Industry-Academic Collaborations and Partnership

11-15 December 2016, Bangladesh
In-Country Program

| Program Focus |

The industry and private sector plays a vital role in the advancement of the educational system in most developed and developing countries. Their cooperation and partnership, together with the public sector, has been widely realized as a great advantage in improving the development and management of educational institutions, most especially in TVET. The contribution in partnership is now recognized as an essential requirement in training and developing the right kind of technical workforce necessary for sustaining and promoting faster industrial and economic growth.

To guarantee success and minimize risk, it is essential that the project be rigorously planned and the partners negotiate an agreement that is mutually acceptable and optimally conducive to a successful project or program to enhance the quality and relevance of education and training towards sustainable development in TVET. Thus, it is imperative to organize training programs for all the stakeholders and raise their awareness and knowledge of approaches & innovation, the best practices and models in Industry-Institution Linkages.

| Objectives |

The objectives of this In-Country Program are to:

  • Understand the basic concept and principle of Industry-Institution linkages (IIL)
  • Comprehend innovative models and approaches of IIL in TVET
  • Appreciate best practices and approaches on IIL in TVET
  • Prepare an action plan for strengthening Industry-Institutions linkages

| Key Components |

The main contents of the program are:

  • Special lectures
  • Theme papers and presentations from local and international industry and institution experts
  • Action plan conception and development incorporating IIL

| Target group |

Principals/managers and teachers of polytechnic institutes, technical schools and colleges under the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and Officials of Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB)

| Collaborating Partner |

Directorate of Technical Education, Bangladesh