Project Title

APEC Skills Development Capacity Building Alliance (ASD-CBA): Fostering Connected APEC through Upskilling 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

HRD 01 2017T 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

HRD 01 2017T 

Project Title

APEC Skills Development Capacity Building Alliance (ASD-CBA):  Fostering Connected APEC through Upskilling 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

TILF Special Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2017 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

100,000 

Co-funding Amount

112,280 

Total Project Value

212,280 

Sponsoring Forum

Human Resource Development Working Group (HRDWG) 

Topics

Human Resources Development 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chinese Taipei 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Thailand; United States; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

01/11/2017 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

Tsai Meng-Liang 

Job Title 1

CBN Coordinator 

Organization 1

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor 

Postal Address 1

8F, South Tower, 439, Zhongping Rd, Xinzhuang District, New Taipei 24219 

Telephone 1

886-2 89956021 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

kyliao@wda.gov.tw 

Project Proponent Name 2

Liao Kuei-Yen 

Job Title 2

CBN Deputy Coordinator 

Organization 2

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor 

Postal Address 2

8F, South Tower, 439, Zhongping Rd, Xinzhuang District, New Taipei 24219 

Telephone 2

886-2 89956021 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

aarond@wda.gov.tw 

Declaration

Tsai Meng-Liang and Liao Kuei-Yen 

Project Summary

Responding to Osaka Action Agenda, 2016 Leaders’ Declaration, HRDMM6 Action Plan 2015-2018, 2016 AMM Joint Statement, 2015-2025 Connectivity Blueprint, this project aims to promote Capacity Building on Skills Development, aiming to “enhance people-to-people connectivity”, “foster human capital development” and “promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation.”

This project, as the next stage of ASD-CBA initiative, upholding APEC labor mobility and regional integration, will i) launch the “Seed Trainer Upskilling Program” on Tourism training curriculum as a manifestation of APEC Tourism Occupational Standards Framework (OSF) Application, where Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) trainers shall be trained in delivery of training programs based on the APEC occupational standards; and ii) host APEC OSF development forums to consider the next stages of the APEC occupational standards framework following consideration of the concept by Human Resource Development Ministers at their 2018 meeting.

This project provides a platform to SMEWG, PPWE, TWG, ABAC, EC, Leading MNCs (e.g. Siemens, Cisco), international organizations, high-level officials, training providers and instructors for cross-fora and PPP collaboration to strengthen inclusiveness for fostering an integrated Asia-Pacific.

Relevance

Under the trend of globalization and digitalization, machineries and artificial intelligence are evolving in an unprecedented pace, and thus APEC economies are facing increasing workforce mobility, skilled workforce shortage and skillset mismatches. There is a growing awareness across APEC of the need to equip the workforce with 21st century skillsets and for mutual recognition on training standard frameworks as well as the use of technology and liaisons to facilitate free flow of skillsets mobility and knowledge among member economies.

The 2015-2016 Leaders’ Declarations recognized the need of developing human capital. In addition, APEC 2017 theme and the priorities also recognize the importance of cultivating workforce equipped with suitable skillsets to become competitive and innovative workers, eventually generating a sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth for the APEC Region. This project echoing to APEC missions maintains a substantive focus on building the capacity of developing economies to move from labor-intensive, low value-added economies to knowledge-intensive, high value-added economies. This project will take the initiative, building on the previous achievement of ASD-CBA project, where we have established physical training facility, ASD-CBA Institute (ASD-CBAI), by carrying out “Seed Trainer Upskilling Program,” targeting vocational instructors and providing skill-oriented training agenda on APEC Tourism Occupational Standards, to encourage skill exchanges, and in turn to bring upskilling and employability of young, women and MSME workers in the digital age. In addition, cross-fora and PPP collaboration is crucial to the success of this project. To support skills development and enhancement, multiple shareholders including SMEWG, PPWE, TWG, ABAC, EC, Leading MNCs (e.g. Siemens, Cisco), international organizations (e.g. UN, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Labor Organization (ILO) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), World Skills International (WSI)), high-level officials, training providers and instructors will be engaged and involved to help promote best practices, information sharing and strengthen upskilling in Asia-Pacific.

