IPOH, Malaysia – Officials and heads of various polytechnic universities and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in Southeast Asia convene for the 5th SEAMEO Polytechnic Network Meeting, which runs today until 27 March 2019.
The annual meeting serves as a platform for TVET institutions to discuss and collaborate in the implementation of the cross-country TVET student exchange programme. Currently on its 4th offering, the programme aims to enhance the internationalization and partnership of TVET institutions and promote global competitiveness and 21st century skills of TVET students in Southeast Asia.
This year's meeting is hosted by the Department of Polytechnic and Community College Education, Ministry of Education, Malaysia and the Politeknik Ungku Omar, with the SEAMEO Secretariat as co-organizer.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), as SEAMEO's regional center for agriculture, is represented in the meeting by Ms. Adoracion T. Robles, Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Deputy Director for Administration, and Unit Head, Management Services; and Dr. Maria Monina Cecilia A. Villena, Program Head, Knowledge Management Department (KMD).