APACC International Accreditors' Training Program

Date: May 20-24, 2024 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents

In order to achieve the above objectives, the following topics will be covered:

  • Overview and Rationale of Updates on APACC Instrument and Procedures
  • Desirable Characteristics of APACC Accreditors and Rules in Institutional Evaluation
  • Updates on APACC Criteria
    • Criterion I: Governance and Management
    • Criterion II: Teaching and Learning
    • Criterion III: Human Resources
    • Criterion IV: Research and Development
    • Criterion V: Image and Sustainability
    • Criterion VI: Other Resources
    • Criterion VII: Support to Students
  • Roles and Responsibilities of APACC Team before, during, and after institutional evaluation
  • Parts of Evaluation Report and Tips in Report Writing

Quality Assurance thru Accreditation

Date: May 17, 2024 /
Program Type: Webinar /

11:30am Afghanistan | 12:00nn Maldives, Pakistan | 12:30pm India, Sri Lanka | 12:45pm 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






Background

Quality assurance (QA) is indispensable for the advancement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems worldwide. By ensuring industry relevance, enhancing employability, standardizing accreditation processes, fostering continuous improvement, meeting global standards, building stakeholders’ confidence, and addressing skills mismatches, QA mechanisms play a pivotal role in creating a skilled workforce equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st-century economy. It is imperative for policymakers, educators, employers, and other stakeholders to prioritize and invest in quality assurance initiatives to unlock the full potential of TVET in driving socio-economic development and promoting sustainable livelihoods.

Accreditation serves as a hallmark of quality assurance within the realm of TVET. It is a systematic process through which institutions, programs, and qualifications are evaluated against predetermined standards to ensure quality, relevance, and credibility.

The Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) APACC is a regional accreditation and certification body established through the CPSC Seoul Declaration 2004, conceived by the Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC). It aims to accredit and certify the TVET institutions for human resources development through the standardization and harmonization of education and training systems which will facilitate the mobility of the workforce across national borders in Asia and the Pacific region. Recognized for its rigorous evaluation processes and adherence to international standards, APACC plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality and credibility of TVET institutions and programs.


Objectives

  • To increase awareness among stakeholders about the importance of accreditation in ensuring quality assurance in TVET.
  • To showcase the role of APACC in promoting quality assurance and excellence in TVET across the Asia-Pacific region.
  • To share best practices and experiences related to accreditation processes and procedures in TVET institutions.
  • To discuss common challenges and issues faced by TVET institutions in the accreditation process and explore strategies for overcoming them.
  • To facilitate collaboration and networking among TVET institutions, accreditation bodies, industry representatives, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

Leadership for the 21st Century

Date: April 22-26, 2024 /
Program Type: In-Country Program /

Main Contents

To achieve the objectives set forth, the following strategies will be employed in a consultative manner:

Special Lecture and Presentations on the following:

  • Special Lecture: Characteristics and Traits of effective leadership in TVET management
  • Special Lecture-2: Emerging Challenges for TVET Leadership in the 21st Century
  • Theme Paper 1: Human Resource Management as a skill in 21st Century
  • Theme Paper 2: Research & Innovation Management in TVET Institution
  • Theme Paper 3: Project Management skills & Competencies for TVET leaders to attract Donors funding
  • Theme Paper 4: Effective Communication Strategies for 21st Century Leaders
  • Theme Paper 5: Integration of Competency-based Curricula & Training in 21st Century
  • Theme Paper 6: Leadership for Quality Assured TVET Institutions
  • Theme Paper 7: Change Management: Enhancing Leadership and Achieving Organizational Excellence in TVET

Exercises and workshops on the following:

  • Workshop 1: TVET Institute Management Issues & its Technical AnalysisIn the Philippines
  • Workshop 2: Creating Competency-Based Management by Integrating Strategic Planning Skills
  • Workshop 3: TVET Institute Image Building through Brand Concept Management

Objectives

The participants are expected to:

  • Understand 21st Century leadership as an effective tool for TVET development.
  • Identify the characteristics and traits of an effective leader
  • Understand the emerging challenges faced by leaders in the 21st century
  • Discuss the various leadership skills and types
  • Apply and integrate the 21st century knowledge and skills gained to enhance their respective leadership roles and responsibilities
  • Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement to adapt to changing industry needs and evolving educational trends.

21st Century Skills for TVET

Date: March 18-22, 2024 /
Program Type: In-Country Program /

Main Contents

To achieve the objectives set forth, the following strategies will be employed in a consultative nature:

Theme Papers & Presentations on the following:

  • Theme Paper 1: Integrated 21st Century Skills in TVET
  • Theme Paper 2: TVET Digitization for Global Competitiveness
  • Theme Paper 3: TVET 21st Century New Skill in IR4.0 and Beyond
  • Theme Paper 4: Digital Learning Components in 21st Century
  • Theme Paper 5: Technological Adaptation and Continuous Learning
  • Theme Paper 6: 21st Century Skills in Workforce Demand
  • Theme Paper 7: Excellence of Leadership for Change Management Through PDCA Cycle in TVET for 21st Century

Workshops & Activities

  • Workshop 1: SWOT Analysis of TVET Institute on Image Building in a 21st Century Environment.
  • Workshop 2: Creating Digital Learning in 21st Century Skills using Virtual Digital Platform.
  • Workshop 3: Practicing via Demonstration 21st Century Skills Delivery in Real Time Classroom (Hands-On Section and Competent Delivery).