The Project will benefit the whole region by disseminating knowledge, sharing experiences, facilitating connectivity between institutes, projects and people and enhancing skillsets mobility through workshops, dialogues and study camps. This proposal to launch a capacity building and upskilling program under the APEC framework is one of the concrete actions to develop and invest in human capitals.

This project supports Rank 1 criteria: “Projects that demonstrate a direct link to promoting regional economic integration via free and open trade and investment” as it aims to:

1) “Strengthen innovation capacities and competitiveness of MSMEs” ­­through assisting MSME workers to be equipped with 21st century skillsets by providing quality and up-to-date TVET service.  

2)  Develop human capital with “cooperation on education, skills development, science and technology and capacity building and alignment of education and training to the regional labor market needs and youth employment” through organizing seminars, workshops and study camps to develop the best practices of training and upskilling in digital ages.

3) Facilitate “physical, institutional and people-to-people connectivity” through the establishment, coordination and enforcement of the ASD-CBA platform.

Objectives

Ÿ1)  To provide quality skills training to trainers and instructors by launching Seed Trainer Upskilling Program with selective training agendas of Green Energy, Automation Intelligence and Tourism profession;

Ÿ2) To promote APEC OSF development and the application of APEC OSF in vocational training across Asia-Pacific through hosting APEC OSF Development Forum; and

Ÿ3) To facilitate talents and skillsets mobility and skills development capacity building across APEC through organizing seminars, workshops, symposiums.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: The proposed project aligns with the 2017 APEC theme “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future” and especially the priorities of “Strengthening MSMEs' Competitiveness and Innovation in the Digital Age,” and “Promoting Sustainable, Innovative and Inclusive Growth.”

This project is in response to the 2016 APEC Leaders’ Declaration calling for “Quality Growth and Human Development,” where the Leaders expressly reassured their commitment to vocational training as it is essential to human development.

This project supports the APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-2025 on “People-to-People Connectivity,” where the project aims to strengthen people-to-people connectivity through human resources development.

Alignment – Forum: This project aligns well with the Goals of HRDWG to implement initiatives on capacity building to share knowledge, experience, and skills to strengthen human resource development and promote sustainable economic growth. This project is also in line with the HRDWG Work Plan of 2017 which supports the establishment of “Vocational Training and Skill Development Program” to provide skill-oriented training agenda regarding skills required in digital ages such as Green Energy and Automation Intelligence. Moreover, this project also responds harmoniously with the 2017 HLPD Framework regarding the calls for actions on resolving the challenges faced in digital ages.

TILF/ASF Justification

ŸThe proposed project will contribute to Osaka Action Agenda (OAA) Part 1 Section C, 3 APEC Policy Framework for Work on Services. As the region’s economy is more and more driven by the growing tertiary industries and the international service trade is now highlighted in the region, the proposed project will launch a Seed Trainer Upskilling Program with curriculum on Green Energy, Automation Intelligence and Tourism. It is expected that trainees will be equipped with up-to-date skills tailored for 21st century skillsets through the program, which will have positive impact on trade in services and free and open trade and investment across APEC.

The proposed project will contribute to Osaka Action Agenda (OAA) Part I, Section C, 5. Standards and Conformance, where it promotes mutual recognition on occupational licenses and standards by applying current APEC Occupational Standard Framework into practical training agenda.

The proposed project will contribute to Osaka Action Agenda (OAA) Part 2 Section B, 4 Human Resources Development, facilitating the mobility of qualified persons in the region through bilateral or multilateral agreements between interested APEC economies for the mutual recognition of professional qualifications. Being defined as one of the three overarching themes underlying work in the HRDWG, APEC economies will jointly support the development of useful labour market information and policy, improved workplace conditions and practices, and strong social safety nets, in support of human capacity building and social integration by implementing the proposed project.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:  The purpose of the proposed project is to facilitate free trade and mobility in APEC region through human resource development, where it plans to organize workshops, trainer upskilling program and high-level policy exchange camp, manifesting the mission of ASD-CBA, providing a collaborative platform. As in the preparatory stage, we have organized the following events to better realize the project objectives: 1) the 2017 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Competency Application and Talent Development, more than 150 stakeholders will be gathered in Taipei in October 2017 to discuss the application of APEC Occupational Standard Framework and the labor and skills mobility in Asia; 2) the 2017 Seed Trainer Upskilling Program on Green Energy and Automation Intelligence, training 11 vocational instructors from APEC economies to equip them with training skills of up-to-date technologies.

