About the Conference
In the last few years, much has been happening in the area of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region. One of the salient developments is that many countries have placed TVET as mainstream education. Initiative to increase the number of enrollment at secondary level is of the indications that TVET is gaining attention and popularity. Considering that TVET graduates will be in the frontline of future workforces is vital particularly by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to sustain economic, cultural, and environmental development. This development is also in line with the regional initiative of ASEAN Integration whereby economic, cultural and political aspirations are highlighted. For SEAMEO VOCTECH as the regional centre for technical and vocational education and training, it was timely to organize this conference with a general theme of Ensuring Greater Impact of TVET for Sustainable Development. The conference offers plenary and parallel sessions to provide opportunities for researchers, lecturers, and policy makers to share recent findings and innovation, best practices, and policies relevant to vocational and technical education.