Project Title

Developing Technical Skills for All in APEC Economies 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

HRD 05 2017 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

HRD 05 2017 

Project Title

Developing Technical Skills for All in APEC Economies 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

General Project Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2017 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

60,000 

Co-funding Amount

20,000 

Total Project Value

80,000 

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)

Chile 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Japan; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/12/2017 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

Eliana Chamizo Alvarez 

Job Title 1

International Relations Officer 

Organization 1

Ministry of Education 

Postal Address 1

Alameda 1371, Office 612, Santiago, Chile 

Telephone 1

56-2 24065406 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

eliana.chamizo@mineduc.cl 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Eliana Chamizo Alvarez 

Project Summary

Technical education and training are key for every society to improve the level of population skills in all APEC economies.

Chile and many other economies have put together National Policies for Technical and Professional Training defining a work plan to enhance technical education and there have also been processes of raising awareness on the importance of technical education and training.

This process can be enriched by the contribution of international experiences and visions from all APEC economies.

In 2018 a one-and-a-half-day workshop and a site visit will be organized in Chile where there is a technical public institution underway. These institutions that will be open to students in April 2018 will be CFT (Centro de formación técnica) de Maule and Araucania. So either of them could be an option for visiting with the delegations.

Participating economies will present their experiences on creating technical institutions and how private and public actors can work together to promote local development. There is big value to be gained from this process since different economies will share their internal processes, will compare and learn from other experiences. Shared knowledge and experiences from different economies will be systematized and this document will be a source of learning for all APEC economies on the issue of technical education and its role on economic and social development.

Relevance

Technical education and proper skills provision is a world problem still unsolved and Chile is not the exception. This project will benefit other economies as well since technical and professional is an issue in all APEC economies. The action plan that has been put together by the education network at HRDWG is a great opportunity for making synergies between the EDNET's work and local educational policies that are pursued by member economies.

We expect that member economies, while giving support to the EDNET's work, could link this action plan to local policies. In turn, the EDNET can then support economy-specific work and help to raise awareness on the importance of educational issues.

For APEC economies is essential to have these kind of discussions since they open doors to deal with emerging issues that are always directly related to the enhancement of skills and human capital, to advance towards well-being and a better life for APEC citizens.

Objectives

Reaching a common understanding on the importance of professional and technical education for each economy`s future under the context of APEC and the interrelations that might be created.

Developing national plans or improving the existing ones so there is a better alignment and coordination between the work of academic and work institutions (this is firms and SMEs where students can work) by creating a compendium for better technical and professional education to be shared among APEC economies.

Analyzing women`s participation on technical and professional education in order to determine the relationship this might have for their incorporation to the job market. 

Setting examples for a closer work between government, academia and industry, establishing  as a goal the reinforcement of human capital and helping our population to have 21st century skills competencies. Since we expect to have participants from these different sectors, this objective could be attained.

Alignment

HRDWG has played a role over time on the promotion of well-being of all people and achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the region. It has worked on projects for building the region`s human capacity through different projects it has developed.

This project mixes education and capacity building for students, male and female, and also works on the capacity building for those who are entitled to work utilizing the skills they gain at the education system.

This project certainly fits into ECOTECH priority on human capital development. Also, this initiative is in accordance with the Education Strategy approved in the 2016 APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, AEMM, in Lima Peru and revisited by delegates on the HRDWG recently held in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

The link can be easily established with the project and “Objective 1: Enhance and align competencies to the needs of individuals, societies and industries”. On the very moment different stakeholders from educational and labour fields get together to discuss and reach agreement about how to move forward on the reinforcement of professional and technical education for the whole development of any region we are moving towards the completion of this objective.

Finally, the projects can also be linked to the APEC Educational Strategy in particular with the objective 3 “Increase employability”, action 1 promotion of collaboration between government, higher education and TVET institutions, business and education and training stakeholders.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: 

1) 1 Set of presentations from APEC member economies establishing how they have enhanced technical education and how a technical center at their economies looks like. Chile expects to have at least 3 other economies presenting on the workshop (we have already received expressions of interest from USA, Peru and Australia) 

2) Develop a debate and sharing of ideas through a forum that will be developed during the realization of the workshop. It will be important to have people from diverse contexts and backgrounds so sharing of different ideas and perspectives is feasible.

3)  Site visit to a Center for Technical education following a guide of work where the objectives of the visit are specified.

4) Satisfaction survey where participants will be able to evaluate the development of the workshop and site visits and also can provide with new ideas and insights in order to improve the quality of future events and activities.