2018 APEC Seed Trainer Upskilling Program

In responding to APEC leaders’ continuous calls to provide quality vocational training, the project proposed a train-the-trainer training program, for instructors to be equipped with up-to-date training skills corresponding APEC Tourism occupational standards. The proposed program will be launched with training curriculums in Tourism, expected to train around 15 vocational instructors to be seed trainers across APEC, tightening the connection in vocational training in the region. Tourism training program would be a manifestation of APEC Tourism OSF application, where the TVET trainers would be trained to develop learning and assessment strategies for their economies based on the APEC occupational standards for tourism. In order to facilitate the implementation of the training program, preparation work

1) APEC Tourism Occupational Standards Training Curriculums: In 2017, six APEC initiating economies of APEC OSF in Tourism has reached to a mutual understanding of the standards of six tourism occupations. After the development of standards namely identifying the core skills and optional skills of the occupation, the next step expected is to develop the training curriculums of respective economies incorporating these standards. In this light, as an initiating economy, Chinese Taipei will deploy a team of experts to develop a training curriculum in Event Coordinator occupation with our own existing curriculum bringing in the former developed standards. The team of experts is planned to share the development results up to that point at one of the meetings in HRDWG annual meeting aiming for HRDWG endorsement and would revise the developed curriculum in accordance with feedbacks and comments from member economies.

2)  APEC Occupational Standards in Tourism Cultivation Workshop: An event held in the period of HRDWG annual meeting in PNG, to present the current development of the training program, to gather feedbacks and comments of the implementation of the program, and to call for nomination of suitable training candidates for the program from HRDWG member participants.

3)  APEC Occupatinal Standards Development Workshop: An event, which is jointly led by Chinese Taipei and Australia, would involve interested parties in the establishment of Occupational Standards Framework, including government officials recommended by each invited economy, training providers, skills instructors, and the training receivers will be engaged and involved to shed lights on the importance of APEC Occupational Standards, during the HRDMM7 Preparatory Meeting period, aiming to further communicate the APEC OSF and its benefits, particularly to those economies which have not been involved in the process, and to bring the workshop’s result into HRDMM7 Declaration. In addition, our team of experts would bring in our results as a trial study for next stage of OSF development in tourism and as contribution to the workshop. Moreover, it would be a suitable opportunity to locate ideal candidates or responsible organization to nominate candidates for the training project.

4) Seed Trainer Upskilling Program: It is the implementation stage of the project, where it aims to around 15 vocational instructors to be seed trainers across APEC with curriculums incorporated with APEC tourism occupational standards in event coordinator, tightening the connection in vocational training in the region.

a)  The main focuses of the Program are to develop a training curriculum in line with APEC Tourism Occupational Standards and to equip the VT instructors with skills to train trainees up to APEC Tourism Occupational Standards.

b) Currently, the occupation of Event Coordinator would be our first priority, but other possibilities remain.

c)  It is scheduled to be a 14-day training program in early October 2018, and is comprised of lectures, hands-on sessions, site visits and workshops.

5) APEC OSF Development Forum: Together with a closing ceremony marking the completion of the training program, an event would be organized to discuss on the results of the Upskilling Program the future trajectory of APEC OSF development, building on current establishment of APEC Transport and Logistic Occupational Standards and the APEC Tourism Occupational Standards, and looking into future opportunities and challenges of the next stage of APEC OSF establishment. An accreditation ceremony will be incorporated into the forum to award the trainees of Tourism training program with ASD-CBA certificates from Chinese Taipei.

Post-event questionnaires and Final reports: There would be questionnaires implemented at each event for purpose of statistics calculation (such as female participation rate and satisfaction rate) and feedbacks and comments gathering. Furthermore, it is expected to have a final report after the Upskilling Program as a review, comprising of the records of each event and audience feedbacks and comments from assessment forms or questionnaires, as well as the final developed training curriculum. Final report would also be released after the end of the project, as a comprehensive overview of the project.

