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Posted:21 Mar 2018
3rd SEAMEO Polytechnic Network Meeting

Main website: http://seatvet.seameo.org/news/20

1. Background

To promote the internationalisation of TVET institutions and leverage the global competitiveness and 21st century skills of TVET students in Southeast Asian countries, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in collaboration with Ministries of Education and related Ministries and TVET institutions in Southeast Asia developed the SEAMEO Polytechnic Network in April 2016 as part of SEA-TVET Consortium. The network aims to enhance internationalisation and partnership of TVET institutions (colleges, polytechnics and university of technologies) in the region through cross-country internship placement programme and other collaborations.

With the agreement of participating TVET institutions at the 2nd SEAMEO Polytechnic Network Meeting on 10 October 2017 in Chiangmai, Thailand, the 1st batch of SEA-TVET Student Internship Exchange had been successfully implemented with participation of 55 TVET students from 12 TVET institutions in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The internship period is for 30 days from 8 January to 5 February; and 20 January to 18 February 2018. The participating students were the students from Diploma, Higher Diploma and TVET Bachelor who are studying in Engineering, IT, Hospitality, Business, Food Technology, Agriculture, and IT. (Details of the 1st batch: http://seatvet.seameo.org/news/19)

To evaluate the 1st batch of SEA-TVET Student Internship Exchange Programme, and identify commitments and implementation steps among participating institutions, the SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with the Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya (PENS) will organise the 3rd SEAMEO Polytechnic Network Meeting: Implementation for the 2nd Batch of SEA-TVET Student Internship Exchange and SEA-TVET 3-2-1 Dual Programme on 5-6 April 2018 at the PENS, Surabaya, Indonesia.


2. Objectives of the Meeting

  1. To share and learn the successful practices of student internship exchange from the participating institutions

  2. To review and evaluate the implementation of the 1st batch of the SEA-TVET student internship exchange and identify the improvement and action plan for the 2nd batch of SEA-TVET student internship exchange to be implemented in August-September 2018. To explore the possible model and implementation process of SEA-TVET 3-2-1 Dual Programme.


3. Participants

It is expected that the meeting will be attended by approximately 100 participants who are 50 international representatives and 50 local representatives who are management level (Director, Deputy Director, Head of Programme, Head of International Relations, Head of Academic Affairs and others) from TVET Colleges, Polytechnics, Universities of Technology in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries.

The participating TVET institutions should provide Diploma/Higher Diploma, and TVET Bachelor in the following priority areas.

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Mechatronics/Electronics and Manufacturing

  • IT/ Informatics

  • Agriculture/ Animal Science

  • Food Technology

  • Business

  • Others as agreed by participating institutions


4. Expected Outcomes

  • Experiences and lessons learned are shared for future improvement of student internship exchange programme.

  • Details of implementation plan for the 2nd batch of SEA-TVET Student Internship Exchange such as timeline, study areas, budgeting, programme structure, duration, preparation, evaluation & report, and certification for student exchange are agreed among the participating institutions.

  • An agreement on the 2nd batch of SEA-TVET student internship exchange are signed between institutions

  • Agreements on the model and implementation process for SEA-TVET 3-2-1 Dual Programme