5)  Final project report: it will include the project and the main ideas behind it, the results of the action plan associated to the project, associated budget, etc. this report is for APEC secretariat and internal use at HRDWG.

6) Publication about the workshop where all the developed contents are reflected including there the compendium on best practices that economies have developed. We expect this publication can be widely distributed and share with all interested stakeholders.

Comment: it is one workshop and one site visit happening one after the other. 

Outcomes: 

·  Participation of economies and cosponsors in every stage of the project. This will generate capacities through collaborative activities such as gathering information, identifying and contacting speakers and experts, development and dissemination of report.

·  The workshop and report developed will be a consultative tool for APEC economies. It will assist to know experiences and good practices on the process of enhancing local technical education for development.

·  The aim of the compendium that puts together the different experiences on technical education is for economies have an opportunity to  successful experiences  so it is possible to understand better how the local systems work under special circumstances.

·  A contribution to the development of public educational policies for technical education so APEC economies are able in the medium term is expected. APEC economies should get new tools from this learning process on how to promote  technical education at local level.

·  During the site visit each participating economy will get an understanding of the process of installing a technical training center in Chile, the design of the process, the different associated stages and the actors that need to be involved on it.

Beneficiaries: The beneficiaries will be attendants to the conference from regional technical training centers that will be created in Chile. For us is important that this conference sets a milestone on those foundation processes and that each region has their representatives.

We expect to have academics, coordinators, students and government officials who are in charge of technical education and training at higher level.

We also expect to have government officials from APEC economies who work on technical training to be part of the workshop so they can offer their expertise on the field.

Women are also very important beneficiaries since one of this project objectives is to benefit women and their careers in terms of technical education. 

a) Direct Beneficiaries: Participants of the workshop, such as officials, representatives of technical training centers training communities; researchers and scientists, and entrepreneurs who will make use of the report and will be responsible for its dissemination. They will have updated and organized information and the opportunity to exchange experience.

Participants should have knowledge and experience of the subject. This is essential for the success of the project and its different stages and continuity and commitment with submission of information. 

Final outcomes, workshop and report will contribute as follows

·   Policy makers: Collection of successful experiences regarding government programs such as those financing or implementing programs that promote local vocational training.

·   Private sector: Companies may have (useful) information, especially for those related to the sector who have the need of skilled population for their firms.

·   Researchers: academics: Science is important in gathering information as users of such information generated as they may replicate, adapt and materialize experiences collected in the final report.

·   Public sector: Active participation of this sector is needed to disseminate and implement information. 

b)  Indirect Beneficiaries:

·  VET teachers and training institutions from APEC Economies;

·  Economic/Productive Development Agencies since this project may generate lines of action to promote development.

.  Students who are attending careers on this field, especially those who are on their first year and are exploring this field.

Dissemination

We will make sure the local media will be there, for interviews to national and international experts and to cover the event.

The event will be streamed, this is, the event will transmitted and recorded live online, so people in the rest of Chile and APEC economies can follow it from abroad.

We hope to distribute the material among attendants so they can have background on the work that is developed by the economies.

·  The project report should be developed with high quality standards and distributed electronically and physically to all member economies.

.  The compendium should also be distributed to all member economies making sure it gets to people dealing with technical and professional education.

Gender

The project development will allow to know and share experiences among APEC economies aimed at focusing public policies for better technical development at local level. 

Having public technical higher education institutions is a diversification for the sector where participation of women is acknowledged and very relevant. 

Therefore, knowing management experiences and initiatives developed by APEC economies would allow to implement other manner of promoting active participation of women on this type of education. On the other hand, this will promote the establishment of international and regional networks to foster and share their experiences. All the aforementioned will recognize the actual contribution of women to economies, beyond the development of related activities considered collaborative.

Women will be actively involved both in the project planning and implementation. If there are experiences related to initiatives with participation of women, they will be given priority during the selection. 

Steps will be taken to make participation of women significant, mainly regarding inviting women related to vocational and technical education. 

At the end of this project, the number of women participating will be evaluated as well as their degree of intervention in the final document. We expect to have a percentage of women attending the project of at least 30%.

Work Plan

Month

Activities 

February 2018, to be confirmed by PNG

Delegate and PO from Chile will participate on HRDWG in PNG and will inform about the project and its proceedings over the year

April 2018

Establish communication with economies to invite to participate.

A final version of the project will be distributed by email to APEC economies so they can recall main ideas involved and get ready to participate actively. 