Outcomes: The proposed project provides a collaborative platform for stakeholders to work cooperatively on various issues in accordance with APEC priority areas, Leader’s Declarations and HRDWG Action Plan, namely to address the need of quality TVET.  In order to provide quality TVET, this project delivers the aforesaid outputs, and the elaborations can be found below:

Ÿ1) 2018 APEC Seed Trainer Upskilling Program: It would be a valuable reference for other economies considering implementation of APEC tourism occupational standards to an actual training curriculum; therefore, may be a manifestation of APEC tourism occupational standard, by incorporating the standards into existing training curriculum. The developed training curriculum would be an immediate resource for other economies wishing to apply the APEC tourism occupational standards to rely on. Furthermore, by launching upskilling program to the skill instructors from developing economies, it would enhance capacity building in skills development of the region.

2) Post-event Questionnaires and Final Report: Questionnaires are for information gathering and would serve as a valuable tool while optimizing the implementation of Seed Trainer Upskilling Program and while drafting the final report. Furthermore, the final report is to bring comprehensive information of the entire project to HRDWG members, and it is anticipated that the outcomes from this project will also be incorporated into the future HRDWG action plan. 

3) APEC Cross-Fora Collaboration and Public-Private-Partnership: This project provides a platform to SMEWG, PPWE, TWG, ABAC, EC, Leading MNCs (e.g. Siemens, Cisco), international organizations (e.g. UN, ILO, OECD, ASEAN, IEA, WSI), HRD government officials recommended by HRDWG members, training providers and instructors for cross-fora and PPP collaboration to discuss issues cross-cutting to both education and labor and to strengthen inclusiveness for fostering an integrated Asia-Pacific. By tapping into collaborative efforts of APEC, we may expect to see achievements multiply, comparing to what may achieve by single economy.

Given the pilot nature of the training program, each workshop would be the vital opportunity to optimize the training program and the training curriculum design. The outcomes of each workshop are listed as follow:

1) APEC Occupational Standards in Tourism Cultivation Workshop: The proposing workshop aims to invite experts across the region to introduce on the compatibility between APEC Tourism Occupational Standards and  their currently practiced training program and curriculum, and to give consultations on the feasibility of our project’s Upskilling Training Program, and further aims to draw consensus, support and engagement from the participants to the Upskilling Training Program, to contribute to improving skills recognition within and across APEC members by benchmarking the relevance, level and quality of skills development of workers.

2) Occupational Standards Development Workshop: The proposing workshop aims to invite experts across APEC to dwell on issues related to APEC Occupational Standards Development to promote a common nderstanding of skills required for specific occupations and relevance of the skills held by individuals for specific occupations, and to consider the design of Training Program and Curriculum of our project.  Prior to the proposing workshop, the design would be circulated among target participants, who will be invited to make suggestions and recommendations to the design during the workshop. After the workshop, it is expected based on the comments gathered, we plan to issue a design suitable for the implementation of the training program, which is scheduled to occur in October 2018.

3)  APEC OSF Development Forum: Based on the actual implementation itself, we plan to gather experts to examine and review the process of the training and to give suggestions to optimize the design to fulfil our purpose as a pilot training program, which would be a valuable reference for other APEC members considering OSF development. 

Beneficiaries:

1) HRD and HRM Policy Makers: Representatives of APEC economies from both public and private sectors, executives of education institutes and experts in human resource development are expected to benefit from their participation in the networking activities, forums, symposiums and  workshops for exchanging knowledge and experiences.

2) TVET Educators, Trainers and Managers: The training providers will as well be one of the primary beneficiaries, for they may be upskilled in training effectiveness with the best training model and the compatible skillsets in tourism from the results of the project.

3) Trainees and Enterprises: The enterprises and training receivers will be the obvious beneficiaries. The trainees will be equipped with the training skills required to deliver the training up to regional occupational standards, and be able to elevate their work-readiness through the high-quality training. Enterprises in tourism especially, on the other hand, will benefit from quality workforce with compatible skillsets and high productivity.

4) Members in TWG: the concerned fora that working on tourism promotion or service industry/trade could benefit from this project, which is promoting APEC Tourism Occupational  Standards. The development of a training program and the cultivation of seed trainers in tourism industry are expected to provide a VT reference and VT instructors for APEC region, and hence an upkilled workforce in the future.

5) International Organizations: such as Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Labor Organization (ILO) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) may also be benefited for the project.

