All Southeast Asian countries have placed Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in mainstream education because of its important role in the socio-economic development of a nation (Paryono 2013). In addition, TVET has been identified as one of the seven priority areas in education in Southeast Asia as agreed at the Strategic Dialogue of Education Ministers (SDEM) meeting in September 2014.
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 a 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 exchange programme and other collaborations.
Labtech was proud participated on 5th SEAMEO Polytechnic Network Meeting because we are one of Labtech developed Virtual TVET that talks about transformative learning technology for training institutions. For our representatives, it is a new way to upgrade and to keep labs up-to-date and offer new forms of digital learning and to lower the costs of training compared to traditional approaches. This has became a major focus and commitment for Labtech in recent years. We have expanded our Digital Content Production unit and have integrated the development in with our extensive R&D department and now have dozens of experienced personnel and subject matter experts, who are designing and developing new content everyday. We have completed our first round of 55 modules in Automotive and HVAC areas, including a number of Hybrid Engine and Electrical Vehicle Systems modules and are now concentrating on Electronics and Electrical areas. These 55 modules are a significant resource to enhance the learning program at any school and are not tied to Labtech products but can be used as stand-alone learning systems. They are like adding in 55 new training systems into the labs while having individual access and learning for the students. The addition of this content can reinvigorate and update existing labs and training institutions at a fraction of the cost of adding new equipment. There are very few companies in the world who are putting the time, energy, and resources into digital learning as Labtech, and this will be of great benefit to our partners and clients over the coming years. Come and talk to us about this. The VIRTUAL TVET revolution that is starting to happen!.