Join major vocational education players at Asia-Pacific online forum

Kiwi educators and leaders are invited to participate in the inaugural Asia Pacific Technical and Vocational Education and Training Forum this month.

Education New Zealand is bringing several organisations together for the event to be held online across two days. It says, “The key intent of the forum is “Bringing us together” in a travel-restricted Covid environment to grow connections and a community of knowledge in technical and vocational education. The Forum will offer Government to Government (G2G), Business to Business (B2B) and System to System content streams – ‘bringing us together’ for a cross-system conversation.”

Te Pūkenga, NZQA, Adecco and Hewlett-Packard are among the organisations involved in the free event, which will be held in ‘a state-of-the-art virtual environment’ across Friday 5 November and Friday 12 November, with networking opportunities and mini-sessions to encourage further sharing of ideas.

Speakers include:

  • Hon Chris Hipkins – Minister of Education, New Zealand
  • Stephen Town – Chief Executive, Te Pūkenga
  • Grant Klinkum – Chief Executive, New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • Marc Gomes – Group Senior VP and Head of Training, ADECCO Global (Zurich)
  • Carl Hansen – Technical Consultant, Hewlett-Packard
  • Professor Margarita Pavlova – Director UNESCO – UNEVOC
  •  Professor Christina Hong – President of THEi (Technical and Higher Education Institute), the Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
  • WorldSkills Champions Trust – Panel of WorldSkills APAC Champions
  • Srinivas Reddy, Chief of the Skills and Employability Branch of ILO

Topics include:

  • Digital transformation
  • Environmental sustainability
  • The future of skills recognition and credentials
  • The modern-day apprenticeship
  • Skills and training partnerships between institutions and companies
  • Upskilling, reskilling and lifelong learning
  • Youth employment.

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