Dissemination

The final report, including recommendations and suggestion collected, from the proposed workshops and events, will be delivered to HRDWG members through email and uploaded to APEC website, and the results would be presented to the HRDWG in one of its sessions for feedback and support. The final report will also be uploaded on the APEC website, HRDWG wiki and CBN Website for comments before issuing. As for the target audiences for the outputs would be HRDWG members, identified stakeholders, including government officials from identified CBN contact points, training providers, instructors within APEC. We have no intention to sell outputs from this project.

Gender

Equality of the genders refers to the view that men and women should receive equal treatment, and should not be discriminated against based on gender, unless there is a sound biological reason for different treatment. During the execution of the proposed project, all activities including training programs, surveying, expert forum discussions, and the workshop will engage both men and women in every possible way, to account for 50% of female participation rate. The project team strives to maximize women participation and makes every effort to secure the engagement of female participants. We will try to extend to female experts and scholars first to be the speakers and trainees of our events and expressly convey our preference to female nominees while reaching out for nomination.

Work Plan

To promote skills development and connectivity in APEC, this project will carry out a series of events:

January – November 2018: Organize a series of training events and workshops tailored to gain sustainable development, inclusive growth and higher mobility of talents and capitals in the APEC region. 

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

SOM1 or 2, 2018 (whenever HRDWG Annual Meeting held)

1. Dec 2017~Feb 2018: Locate suitable experts and develop the training program

2.  Feb 2018~ HRDWG annual meeting: Training program development, including training curriculum. Invitation, nomination and confirmation

APEC Occupational Standards in Tourism Cultivation Workshop Gathering feedbacks and supports to optimize the training program

July 2018

(whenever the HRDMM7 preparatory meeting held)  

1. Dec 2017~Feb 2018: Coordinating with Australia on event planning

2. Feb 2018~May 2018: Invitation, nomination and confirmation

3. Jun 2018: circulating the developed training program to invited participants

In addition to, APEC Occupational Standards Development Workshop, the revised training program will be circulated prior to the event, and further comments and suggestions will be collected at the event.

Mid – Late October 2018

1. Nov 2017~Sep 2018: Event planning (including curriculum design)

2. Mar 2018~Sep 2018: Invitation, nomination and confirmation (vocational instructors and lecturers)

3. Mar 2018~Sep 2018: Event coordinating (administrative and logistic arrangement)

4. Oct 2018: Implement the Upskilling Program

Seed Trainer Upskilling Program

Late October – Early November 2018 (depend on the when will the Upskilling Program conclude)

1. Mar 2017~May 2018: Event planning

2. May 2018~Jul 2018: Invitation, nomination and confirmation (vocational instructors and lecturers)

3. May 2018~Jul 2018: Event coordinating (administrative and logistic arrangement)

4. Nov 2018: Final Report drafting 

APEC OSF Development Forum and a final report

Risks

Ÿ1) Low Participation Rate: There may be a risk of low stakeholders’ participation in the Workshops and Symposiums. If the gathering process is not as expected, we have established a detailed plan (e.g. ongoing consultation, clear communication, and foreseeable incentives) to encourage the involvement of the entire member economies. The participation of the events is crucial to the success of the proposed project. In this light, the project team will reach out to stakeholders in early stage of the implementation through our well-connected networking in HRDWG CBN to confirm and secure the stakeholders’ engagement of the events.

1) Lack of Training Instructor Involvement:  “Seed Trainer Upskilling Program” is of the importance of this project. In order to provide quality vocational training, the training period is planned to exceed two months. However, it would be difficult of the instructors, who normally have regular positions in schools or training center, to ask for a two-month leave. In response to the issue, the project team, aside from providing shorter terms of training, will give full administrative support to every candidate to facilitate their participation, and even reach out to their authorities to convey the value of have upskilled instructors as a significant benefit to the organization they work in and to their societies as a whole.

3) Failing to align with ASD-CBA project activities and the process for progressing Australia’s work on the IRF and OSF through APEC in 2018

If the progress of Australia’s work on the IRF and OSF through APEC in 2018 is not as expected, the Upskilling Program may still continue given that we have categorized our program as a pilot training program, and our training curriculum is developed with the addition of the developed occupational standards in this May 2017 and our existing long-established training curriculum on tourism.

