PUJA President: Panel speaker for SEA-TVET workshop

Categories: Council
Author: PASB
November 18, 2019

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**This article was written and posted on the website's "Current Affairs" section on October 18, 2019

The President of Pertubuhan Ukur, Jurutera dan Arkitek (PUJA) Brunei, Yang Berhormat FDr. Ar. Dayang Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman was recently invited as the panel speaker for the two-day Southeast Asian Technical and Vocational Education and Training (SEA-TVET) Regional High-Level Workshop in Ha Long, Vietnam.  

Conducted on the 14th and 15th October, 2019, the workshop entitled “Human Resources Development for a Fast-Changing World” was co-organised by three parties; the Vietnam Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), ASEAN Secretariat and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Regional Cooperation Programme to Improve the Quality and Labour Market Orientation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (RECOTVET). 

Also present was PUJA Council’s General Member and member of Regional Working Group “Business & Industry Cooperation in TVET”; Ir. Awang Bahrin bin Mohammad, who presented a paper entitled “Future ASEAN Agenda for TVET” in the previous SEA-TVET 5th High Official Meeting earlier in September. 

Speaking under the Business and Industry Panel, which focused on the topic “The World is Changing Fast”, the President was joined by other panel members: Vicario Reinaldo (Program Manager at the Office of the CTO, GO-JEK, Indonesia); Phan Manh Dan (Chief People Officer of FPT Software Company Limited, Vietnam); Van Vuonb Nguyen Kim (General Manager at the National Training HUB SEA1, Mercedes-Benz, Thailand); and Nguyen Phuong Mai (Managing Director of Navigos Search, Vietnam)

Several other matters were also discussed throughout the workshop; including green skills and green jobs, informal economy, digital competencies and the platform economy, labour markets and TVET systems, labour mobility, as well as public-private cooperation. 

With the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, motions have been raised emphasizing the “importance of appropriate policy responses” and the need for ASEAN to “capitalise on [the] young, educated and technology-savvy population to help boost the region’s economic growth and prosperity” since the 31st ASEAN Summit in 2017. Numerous studies on the role of human resources for “Industry 4.0” have also emphasized the distinguished roles of business, industry, as well as ASEAN member states to realise the potentials and mitigate the risks of economic transformation due to technological innovation.The event, therefore, served as a step towards providing guidance and invigorating efforts to cultivate well-trained Human Resources for the region in light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and rapid technological advancement.

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