Develop agenda and program of work and share it with APEC economies

June 2018

Book the venue for the event and start arrangements regarding the site visit

PO and team will confirm invited speakers and reserve their tickets 

Design a final list of attendants by the middle of the month

July 2018

Submission and reception of experts` presentations

September 2018

Event is carried out

October 2018

Final workshop and site visits reports are delivered to APEC secretariat

December 2018

Final publication (compendium and final project report) is launched and released

Risks

·   The time difference is sometimes a difficulty  for coordination with other economies. Also, Chile has got a change in government authorities and that might create a problem on setting the date of the dialogue/seminar. We will make sure to hire some of the staff to work during early hours so communication is smooth and effective with APEC economies.

·   Air tickets may vary their cost as well and that might affect the budget. Also the prize of the dollar is always an element to be considered. We have set prices that are higher than normal so we take this risk into consideration.

·   Low interest in participating in the workshop. Interest of participation will be encouraged during HRDWG meetings. Invitation will be sent in a timely and adequate manner. Fecal points will be contacted well in advance to promote participation of their relevant representatives. To avoid this, we have been talking to delegates at the meetings since this year in Vietnam and we  plan on keep on doing it so they are aware of the project, its relevance and how it can be an asset for all economies.

.    Natural disasters. Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and other natural disasters may cause cancellation of the workshop. These types of risks are not feasible to control. If natural disasters are extreme, we could change the dates but cancellation will be timely determined and announced. For doing so Chile would have to request an extension to the Secretariat and delay the hosting of the event when possible.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The number of attendants to the seminar (at least 200 people) will be an indicator, also the expected economies that will attend (at least 11 economies plus Chile).

We will distribute a quality survey for attendants, will calculate the number of connections for the streaming.

All the conference will be transcribed and later will become a document, where all the questions will be compiled.

An evaluation form will be prepared and distributed to all participants, speakers, moderators and experts to assess the effectiveness of the dialogue with respect to the relevance on the topics, presentations by speakers, overall impact and suggestions for further activities or topics. The comments will be compiled and reflected in the final report. We expect to have at least an 80% satisfaction percentage from participants so our organization and development of the workshop is satisfactory. 

The indicators to evaluate the progress of the project are as follows:

·   Project planning that will be developed and validated by the responsible of the project (following the planning of the project, monthly

·   Organization and development of the workshop (80% of satisfaction)

·   Percentage of women attending the Workshop (at least 30%);

·   Number of Economies attending the workshop (at least 11 Economies);

·   Final version of the Report (to be distributed timely and to all APEC economies) 

The project outcomes, in terms of impact, will be mainly reflected through the number of participants from different APEC economies, taking into consideration gender. In terms of its midterm impact, this can be measured by the number of downloads from the APEC web page of the workshops final report that will reflect the discussions undertaken during the workshop.

Linkages

The project will set joint work between the Education Network, EDNET and the Labour and Social Protection Network, LSPN (this is between Ministries of Education and Labour on each economy) both part of APEC HRDWG.

We will invite them directly to participate since many of them are part of the council for regional technical centers.

APEC is the best funding place since is an international forum for an important number of economies where the focus is on human capital and skills development. It is also the place where learning from good practices is highly valued and for us it will be the best way of getting good and valid information for economies to really learn from each other.

Technical education is also a concern for all APEC economies since we all understand how having educated and skillful population can be a good asset for our economies to move forward.

Sustainability

Technical training centers in APEC economies will keep working on education and training after the project is finished. We expect that the contacts we have accomplish to have between different actors will stay and that future visits will also happen.

Since 2019 is APEC year for Chile we expect to have new activities for these stakeholders. We will separate special budget for these kind of initiatives and hope to be able to invite some of the experts and government officials again to the economy.

The final document summary will be circulated to institutions and funding institutions sponsoring this type of projects to present successful cases as examples. 

This project may be a useful instrument for phase II where some of the successful experiences conducted in an APEC economy could be replicated.

It would also be valuable to participating at the 2018 APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting and highlight the connections between technical education and labour that this project will evidence and provide good examples for.

Project Overseers

The projects oversee is a senior policy analyst from the Ministry of Education seconded by a team of people in charge of budgeting and of hiring the necessary services.

Eliana Chamizo is an educator and historian from Catholic University of Chile. She pursued a Master on Public Policy from Columbia University in New York in year 2002. After that she has been working at the Ministry of Education since  2005. First she worked as professional development coordinator for English Opens Doors program and from 2009 has been at the International Relations Office as liaison with APEC and OECD. 

Also, the team will be from the very beginning in close consultation with the Foreign affairs ministry, in specific with the APEC department.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Not Applicable.

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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