4) Low Quality of Trainers:  Trainers will be selected and recommended by relevant organizations that have established collaboration ties with Workforce Development Agency from various APEC economies, such as TESDA and Thai-German Institute. Criteria will be provided in advance as references of selection and nomination of trainers by these economies.

Monitoring and Evaluation

A monitoring and evaluation plan on the proposed project includes:

Ÿ1) Monitoring Indicators: The invited panel experts must at least hold an advanced degree, having profound hand-on experiences in the related field. The active involvement of highly-relevant stakeholders, such as VT providers, HRD government officials and instructors, must be ensured along the progress of the project. The training quality of the Seed Trainer Upskilling Program shall be monitored through interim questionnaire to the participants.

2) Evaluation Indicators: At the workshops, symposiums and forums, the primary performance indicators are participant statistics. We expect more than 600 participants for the events and 50% of the female participation rate. A questionnaire soliciting stakeholder feedback immediately after the events will demonstrate the percentage of satisfaction. To elaborate, the statistics and comments from the questionnaires will analyzed quantitively and qualitatively. For instance, feedbacks in form the scale 1 to 5 will be calculated and giving statistics showing matters such as rate of satisfaction.

Linkages

This project will continue working with members of the HRDWG through ASD-CBA platform, to development the best practice of training and upskilling of the youth, women and MSME workers, and not only seek co-sponsorship and participation of members but pursue substantial connectivity among relevant APEC working groups, including PPWE, SMEWG, ABAC, TWG, EC as well as other international stakeholders, such as UN, UNESCO, ILO, OECD, ASEAN, ADB, IDB, IEA, WSI and more.

This project has the potential to attract future inward investment in projects of human resource development among APEC economies, and aims to identify perceived critical factors affecting the performance of employment, show the direction and extent of the relationship between the transition from education to work, and advance research and policy. Future research would focus on developing a comprehensive framework of Industry-School-Training cooperative training model to repair the skills mismatch in digital ages.

Finally, regarding collaboration with other non-APEC stakeholders, this project would look for possible collaboration with industries and multi-national corporations to obtain first-hand information regarding capacity building and upskilling. These cross-cutting collaboration efforts may help to spark synergy and help APEC economies to elevate the quality of Human Resource Development in relation to youth, women and MSMEs that are indispensable pillars of our economies.

This project, as a subsequent project to ASD-CBA, will take the initiative, building on the previous achievement of ASD-CBA project, where we have established physical training facility, ASD-CBA Institute (ASD-CBAI), and put the institute into practice of an actual APEC training program.

Sustainability

In echoing to the Leaders’ Declarations, where leaders recognized the need of developing human capital, and  APEC themes and the priorities, where the importance of cultivating workforce equipped with suitable skillsets to become competitive and innovative workers, is recognized, this project is launched as the next stage of the APEC Skills Development Capacity Building Alliance (ASD-CBA) project, building upon the previous achievement of establishing a collaborative platform and a physical training institute, ASD-CBA Institute, as vocation training and skills development hub in APEC region, and aiming to utilize the former establishment to provide quality vocational training and raise the awareness of the importance of VT and skills development to APEC economies. The seed trainers, who are experts in their fields, will be able to pass on the new skills acquired to other trainees as vocational training providers after returning to their home economies. In addition, these trainers, as “alumni,” will be invited to recommend more trainers for the next stage seed trainer program for relevant benefits to ripple on. 

The possible next step could be encouraging our allies to dedicate resources in skills development and vocational training by establishing their own ASD-CBA Institutes, building a well-connected APEC in the area of human resource development.

Project Overseers

The PO will be Mr. Tsai Meng-Liang (Tel: +886-2-8995-6021; Email: jack@wda.gov.tw), the Deputy Director General of Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor, Chinese Taipei. As a senior official with more than two decades of practical experiences in the field of human resources development, Mr. Tsai is also serving as the HRDWG CBN Coordinator for three consecutive terms, who has successfully implemented several APEC projects.

The main point of contact responsible for this project is Ms. Liao Kuei-Yen (Tel: +886-2-8995-6021; Email: kyliao@wda.gov.tw), who is currently the Section Chief of Planning Division at WDA, MOL, and the Deputy Coordinator of HRDWG CBN. 

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

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Not Applicable.

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Not Applicable.

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Not Applicable.

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