High Officials meeting on SEA-TVET

'Working Together Towards Harmonisation and Internationalisation'


October 2015


The High Officials meeting on SEA-TVET aimed to strengthen the network of national Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policymakers and practitioners in the South East Asian region, synergise efforts for ASEAN integration and prioritise areas of development and strategies for TVET, especially with respect to harmonisation and internationalisation.

It was co-organised by the Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC) Thailand, the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) and British Council, and was attended by high officials responsible for technical vocational education and training in eight countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand. In addition, a total of 65 people from SEAMEO Associate Member countries, Affiliate Member and Partner Countries, organisations and institutions were invited to attend, along with more than 150 vocational education officials who attended the proceedings.

This final report outlines the main discussions from the conference.