Driving Digital Technology in TVET

Date: December 15, 2023 /
Program Type: Webinar /

11:30am Afghanistan | 12:00pm Maldives, Pakistan | 12:30am India, Sri Lanka | 12:45am Nepal | 1:00pm Bangladesh, Bhutan | 1:30pm Myanmar | 2:00pm Thailand | 3:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 5:00pm Papua New Guinea | 7:00pm Fiji


The theme Driving Digital Technology in TVET refers to the necessity of incorporating cutting- edge digital technologies into the world of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). This movement is motivated by the need to have a workforce that is proficient in and literate in digital technology. This theme's summary centres on the strategic integration of digital technologies including virtual reality, IR 4.0 curriculum: Digital technology, e-learning platforms, data analytics, and cybersecurity education, within the TVET curriculum. Within the context of digital technology, a range of curriculum-related challenges brings to fore varied relevant issues in TVET. These challenges arise due to the unique nature of the Digital Technology sector, characterized by its rapid evolution and dynamic nature. One significant challenge involves is keeping abreast with the latest industry trends and emerging technologies. The field of Digital Technology is constantly evolving, with new programming languages, frameworks, tools, and methodologies frequently emerging. Curriculum developers must continuously update their programs to reflect these changes, ensuring that students are learning relevant skills that are applicable in the current job market. Overcoming these challenges requires proactive and continuous efforts, collaboration with industry stakeholders, staying current with industry trends, fostering practical skills, and maintaining a balance between fundamental knowledge and specialized skills. By addressing these challenges strategically, these institutions can ensure that their graduates are well-prepared to excel in the ever-evolving digital technology landscape.

This change improves educational opportunities, encourages students to learn new skills, and fosters adaptability which would prepare them for the ever-changing demands of today's technologically based industries. The main objective is to close the knowledge and competency gap between conventional skills and contemporary technological breakthroughs, equipping TVET graduates with the knowledge and abilities necessary to thrive in a digital era. As we delve into this issue, we consider best practices, obstacles, joint endeavours, and the shared desire of developing a workforce that is secure online and prepared to influence the direction of industries around the world.


Sub-theme 1

  • What are some curriculum-related challenges faced by Malaysia and India’s TVET education institutions specializing in digital technology?
  • How can TVET develop a digital technology curriculum that is aligned with industry standards?

Sub-theme 2

  • How can we incorporate cybersecurity education into TVET programs to ensure that graduates are well-prepared to address the growing threats in the digital world?
  • How can we empower individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to not only protect digital assets but also play an active role in shaping a secure digital future?