Invitation

Welcome to International Conference on “Skills for the Future World of Work and TVET for Global Competitiveness”

The International Conference on “Skills for the Future World of Work and TVET for Global Competitiveness” will take place at the end of July 2017 at the Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB), Dhaka, Bangladesh. The conference is jointly organizing by IDEB and Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC), Manila, Philippines.

The International Conference is being organized in Association with Ministry of Education (MoE) Government of Bangladesh, National Skills Development Council (NSDC) Where International Labour Organization (ILO), Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and Bangladesh Technical Education Board are the Co-partner of this Conference.

As we know, due to rapid change of technology almost 42 percent job nature will be changed within 10 (ten) years that is why the world will faced 42 percent shortage of skilled manpower. This international conference will addressed the future demand of skilled manpower and the acceleration process to ensure the demand based quality Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET). Indeed, socio-demographic changes, growing youth unemployment, persistent and widening inequalities both across and within countries, the increased interdependencies in all countries in a context of intensified economic integration, pressure of natural resources and associated climatic change as well as the pace of development of new information and communication technologies and the consequent production and circulation of knowledge, all pose important challenges to technical and vocational education and training, specially mid-level technical-managerial manpower. To transform TVET in an integrated manner, with policies and practices that are responding effectively to the economic, equity and transformational challenges. This situation is an emerging threat for sustaining economic growth for both developing and developed world.

This conference will share experience from both the developed and developing countries in the space of Skills and TVET and its role in sustainable socio-economic development and forecasting the future world of work. TVET & Skills for future world of work 2017 will bring together various stakeholders including academics, professionals, Government policy makers, bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations, development NGOs on issues that underpins both theoretical and practical thoughts and challenges of TVET and skill for future world of work.

We believe and hope this conference will contribute to develop new knowledge and replicable models that could be applicable to both develop and developing countries.

On behalf of the Conference Steering Committee, we are inviting the interested personnel, professionals, policy makers, officials for participation in the conference.

Interested persons are requested to include their name by online registration.

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Mr. AKMA Hamid

President, CEC, IDEB
and
Chairman,Steering Committee

International Conference on “Skills for the Future World of Work and TVET for Global Competitiveness”

www.ideb.org.bd
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Mr. Ramhari Lamichhane, PhD.

Director General, CPSC, Manila, Philippine
and
Co-Chairman,Steering Committee

International Conference on “Skills for the Future World of Work and TVET for Global Competitiveness”

www.cpsctech.org

Background

TVET defined by UNESCO as “those aspects of the educational process involving, in addition to general education, the study of technologies and related sciences and the acquisition of practical skills, attitudes, understanding and knowledge relating to occupation in various sectors of economic life”. TVET thus equips people not only with vocational skills, but with a broad range of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are recognized as indispensable for meaningful participation in work and life.

The word skill may be explained as the ability in the form of art, know-how, manoeuvre, strategy, tactic, expertise, competence, technique and practice usually involving cognitive, psychomotor and attitude for performing an activity in the prescribed manner for achieving desired output/outcome within a specific time.

The national standard classified skill workforce plays the key role in economic and social development of any country. Research findings and experiences of the fast developing and developed countries have demonstrated the lion’s share of contributions of the workforce come from the mid-level workforce. The well planned TVET is the main source of the mid-level workforce. In addition, the up-skilling and upgrading of the employed and upcoming workforce through national skill standard test is also a source of the mid-level workforce. In Malaysia with the introduction of the New Economic Model and Economic Transformation Programme, demand for skilled workforce was expected to outgrow supply. By 2020, an additional 3.3 million jobs will be created, of which 1.3 million will require TVET qualifications.

The Economic Modeling of Skills Demand Supply prepared for Australia by the Deloiettee Australia 02 November 2012 projected labour market demand for mid-level qualifications by 2025 will be about 50%. According to available data obtained through personal discussion the mid-level national standard classified workforce in Singapore has been found more than 50% in 2017. For the EU countries Skills Supply and Demand for the Medium-term forecast up to 2020 prepared by the CEDEFOP (European Centre for Development of Vocational Training) the demand of the mid-level standard classified workforce will be more than 51%.

