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May 29, 2019

CPSC Partners with Singapore for a 5-Day Joint Training Program

Official photo courtesy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore. A total of 38 school participants, 16 are which from CPSC member countries, attended the Joint Training Program on “Technical Vocational Education and Training…
May 21, 2019

Nepalese TVET Officials Attend a 5-Week Customized Program on Enhancing Qualification Systems and Competency Standards

Fifteen (15) officials from the National Skills Testing Board (NSTB) of Nepal is being hosted by Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) in Manila, Philippines from May 6, 2019 until June 7, 2019 for the immersion on the Philippine…
May 17, 2019

Regional Program in China Trains TVET Teachers on Green Skills and New Economy for Sustainable Development

For two years in a row, the Colombo Plan Staff College and the Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZJTIE) successfully organized a regional program in the city of Hangzhou from April 29-May 10, 2019. The program involved…
May 01, 2019

CPSC Invites Member Country Representatives for the Regional Program on Sustainable Skills and Employability through TVET

A total of 22 participants were in CPSC’s headquarters in Manila from April 22-26, 2019 to attend the Regional Program on Sustainable Skills and Employability through TVET. TVET officers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Malaysia,…
Apr 22, 2019

In-Country Program on Skills for Youth Employability through Industry Linkages held in Nepal

A total of 29 participants from both the public and private sector were in the Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI) in Kathmandu, Nepal from April 8-12, 2019 to attend the In-Country Program on Skills for Youth…
Apr 11, 2019

Bhutanese TVET Officials Oriented by CPSC on the Role of Accreditation in Achieving Quality-Assured TVET Programs

Through the years, The Royal Government of Bhutan has made considerable progress towards setting up of a modern TVET and recognized its significance as one of the strategies to facilitate socio-economic growth and accorded…

Featured Papers and Presentations

14 August 2017 3293

Green TVET for a Sustainable Future

Author: Ramhari Lamichhane, PhD & Rae Emmanuel Echaveria The paper explores the possibilities of re-orienting TVET to meet the needs of a more environmental and sustainable future. Being considered as the ‘master key” to promote lifelong training and address…
10 July 2017 1028

TVET and Academic Education: A Blurring Distinction- New Opportunities for the Future

Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series (STEPS) Vol. 3 TVET and Academic Education: A Blurring Distinction- New Opportunities for the Future Authors:Shyamal Majumdar Head UNESCO-UNEVOC Bonn, Germany Volker Rein Senior Research Associate Federal…
15 June 2017 2943

Emerging Trends in Industry-Institution Linkages in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: Ramhari Lamichhane, PhD The presentation focuses on the trends in the labor market that will specifically enlighten the audience on the strength and challenges of the Industry-Institution linkages in the region. It discusses the benefits of the…



Training Manual on Technopreneurship

Author: Dr. Romulita Alto

This training manual is a document geared towards the facilitation of training activities related to technopreneurship and entrepreneurship.

The contents present the fundamentals as well as the modern concepts in a simplified and easily understood fashion how a training program be conducted in TVET on the abovementioned area that is becoming a popular endeavor in a growing economic society.

In keeping with modernized training programs, the material begins with the training plan, methods that can be used in the training, and progresses to the design and components of a program book, conduct of a program, course evaluation and up until the closing of the program.



Quality TVET in Asia Pacific Region: National Vocational Qualification Systems of CPSC Member Countries

This valued publication entitled: “Quality TVET in Asia Pacific Region: National Vocational Qualification Systems of CPSC Member Countries” is a product of the collective efforts of CPSC country agencies and representatives who participated in the International Program on Sharing and Learning of National Vocational Qualifications Systems (NVQS) held in the Mirabel Resort in Dhulikel, Nepal from March 6 until 10, 2017.

The compilation of country papers and presentations from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand aim to serve as a reference material to the policy makers, academics, professionals and practitioners in their pursuits to understand the variety of qualification systems in the region.



Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series (STEPS)
Volume 3, 2017

Now on its third volume, the Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series (STEPS) is a testament of CPSC’s continued effort to provide a venue for researchers and administrators to showcase their expertise in the field of TVET. Six authors from India, Malaysia, Philippines and Kenya, as well as from our organizational partner, UNESCO-UNEVOC, went through an arduous process of submitting and editing their manuscripts to conform to the highest academic and research standards that we expect for a journal like STEPS.


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Research in TVET Made Easy

The book was first launched and published in 2009 and had been widely used by TVET institutions since its launching. The book is about the practical and systematic way of doing research with emphasis on TVET-oriented topics and problems. The guidebook is intended for use by teachers, budding and professional researchers and those involved in planning or undertaking research activities as well as teaching methodical foundation for conducting actual researches.


Special Feature

Independence Day (Filipino: Araw ng Kasarinlan; also Araw ng Kalayaan, lit. "Day of Freedom") is an annual national holiday in the Philippines observed on 12 June, commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on 12 June 1898. It is the country's National Day. The day of celebration of war and love varied throughout the nation's history.

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March 26 marks the commemoration of the Independence day of Bangladesh (Bengali:স্বাধীনতা দিবস Shwadhinata Dibôsh). It commemorates the country's declaration of independence from Pakistan on late hours of 25 March 1971.

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Sri Lanka's Independence Day is celebrated on 4th of February to commemorate its internal political independence from British rule on that day in 1948.

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