announced Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung in Parliament on Tuesday (Mar 7).
My Republica, Kathmandu, 6 March 2017 - Discrepancy between general education and vocational training in Nepal is likely to remain for at least a decade as the government is yet to adopt a system to reduce disparity between the two types of education.
Scoop (online), 1 March 2017 - The new Employability Skills Framework will help develop the workforce adapt with work-ready skills.
The Straits Times (online), 25 February 2017 - Students to alternate between work and classroom in new SIT, UniSIM programmes.
The Daily Star (online), 25 February 2017 - Opinion piece by Manzoor Ahmed. Today, around 40 percent of the population aged between 15 and 24 years in Bangladesh are classified as “not in education, employment or training (NEET)”, according to a recent ILO report.
Mizzima (online), 25 February 2017 - Swiss Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Paul Seger said his embassy has a long term plan to provide vocational training in Myanmar.
VietnamNet Bridge (online), 24 February 2017 - Certain challenges have come in the way of the implementation of the Vietnamese Qualifications Framework, it was revealed at a policy dialogue held Friday morning in Hanoi.
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.
South China Morning Post, Hong Kong, 22 February 2017 - Opportunities in areas like food science and engineering offer a professional alternative to university.
The Wire (online), 21 February 2017 - opinion piece by Santosh Mehrotra: No country that runs a government-driven system for technical and vocational education and training has been successful in doing so.
The Sydney Morning Herald (online), 21 February 2017 - Up to 3000 disabled students are at risk of having funding cut to their vocational education courses after the NSW government suspended 17 providers for failing to meet minimum standards under the Smart and Skilled program.