In Bangladesh, the National Skill Development Council Secretariat (NSDCS) has been entrusted with the responsibility for execution of 14 (fourteen) key functions by the National Skill Development Policy (NSDP) 2011 within the frame of the National Skill Development Council Chaired by the Honourable Prime Minister with representation from the industries and concerned Ministries. The 1st phase action plan of the NSDCS has been implemented and the 2nd phase action plan has been approved by the Council on 4th October 2016. Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) has been entrusted by the NSDP with the responsibility for the implementation of National Technical Vocational Qualification Framework (NTVQF), one of the key functions of BSDP. By May 2017 the BTEB has tested 32,562 trainees as well as employed workforce and awarded NTVQF standard certification for a total of 20,742 in the skill levels of I to IV to the candidates through the Registered Training Organization (RTO) and Accredited Testing Centres(ATC) and the progress made is yet to gear up with the need of the employment market. Specially, with very low skill and comparative low productivity of the Bangladesh employed workforce as reported by the 7th FYP and BSB 17.

Based on the findings of analysis and synthesis of the 7th FYP focusing national standard classified workforce and research findings and experiences of the fast developing and developed countries “Build Skill Bangladesh for Emerging Bangladesh as Developed Nation” (BSB 17) has been developed for providing workforce enhanced skill leading to higher productivity and innovations. The book has been published jointly by the IDEB and the BTEB in February 2017 with ISBN: 978-984-34-2264-4 and already e-published by Amazan KDP. The book has been developed with recommendations in the three dimensions of the governance for implementation in three consecutive 5-year phases but the implementation period may extended from 15 to 18 years depending upon the availability of the resources and institutional and organizational capacity of the implementing agencies. According to the projection made by the book with the revision of the present NTVQF from 6 (six) levels to 10 (ten) levels of BQF (Bangladesh Qualification Framework) and transforming the employed workforce as per the revised national skill standard classification raising mid-level workforce to 45% of the total employed workforce at the end of the 1st phase by 2025 and this proportion of standard classified mid-level workforce should be 55% by the end the 2nd phase extending 5 to 7 years. With the continuation of the uninterrupted implementation, Bangladesh will emerge as the “Developed Nation” before completion of the 3rd phase extending 5 to 7 years.

Research findings and the experiences in the fast developing and developed countries have demonstrated that the skill development as the joint responsibility of the education and training programme and the industries to live and compete in the global competitive world with trends of continuously changing the job and occupational contents. This entails the need for extending cooperation and support in education and skill development among the developed and developing countries including development partners and professional organizations for sustainable development.

Within this framework to supplement the Government effort the country’s largest professional organisation, the Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB) has been working diligently with reputed organisations at home and abroad. As part of this mission, in 2015, a delegation of IDEB led by its President A K M A Hamid visited Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) in Manila, a regional organisation dedicated to human resources development specially focusing TVET. During the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed following discussions between high officials of the two organizations for the further promotion of TVET in Bangladesh. Under the MoU between IDEB and CPSC a three-day international conference on "Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) was organized for sustainable development, the first of its kind in Bangladesh, in Dhaka from April 30 to May 2, 2015 in cooperation with the Bangladesh Government,s Ministry of Education, Government of Canada and the World Bank. National Skill Development Council (NSDC), Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Technical Education Board (BTEB), International Labour Organisation (ILO) Dhaka Office and Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP) were the co-partners for the conference which was inaugurated by the Honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Apart from the host country Bangladesh, representatives from other CPSC member countries; Afghanistan, Bhutan, Fiji, India, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, England and Australia joined the conference. Other regional professional bodies such as SAARC Diploma Engineers representatives also attended to the conference. Representatives of development partners and international agencies based in Dhaka also attended the conference. TVET specialists from home and abroad made presentations in the different sessions of the conference.

Based on the encouraging responses of the participants from the CPSC member countries and success of the 1st joint conference in 2015 the IDEB and CPSC has planned to organize the 2nd such conference jointly in Bangladesh on the theme “Skills for the Future World of Work and TVET for Global Competitiveness” in July 2017.