(Introducing AR, VR, and MR Tools and Hands-on)

Seminar on “Empowering New Skills in the 21st Century”

  • Session 1: TVET with 21st Century Skills & the VUCA World
  • Session 2: Global Digital Trends in Teaching Curriculum for Academician
  • Session 3: TVET Digitalization and Industrial Linkages in 21st Era
  • Session 4: Open Forum

Objectives

The participants are expected to:

  • Understand the concept of 21st Century skills and IR 4.0
  • Discuss the importance of 21st Century Skills for TVET on Digitalization
  • Gain knowledge, experiences, and skills on 21st Century Skills in developing and designing the curriculum in Academia and Industry linkages.
  • Integrate the 21st Century Skills for TVET into the teaching and learning management of TVET
  • Encourage and develop the 21st Century Skills to be suitable for employability in the future workforce.
  • Develop curriculum framework incorporating 21st Century Skills and IR 4.0
  • Be familiar with ICT & digital technology to integrate 21st Century skills and IR 4.0 in TVET

Drone Technology in TVET

Date: March 14, 2024 /
Program Type: Webinar /

11:00am Afghanistan | 11:30am Maldives, Pakistan | 12:00nn India, Sri Lanka | 12:15pm Nepal | 12:30pm Bangladesh, Bhutan | 1:00pm Myanmar | 1:30pm Thailand | 2:30pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 4:30pm Papua New Guinea | 6:30pm Fiji






Background

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Drones are emerging into prominence in multifaceted environments and applications including military, societal, agricultural, environmental, disaster, infrastructure assessment, wild life monitoring missions and have also become an essential tool for demonstrating diverse industrial applications. Based on the Drone Industry Insights, by 2030, the combined drone market is projected to reach US$54.6 billion, driven by a steady Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.1%. Notably, the commercial drone sector is poised for even more rapid growth, with projections indicating a robust 7.7% CAGR. In contrast, the recreational counterpart is expected to exhibit a modest -0.3% CAGR. Due to the rising demand of UAVs in the industrial applications, the present TVET education and training system has to impart knowledge and skills in the field of UAVs to the education sectors. TVET is significantly contributing towards upskilling and training the educational systems by means of conducting various training programmes across the globe. There are many countries promoting UAV technologies.

It is also an imperative to provide valuable knowledge in the field of UAV because of the fact that they will play an inevitable role in futuristic missions. The UAV sector is creating significant career opportunities across different parts of the countries and real demand is still in the rise. As the UAV ecosystem expands, the real need of the hour training and skill development in the UAV domain is of utmost importance. The multidisciplinary aspects of UAV technology need to be shared for holistic understanding and making the stake holders of TVET sector to handle the complex real time industrial problems. The drone industry is looking for highly skilled drone pilots, technicians and engineers with comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge. It is essential to broaden the scope of knowledge into drone training for upskilling aviation industry requirements. Indeed, the industry specific skills and knowledge of drones for safe operations is of high demand. Learning the fundamentals of UAV technology and applying into the field leads can solve pertinent issues in the industries. With the advent of drone technology, UAVs are integrated with machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms and on-board processing capabilities are capable of precisely mapping natural features, performing reconnaissance and border surveillance as well.

UAVs integrated with various sensors including thermal imager, multispectral / hyperspectral imaging systems, LiDAR, Internet of Things (IoT), Non-Destructive Test (NDT) equipment and other advanced instruments are effectively utilized for collecting critical data for within the construction industry such as in the installation of long span bridges and elevated PROGRAM DESIGN: Drone Technology in TVET infrastructure and monuments. UAVs are capable to manoeuvre in challenging environments like caves, long tunnels, and disaster-prone regions for effective navigation. There are numerous applications that can be sought with the aid of UAVs. TVET educators have to impart knowledge on various applications of UAV and inculcate innovative paradigm of UAV technologies. They have to make necessary efforts to spearhead the technological aspects and skill sets of drones across the world. The use of drone technology is inevitable for the Industrial Revolution 5.0. By leveraging this technology for deploying in real time environments, cost effective autonomous missions can be achieved by integrating AI/ML technologies. The drones are the future air bus to carry passengers. Drones will have tremendous potential for a variety of business models that will create plethora of career opportunities for engineers and technicians. It is therefore, essential to explore the future technological aspects of drone in the TVET sector.

