Creating a Culture of Quality and Excellence in TVET through Regional Accreditation

17-21 April 2017, Malaysia
In-Country Program

| Program Focus |

There is a growing demand for recognition of TVET institutional qualification across borders due to a large number of emerging factors such as increasing economic globalization, significant migration flows, increasing labor market opportunities for the highly skilled, and the growth in the international trade and services. As the demand gets bigger, the quantity of TVET sectors increases to be able to service and supply the emerging markets. However, effectiveness and quality must not be compromised to be able to sustain the growth and development TVET is experiencing specially in the region. To answer this concern, various initiatives have been established, such as the development of an effective TVET system thru accreditation and certification of such institutions. This sets quality systems standard of TVET institutions that promotes exchange and recognition of standards and criteria through various regions and areas. There are a number of models in place in different parts of the world, but cooperative regional work is also needed, looking at the diversity in the Asia Pacific Region. The essence is to provide education and training of quality and encourage all to aspire for excellence. TVET administrators and managers are required to bring innovations in educational policies and processes, and their firm implementations amidst building TVET excellence through a well-structured accreditation system.

| Objectives |

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the need and importance of standards, quality and accreditation relative to the national, Regional and global labor market;
  2. Comprehend the need and importance of regional accreditation;
  3. Gain insights on APACC accreditation as a continuous improvement approach to organizational excellence in TVET;
  4. Develop an action plan for creating positive and enhanced effectiveness of TVET
  5. Prepare the TVET institutions for APACC accreditation

| Key Components |

The main contents of the program are:

  1. Lectures
  2. Theme paper presentations;
  3. Experiential learning
  4. System development planning

| Target group |

25 APACC officers involved or in charge of APACC accreditation of polytechnics in Malaysia

| Collaborating Partner |

Department of Polytechnic Education, Malaysia