The general objective of the conference

General objective evolves with logical direction in order to draw up precise statement of specific objectives leading to the achievement of the purpose of the conference. Each of the specific objectives usually needs presentation with relevant content along with explanation for achievement. The purpose is embedded in the rationale explaining why and how the conference will be organized whereas the background presents the findings from the relevant research and experiences along with recommendations identifying knowledge gaps in the relevant area for which the conference has been planned.

The general objective of this conference envisages to establish a TVET network for encouraging exchange of experiences and research findings and innovations among the participating countries including CPSC member states for mutual benefit and sustainable development.

The specific objectives are to:

  • continue the CPSC support for further strengthening the co-operation among member countries for organizing such conferences and the proposed TVET network.
  • bring researchers, practitioners, educationists, entrepreneurs, innovators, employers and policy makers to a common platform for formulating policy and future direction for TVET.
  • exchange the relevant findings of research, experiences and innovations among the CPSC member countries and engage in joint research on selected theme
  • examine the performances of TVET institutions in respect of programme implementation and adequacy and quality of the living and non-living inputs
  • examine the present skill requirements and future skill shortages with the changing job contents for facing the challenges of the upcoming policy and new technology in the global competitive market.
  • exchange the best practices and models among TVET stakeholders in participating countries for sustainable development of the nations
  • formulate policy recommendations for Building Skills Bangladesh for emerging the country as developed nation before 2041

Conference Theme

There will be around 6 (six) selected presentations given below with the brief outline of the possible areas and explanation as guidance for the Resource Persons to prepare and deliver in the respective sessions of the conference

# Presentation Brief outline of the content areas

(May include but not limited to)

1 TVET Governance and Capacity building Strategies
  • Legislation of Acts for education and training
  • Education and training policy focusing TVET and skill development
  • Institutional, organizational and delivery dimensions of education and training governance
  • Institutional and organizational capacity strengthening for TVET and skill development
2 TVET for Global Competitiveness
  • Skill shortage Worldwide
  • International Standard Classification of Occupation
  • Quality assurance in TVET for global mobility of skilled workforce
  • TVET and skill development for Safe Migration
3 Research, Innovation and Pedagogy for Quality assurance of TVET
  • Research and Innovation areas for Skill and TVET
  • Skills and workforce/ labour forecasting for the future world of work
  • Teachers Qualification for TVET
  • Pedagogy requirements for curriculum development and effective teaching learning
  • Digital teaching learning in borderless world
  • Jobs automation and skills migration worldwide
4 Socio-Economic Development through Repositioning TVET and skill development
  • TVET popularization strategies
  • Financing of TVET and skill development
  • Building skill culture for Growth Acceleration
  • Gender equity and inclusiveness in TVET for achieving SDG
  • Entrepreneurship for TVET graduate
  • Role of professional organization for developing TVET and Skills.
5 Quality Assurance in Technical Education
  • Course and Institute Accreditation for TVET and skills development
  • Ensuring quality TVET and skill development
  • Strategies for monitoring TVET and skills development
  • Student Assessment system for quality Assurance
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
6 Industry and institution linkage for Matching Qualifications with Occupation
  • Industry-Institute Linkage for TVET and skill development
  • Capacity strengthening of selected representatives from the industries for the development of the standard classified occupations
  • Matching educational qualification with the 0ccupational demand
  • Establishing Skills Data System for supporting planning at all levels and curriculum updating
  1. Conference declaration agreed
  2. The TVET Network established
  3. Conference Report with Recommendation
  4. Compendium booklet / Proceedings / Journal incorporating accepted papers
  5. Way out for emerging Bangladesh as a developed nation before 2041

Call for Paper

Esteemed Scholar,

IDEB-CPSC is going to organize an International Conference on “Skills for the Future World of Work and TVET for Global Competitiveness” at Dhaka, Bangladesh. The conference invites researchers, practitioners, educationists, entrepreneurs, Industrialist, innovators, employers and policy makers to participate to present paper manuscript from the following sub-theme related to the theme of the conference.

Her Excellency, Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has kindly consented to inaugurate the conference and will be present as Chief Guest in the inaugural session on 27 July’17 at 10.00 AM.

The conference will be organized in association with Ministry of Education (MoE) Government of Bangladesh, National Skills Development Council Secretariat (NSDCS). The International Labour Organization (ILO), Dhaka, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) are the Co-partner of this Conference.

The general objective of this conference envisages to build a TVET network for encouraging to exchange experiences and research findings and innovations among the participating developing & developed countries including CPSC member states for mutual benefit and sustainable development to face the future challenges of skill shortage in the world.

The Resource Person of the conference will be policy makers, researchers, practitioners, educationists, entrepreneurs, innovators and employers from different sector of the economy for making presentation on the requested area.

# Sub-Theme Brief outline of the content areas

(May include but not limited to)

1 TVET Governance and Capacity building Strategies
  • Education and Skills Development Policies
  • Acts and Legislation for TVET
  • Institutional and organizational dimensions of TVET governance
  • Institutional and organizational capacity building for TVET
2 TVET for Global Competitiveness
  • Skill shortage Worldwide
  • International Standard Classification of Occupation
  • Qualification Framework
  • Quality assurance in TVET for global mobility of skilled workforce
  • Mapping Skills Qualification
  • TVET for Safe Migration
3 Research, Innovation and Pedagogy for quality TVET
  • Research and Innovation arena for Skills and TVET
  • Skills and labour forecasting for the future world
  • Teachers Qualification for TVET
  • Pedagogy requirements for curriculum development and effective teaching
  • Digital teaching-learning in borderless world
  • Jobs Automation and skills migration worldwide
4 Socio-Economic Development through Repositioning TVET and professional Integration
  • TVET popularization strategies
  • Financing to TVET
  • Building Skill Culture for Growth Acceleration
  • Gender equity and Inclusiveness in TVET for achieving SDG
  • Entrepreneurship for TVET graduate
  • Green TVET for Sustainability
  • Role of professional organization for developing TVET and Skills.
5 Quality Assurance in Technical Education
  • Course and Institute Accreditation for Technical Education
  • Implementing issues of quality Technical Education
  • Strategies for monitoring Technical Education
  • Student Assessment system for quality Assurance
  • Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL)
6 Industry-Institute Linkage for employers expectation: Matching Qualifications with Occupation
  • Industry-Institute Linkage for TVET programs
  • Transforming academic courses to skills qualification.
  • Matching Educational Qualification with the Occupational demand
  • Skills Data system and Employment support.

We welcome all research and study contributions of significant value in the areas of Skills and TVET. The papers should be submitted through the following email address.

Email:

secretariat@tvetintconfbd.org

tvet.secretariat@gmail.com

presidentideb@gmail.com

The abstract and paper submission guideline:

Abstract :

Abstract & short CV will be written in the following format.

Word processor-MS Word, Maximum- 250 words, Font –New Times Roman, Font size-12, Line Spacing-1.2, Short CV (not more than 200 words) with Passport size Picture

Full Paper :

Full paper will be written in the following format

Word processor-MS Word, Maximum- 4500 words, Font –New Times Roman, Font size-12, Line Spacing 1.2 For details please visit the Conference website: www.tvetintconfbd.org

Previous Date Extended Date
Abstract Submission 2 July 2017 8 July 2017
Acceptance Notification 7 July 2017 12 July 2017
PPT Submission 15 July 2017 16 July 2017
Full paper submission Deadline 20 July 2017 20 July 2017
Conference Dates 27 to 29 July 2017 27 to 29 July 2017

We hope your paper submission and we request forwarding of this email to your friends/students.

Md. Jahangir Alam
Convener
Conference Planning Execution & Paper Review Committee
Email: mjalam09@gmail.com
Cell: +880 1716963935
Dr. Md. Shah Alam Majumder
Member Secretary
Conference Planning Execution & Paper Review Committee
Email: ehlam1999@gmail.com
Cell: +880 1815424855
Engr. Md. Enamul Haque
Member Secretary
Conference Secretariat
IDEB Bhaban, Level-8, Room No.: 807, 160/A, Kakrail, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
Email: tvet.secretariat@gmail.com
Email:secretariat@tvetintconfbd.org
Phone: +880-2-9352244
Phone: +880-2-8354488 (Ext. 207)

Registration Process

Registration are closed

# Participant Fee
1 Local Personal Participant ( For all working session) Taka- 2,000.00
2 Foreign Participant ( For all working session) US$- 100.00 (BDT 8,500)
3 Local Student/ Research Scholar (working session only) BDT- 1500.00
4 Local Industry/Institute Representative (For all working session) BDT- 10,000.00
5 Foreign Industry Representative( For all working session) US$- 200.00
6 IDEB Member Engineer (For all working session) BDT- 1,000.00
Note Registration fee is exempted for Invited Resource Person
  • Conference Kit (note pad, pen, bag, souvenir,, name tag).
  • Tea/Coffee and Lunch for all session.
  • Welcome Dinner (Each Person BDT 1500.00)
  • Farewell Dinner (Each Person BDT 1500.00)
Registration fee should be deposited by electronic Bank Transfer.
Bank Name AB Bank
Account Name IDE, Bangladesh
Address: 82, Kakrail, Ramna, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Branch Name Islami Banking Branch, Kakrail
Account No. 4027-136000148
Bank Code 4027
SWIFT Code ABBL BDDH003

Conference Detail

First Day

Inaugural ceremony and a brief outline on the objective of the conference including main aspects of the Build Skills Bangladesh (BSB). 3 (three) sessions will be used for presentations on the identified areas by the selected Resource Persons from national and regional countries followed a welcome dinner in the evening.

27 to 29 July 2017

IDEB Premises, 160/A VIP Road, Kakrail. Dhaka, Bangladesh

Visa & Accommodation

Participants from abroad are requested to contact organizers for an invitation letter on submission of RAL to apply for seeking Bangladesh Visa. Necessary help will be extended to registered participants to avoid delay in getting visa.

Advance booking for accommodation in the Guest House will be arranged on request. Accommodation in premium hotels mentioned below may be booked online by the delegates directly.

Hotels in Dhaka

RADISSON BLU DHAKA WATER GARDEN
Airport Road, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka 1206, Bangladesh
Phone: +880 2 983 4555
Fax: +880 2 983 4554 / 983 4504
Email: sales.dhaka@radisson.com
www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-dhaka
Hotel Sarina
Plot #27, Road #17, Banani C/A, Dhaka 1213
Phone: +88 02 9821111
Email: sales@sarinahotel.com
www.sarinahotel.com
Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka
107 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh
Phone:+880 2 5502 8008
Phone: +880 2 912 8008
www.panpacific.com

Hotel Purbani International
1, Dilkusha C/A, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
Phone: +88-02-9552229
Fax: +88-02-9562313
Email:Email: info@hotelpurbaniltd.com
www.hotelpurbaniltd.com

Regional Program

# Regional Program Title Action
1 CPSC-DTE-IDEB Regional Program view

Contact us

Conference Secretariat

Institution of Diploma Engineers (IDEB) Dhaka, Bangladesh
160/A, Kakrail, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
Phone: +880 2-8391981
Email: presidentideb@gmail.com
Email: gs.ideb.cec@gmail.com
Colombo Plan Staff collage (CPSC), Manila, Philippines
Building Block C, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City 1600, Metro Manila Philippines.
Phone: (+632) 631-0991 to 95
Fax: (+632) 631-0996, (+632) 633-8425
Email: cpsc@cpsctech.org

Contact Person

In Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Engr. Md. Enamul Haque
Member Secretary
Conference Secretariat
Office:
Level - 8, Room No: 807, IDEB Bhaban
160/A, Kakrail VIP Road
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Email: enamul_com@yahoo.com
Email: secretariat@tvetintconfbd.org
Email: tvet.secretariat@gmail.com
Phone:Cell: +8801912006617
Phone:Cell: +88028391981

In Manila, Philippines

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Ms. Casey Alvarez
Training Officer
Email: cbalvarez@cpsctech.org
Email:cpsctdd@cpsctech.org
Phone:(+63-2) 6310991
Fax: (+63-2) 6310996