The program will focus on the following themes:

  • How can drone technology be inculcated in the TVET educational framework?
  • How can sustainable approaches and solutions be provided to industrial, societal, defence, environmental, agricultural and other multifaceted environments using drone technology?
  • How can the TVET participants be trained in developing their skills and knowledge in UAV technology?
  • What are the present and future prospects and job opportunities in drone technology?
  • How can the TVET skills and experience be enriched with the learning of drone technology?


Objectives

  • To classify and illustrate various types of UAVs;
  • To design UAV for specific payload and mission requirements;
  • To develop various UAV systems for industrial applications; and
  • To explore the performance characteristics of UAVs and solve industrial challenges with the aid of UAVs

Accreditation and Certification in achieving Quality Assured TVET

Date: February 26, 2024 - March 1, 2024 /
Program Type: In-Country Program /

Main Contents

Theme Papers & Presentations on the following:

  • Special Lecture: Benchmarking Quality Assurance of TVET Institutions
  • Theme Paper 1: Overview of TVET Quality Assurance System by NAVTTC
  • Presentation 1: A Decade of Institutional Accreditation Impac, on Pakistan TVET system with Benefits and Challenges
  • Presentation 2: Role of NAC Accreditation for uplifting TVET Regime in Pakistan
  • Theme Paper 2: Institutional Accreditation as Quality Assurance for TVET Institution operations & work Procedures
  • Theme Paper 3: Program Accreditation as Quality Assurance for Standard Programs
  • Theme Paper 4: Role of the Skills National Assessment and Certification System as a Quality Assurance System
  • Theme Paper 5: APACC for Accreditation and Certification of TVET Institutions in Asia Pacific Region

APACC Orientation Sessions

  • Class Session 1: Governance and Management (Criteria 1)
  • Class Session 2: Teaching and Learning (Criteria 2)
  • Class Session 3: Human Resources (Criteria 3) and Research and Development (Criteria 4)
  • Class Session 4: Image & Sustainability (Criteria 5) and Other Resources (Criteria 6)
  • Class Session 5: Support to Students ( Criteria 7)

Exercises and workshops on the following:

  1. Conduct a SWOT Analysis on the Institutional Quality Assurance
  2. Identification of Major Issues & Challenges in Maintaining a Quality Assurance System
  3. Workshop on Criteria 1 and 2
  4. Workshop on Criteria 3 and 4
  5. Workshop on Criteria 5 and 6
  6. Workshop on Criteria 7

Objectives

The participants are expected to:

  1. Understand the concept of Quality Assurance System
  2. Appreciate the need and importance of accreditation and certification of TVET programs and institutions to respond to the national, regional, and global labor market
  3. Understand the nature and significance of various criteria and parameters used for accreditation as a tool for improving the quality of TVET Institutions
  4. Comprehend the steps involved in the process of accreditation
  5. Prepare the documents needed for submission to accrediting agencies
  6. Create a discussion opportunity and experience sharing for the institute representatives aimed to exchange relevant information on how to enhance quality assurance offerings in TVET for their institute

Greening TVET for Sustainable Development

Date: January 29, 2024 - February 2, 2024 /
Program Type: In-Country Program /

Main Contents

To achieve the objectives set forth, the following strategies will be employed in a consultative manner:

Theme papers and presentations on the following:

  • Special Lecture: Greening TVET as an SDG 2030 Strategy: Current Concepts, Practices, and Future Agenda
  • Theme Paper 1: Importance of Green Skills in Sustainable Development
  • Theme Paper 2: Strategies and Practical Approaches for Greening Campuses
  • Theme Paper 3: Integrating Green Skills in the TVET Curriculum
  • Theme Paper 4: TVET Digitization for Global Competitiveness
  • Theme Paper 5: The Future of TVET with IR 4.0 to TVET 4.0
  • Theme Paper 6: Best Practices of Greening TVET in the Global Context

Workshops & Activities

  • Workshop 1: Conduct a SWOT Analysis of the Green TVET Institute Environment
  • Workshop 2: Identification of Major Issues and Challenges in Greening Campuses for Sustainable Development through PESTEL Analysis
  • Workshop 3: Prepare an action plan for the Integration of Green Skills in the TVET institute.

National Seminar on “Greening Skills for Sustainable Development”

  • Session 1: The Role of Education in Fostering Green Mindsets and Skills
  • Session 2: Circular Economy: Redefining Resource Efficiency
  • Session 3: Green Tech Startups: Catalyzing Innovation for a Sustainable Future
  • Session 4: Renewable Energy Transition: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Session 5: Smart Cities: Integrating Sustainability into Urban Planning
  • Session 5: Open Forum

Objectives

The overall objective of the Greening TVET for Sustainable Development training program is to maintain a green society through TVET professionals by empowering students with green knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The specific objectives of the program are to effectively and efficiently analyze emerging trends and challenges in greening TVET for sustainable development for the benefit of future generations.

The participants are expected to: