Project Title

Integrating Sustainability Practices in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) 

Project Year

2023   

Project Number

HRD 02 2023A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

HRD 02 2023A 

Project Title

Integrating Sustainability Practices in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: General Fund 

Project Year

2023 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

100,000 

Co-funding Amount

24,286 

Total Project Value

124,286 

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)

Philippines 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; China; New Zealand; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/10/2023 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2024 

Project Proponent Name 1

David B Bungallon 

Job Title 1

Executive Director, National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development 

Organization 1

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

88368382 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

Not Applicable 

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

David B Bungallon 

Project Summary

The greening of the economy will cause shifts in skills requirements. These changes include shifts in the ways in which jobs are performed. This will require re-skilling and up-skilling of teachers and students as well. Achieving a green economy requires more integration of green skills, knowledge, and attitudes, as well as the new policies in TVET institutions. This project aims to address the requirements for integrating green practices/concepts in TVET. It will help TVET institutions to facilitate green skills development in their respective areas. By doing research, organizing workshops, forums, and /or capacity-building programs for green emerging skills, we will be able to adapt to the evolution of employment sectors, prepare teachers and trainers who can effectively transfer their knowledge and skills, expand the current scope of TVET and delivery mechanisms, and enable the workforce to adjust to technological shifts. The project shall include activities that will convene TVET stakeholders such as industry partners, training institutions, industry associations, and green advocates to develop policies for TVET institutions to apply sustainability practices in training and capability-building programs on environmental processes/policies such as resource management, waste processing, climate change mitigation, etc. shall be conducted for program planners, teachers, staff, and maintenance officers shall be included.

Relevance

Issues: Education for sustainability is one of the strategies to achieve a just transition. This transition to a green economy promises access to new jobs, but also creates changes in the scope and character of existing jobs. An adequately trained workforce shall address skills shortages in some sectors even though jobs are available in others. 

Eligibility and Fund Priorities: The project aims to integrate greening/sustainability into the whole process of TVET. This project falls under APEC support fund General Fund, and directly supports ASF project sub-fund for human security, energy efficiency, low carbon and energy resiliency measures, innovative development, economic reform, and growth. 

Capacity Building: 
The project aims to identify gaps in identifying and implementing green skills in TVET by consulting key stakeholders and developing policies to integrate sustainability practices through education and training in member economies. Specifically, the project will build capacities to (1) develop inclusive, sustainable, gender-fair quality TVET, (2) build climate-resilient economies, (3) identify/anticipate emerging green skills requirements, and (4) develop green policies for TVET institutions. The envisioned output lends economies the capacity for developing skills, competencies, and qualifications for greening different economies, internal and external to APEC.

Objectives

To conduct research and develop green policies and programs which may be applied to TVET providers. This includes sustainable practices in the industry, training, green skills identification, and a capability-building program on environmental processes/policies such as resource management, waste processing, climate action, etc. for all teachers and staff. A green qualifications framework shall be developed as an output of research and shall be published. It will be presented and shared with all member economies through a virtual conference.

Alignment

Alignment to APEC: The project is aligned with the PV 2040 Driver and APA Objective, specifically, driver 3, intensifying inclusive human resource development as well as economic and technical cooperation to better equip our people with the skills and knowledge for the future. By anticipating the skills required for the global demand for greening, we can provide workers with the necessary skills needed in the transition to a greener economy. 

Alignment to Forum: The project will build the region’s capacity in the delivery of TVET by anticipating the skills required when transitioning to a green economy. 

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:

The following shall be the sequence of activities for the project:

1)  Research Work and Reports

a) Conduct workshops, surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, etc. to gather data on the Types of Industry Waste, Practices to manage/mitigate the impact of Industry waste, Circular Economy Practices, and Green Jobs/Skills needed in managing/mitigating the impact.

b)  To identify existing green skills landscape in industry sectors such as Tourism, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Energy Sector, Logistics, and Health. This includes comprehensive mapping in the said industry sectors.

c)  Assess the current gap between the demand and supply of green skills, and determine areas where skills shortages exist and where educational or training interventions are needed.

d) Compare the region skills landscape and trends within the APEC region to global trends and practices to understand how the region’s green skills preparation measures up on an international scale.

e) The activities include the assessment of actual work activities in the industries mentioned. Interviews and workshops shall be conducted with different levels of industry workers, including HR managers, to identify the skills requirement.

f) Research reports. A comprehensive research report that presents the research objectives, methodology, data analysis, findings, and recommendations. The expected number of pages is 5-10.

2)  Develop Green Qualifications Framework

a) Develop a comprehensive green qualifications framework that categorizes skills based on proficiency levels and industry relevance.

b) Qualification packaging workshop; the structured green qualifications framework development categorizes skills on proficiency levels and industry relevance. 

c) Through collaboration with industry stakeholders, we can ensure the green qualifications framework aligns with current and future industry needs.

d) The green qualifications framework shall be published under APEC publications. It shall be in soft copy format, with a minimum of 30 pages, and a maximum of 70 pages.

e) The framework is to be utilized by TVET institutions in the APEC region. It will not be used commercially or for profit.

f) The final output shall contain the table of contents, preface, executive summary, cluster of competencies per industry, best practices, etc.

3) Green Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Forum

a)  Determine target audience and expected number of participants;

b)  Identify resource persons, panelists, and moderators;

c)  Prepare and send out invitations to all guests;

d)  Set-up infrastructure for hosting the conference;

e) Prepare presentation materials including slides, videos, and handouts.

f)  The preparation shall include initiatives and dicussions among the team and APEC communities to highly encourage the participation of women.

g)  Facilitate the implementation of the conference;

h)  Coordinate the sequence of the program and presentation;

i)  Record conference sessions;

j)  Implement conference in Metro Manila (2 day conference);

k) The topics covered shall include green skills identification and anticipation, sustainable education, green skills landscape of the APEC region, job opportunities, and presentation of the green qualifications framework.

l)  The conference shall serve as the platform to discuss issues in the APEC region on green skills/jobs. It will be a venue of knowledge-sharing among members of APEC.

4) Final Report. This includes the preparation of progress reports (including activities, achievements, and challenges); providing analysis of findings; and submission of reports to APEC committee and other relevant stakeholders. The report shall contain the table of contents, executive summary, objectives, outputs/outcomes, recommendations, etc. and shall be published as APEC publication.

Outcomes: Listed below are some of the possible impacts and benefits for the APEC region:

1)  Increased awareness and understanding of green skills. In order to measure this outcome, we can include pre-event and post-event surveys to assess the level of understanding among TVET stakeholders;

2) By reviewing and analyzing existing policies for green TVET by participating institutions and APEC communities, we can assess any enhancement in their policy framework for green skills development; we can evaluate this by tracking the economies 6-12 months after the event.

3) Improved access to green skills training and certification programs by TVET providers, learners, industry partners, and researchers; this can also be evaluated my monitoring or tracking economies 6-12months after the event.

4) Increased capacity of TVET institutions in green skills development; this can also be evaluated my monitoring or tracking economies 6-12months after the event.

5) Adoption of green qualifications framework in the APEC region, increasing awareness of the industries in the region; can be tracked be using pre-event and post-event surveys.

Beneficiaries: 

Primary Beneficiaries:

1)  TVET educators and trainers from private and public insititutions will gain access to comprehensive resources that will help them incorporate green skills into their training programs.

2) Education ministries can develop competency standards and update their curriculum related to green skill

Secondary Beneficiaries:

1) TVET administrators and policymakers will have access to research findings, giving them valuable insights when developing sustainable plans for TVET, aligning programs with industry needs;

2) APEC member economies will have an enhanced understanding of green skills development. With their access to the green qualifications framework, they have the potential to adopt policies and strategies in their respective economies.

3) Students and trainees in TVET programs improved access to green skills, enhancing employability in sustainable industries; and

4) Increased employment opportunities for middle-level workers in different industry sectors.

Dissemination

All outputs/reports and results of the project shall be shared with TVET stakeholders. This includes:

1) TVET institutions to help them align programs and services and include green skills;

2) Government agencies and policymakers to help provide policy recommendations on national strategies relevant to green skills/sustainable and effective education;

3) APEC member economies: Engage APEC fora, member economies, and relevant stakeholders through conferences, workshops, and forums to share project outputs, exchange knowledge, and foster collaboration

These outputs could be disseminated through the TESDA, APEC, or other relevant stakeholder/member economy websites to reach a wider audience. We can also consider using social media networks to share key updates, publications, and resources. Lastly, we can collaborate with APEC fora and relevant networks to disseminate the project outputs through emails, newsletters, and events.

The Green Qualifications Framework shall be published under APEC publications. All contributors to the research and development of the green qualifications framework shall be cited in the acknowledgments.

Gender

Targets

Female Participants (%)

Consider the role and importance of gender in data collection and developing the gender-fair material for this capacity-building project by considering both men and women for all work packages. We will target 50% baseline in the participation of women. This will promote one of the aspects of green jobs as a job which is fair, safe, a voice, decent, inclusive, all while trying to protect the environment.

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

In the same consideration as the statement above, 50% is also targeted for female speakers and experts.

In addition, PO is committed to collecting sex-disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only those funded by APEC) at the project event. This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat upon completion of the project, as well as providing guidance to future Pos on their own gender parity targets.     

Referring to the Guide on Gender Criteria for APEC Project Proposals in the Guidebook on APEC Projects, please tick the pillar or pillars that this project supports in promoting women’s economic empowerment through enhancement of skills and capacity building by integrating green practices and concepts in TVET:

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

1

Access to Capital and Assets

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

X

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

5

Innovation and Technology


Work Plan



Timeline

Tasks

Deliverables

Sep - Oct 2023

Project Planning and Preparation

1.    Research plan (Scope and variables, data required, research methodology, respondents, analysis and interpretation)

2.    Action Plan

Nov 2023 – Apr 2024

Research Work: In this phase of the project, we will develop a comprehensive an structured system categorizing environmentally  sustainable skills across industries and sectors, delineating proficiency levels and aligning it with industry needs. Activities in this phase include the pre-event and post-event surveys, interviews, focused group discussion, consultations with industry, workshop, and benchmarking.

1)   Desk Research on Existing and Emerging Green Skills

2)   Workshop on the identification of green skills in the industry

3)   Initial qualifications packaging

4)   Validation workshop for the Green Qualifications Framework

5)   Finalization/packaging of competencies

6)   Administer pre-event survey

Data gathered on the following:

1)    Types of Industry Waste 

2)    Practices to manage/mitigate the impact of Industry waste

3)    Circular Economy Practices

4)    Green Jobs/Skills needed in managing/mitigating the impact

5)    Pre-event survey

Data analysis and interpretation

1 Apr 2024

Submit the APEC Monitoring Report to the Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

Jul – Aug 2024

Develop Green Qualifications Framework

1)   Qualification packaging workshop

2)   Industry consultation

3)   Finalization of qualifications framework

Green qualifications framework

Sep 2024

Submission of Green Qualifications Framework to the Secretariat

Green Qualifications Framework Submitted

Aug – Oct 2024

Green TVET Forum preparation

1)                 Target audience

2)                 Resource persons, panelists, and moderators;

3)                 Venue & infrastructure;

4)                 Conference materials and resources.

Jun 2024

Distribution of General Information Circular (GIC)

Contains the event information, agenda, speaker list, and logistical details.

Aug – Sep 2024

Implement the Green TVET Forum

Final agenda

Attendance list

Post-event survey

Sep – Oct 2024

Administering of Post-event survey

Administer post-event survey immediately after the event

1 Nov 2024

Submit Draft Final Report to the Secretariat for approval followed by endorsement by the forum

Endorsed Final Report

End February 2025

Submit the APEC Project Completion Report and supporting documents to the Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

Within 6 to 12 months after project completion

Participate in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects (LTEAP) conducted by APEC Secretariat

Risks

No.

Risks

How will it be managed?

1

Different time zones of possible collaborators or beneficiaries

Maintain communication to all stakeholders and always agree on the most effective and appropriate time

2

Covid restrictions

Be flexible on strategies and methodologies

3

Change in management

Ensure the understanding of all stakeholders, including leaders, to ensure the continuous the implementation of program and activities

4

Accurate data collection and analysis

Ensure rigorous data analysis and interpretation.

Implement quality data measures with the use of proper research tools to validate data accuracy and integrity.

5

Insufficient engagement from stakeholders

Present a comprehensive plan to stakeholders, maintain open communication lines, regular updates, and opportunities for them to input. Establish a consistent connection with stakeholders.


Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting Method

Outputs

1.   Research Work

  1. Contracted executed

2

Certification by PO

Contract

  1. No. Research plan & methodology

1

Certification by PO

Completion Report

  1. No. of stakeholders engaged in research – list of stakeholders

1

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

  1. No. of research report produced

2

Certification by PO

Completion Report emailed to the secretariat

  1. No. of research report disseminated to stakeholders

2

Certification by PO or feedback from stakeholders

Completion Report emailed to the secretariat and stakeholders

  1. No. of economies participating in the research process

8

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

  1. Research Report

1

Certification by PO

2. Green Qualifications Framework Development

1.   Qualification packaging workshop;

25 Participants

Program attendance

Completion Report emailed to the secretariat

2.   Industry consultation

1

Certification from PO

Completion Report emailed to the secretariat

3.   Finalization of green qualifications framework

1

Certification from PO

Completion Report emailed to the secretariat

3. Green TVET Forum

1.   No. of participants (excl. speakers/ experts)

50 (on-site)

300(online)

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

2.   % of participating men/women (excl. speakers/experts)

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

3.   No. of speakers/
experts engaged

10

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

4.   % of speakers/
experts (men/women)

50/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

5.   No. of attending economies

16

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

6.   Post-activity report

4 Nov 2024

Program evaluation

Completion Report

4. Final Report

1.   Periodic Reporting – Quarterly report (no. of pages)

5-10 

Certification by PO

Email to the Secretariat

2.   Submission to the Secretariat

Quarterly Updates

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

3.   Final report

Nov 2024

Submission to the secretariat and stakeholders

Email to the secretariat and stakeholders

Out-comes

1.    Enhancement in policy framework for green skills

No. of Green policies enhanced

1

Tracking economies six months after event

Report to the Working Group

2.    Improved access to green skills training and certification programs by TVET providers, learners, industry partners, and researchers

No. of green qualifications offered

1

Tracking economies six months after event

Report to the Working Group

3.    Increased capacity to develop green qualifications by TVET institutions

No. of green qualifications offered

1

Tracking economies six months after event

Report to the Working Group

4.      Adoption of green qualifications Framework in the APEC region

No. of APEC economies adopting the green qualifications framework

6

Tracking economies six months after event

Report to the Working Group

Others


Linkages

TVET as a cross-cutting and multi-dimensional field infers that all economies have and shall stand to benefit from the project. Hence APEC and non-APEC stakeholders will consequently be engaged through consultations and development phases of the project. TVET stakeholders shall explore efforts to find solutions to challenges imposed by transitioning to greening the economy. This includes changes in education systems, government policies and services, industries, and interventions initiated by socio-civic organizations for sustainability and social inclusion. Further, potential cross for collaboration with other APEC fora such as PPWE, SMEG, DESG, as well as international organizations such as the OECD and ILO, may be pursued.

Sustainability

To continuously support TVET stakeholders/beneficiaries, APEC economies shall facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration including review, and feedback from clients. In addition, TVET stakeholders can use the Green Qualifications Framework to develop green programs and integrate green skills in the curriculum to ensure its long-term use and relevance. A monitoring tool/instrument shall be used to measure the outputs and outcomes of the project. The data gathered shall be used in future research on green TVET.

Project Overseers

The Executive Director of the National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development (NITESD) and Chief TESD Specialist of the Technology Research Development Division (TRDD-NITESD) shall oversee the project. They shall provide project oversight and management, ensuring alignment with project objectives and coordination with stakeholders. The Green Technology Center shall be the main proponent of the project. The Center Coordinator of the GTC shall serve as the Project Manager. He/she shall manage day-to-day project operations, coordinating with contractors, specialists, and other stakeholders, and ensuring timely implementation of project activities. He/she shall develop project plans, monitor project milestones, manage project resources, and provide progress report to the project oversight. These key personnel will work closely together to ensure effective project management, stakeholder engagement, and successful implementation of the project.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

No.

Specific Tasks – Lead Consultant

No. of Hours

1.               

Develop a research plan and data collection instrument.

40

2.               

Analyze the collected data using appropriate statistical or qualitative analysis methods, and interpret and synthesize the findings to extract key insights and trends related to existing and emerging green skills.

80

3.               

Draft a comprehensive research report that include data analysis, findings and recommendations.  The expected number of pages is 5-10.

4.               

Drafting the Final Report (Green Qualitifications Framework) of minimum 30 pages, (excluding items such as agendas, copies of speaker presentations and participant feedback results, which are are not counted as substance (do not count towards page number) although the agenda and copies of presentations may be annexed to the project report).

100

Total:

220


Waivers

Not Applicable.

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