Developing Generic Skills for Employment Mobility

17-18/ICPTHA |
29 Jan. - 2 Feb. 2018, Thailand |
In-Country Program |

| Program Focus |

Generic skills have emerged as an important component of employability skills, which enable an individual to become and remain employable over lifetime and to lead a happy and prosperous life. This aspect of human resource development has become equally important in this era, when wage employment prospects have become meager. Generic and soft skills are being required to be developed in TVET in many countries for enhancing employability as well as employment mobility and self-confidence of human resources. It is believed that TVET policy in Thailand implies this move as well. Generic work related skills belong to emerging critical skills as they enable people to adapt to various situations of work besides job specific requirements. These are also considered as transferable skills that are a critical factor in the holistic development of students, thus it is important that the curriculum, teaching and learning resources are provided on this matter, and TVET officers are made aware of the importance of the generic skills or soft skills in the holistic development of the learners.

| Objectives |

The objectives of the ICP are to:

  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding, awareness and explain the need for teaching and learning the generic skills (soft skills) in TVET
  • Complement hard skills with non-technical skills
  • Explain the purpose of generic skills for employment mobility
  • Enable students of TVET to be employment-oriented and enhance their competencies as well as their transferable skills
  • Enhance basic knowledge on various generic competencies needed in the employment landscape mobility
  • Design a suitable generic competency program for TVET teachers and students

| Key Components |

The main contents of the program are:

  • Lectures
  • Theme Paper Presentations
  • Experiential Learning
  • System Development Planning

| Target group |

60 officers, teachers, trainers and staff from 23 Vocational Education Institutes in Thailand and representatives from OVEC

| Collaborating Partner |

Office of the Vocational Education Commission - Ministry of Education