Jan 08, 2019

CPSC conducts 2nd Batch of Consultative Meetings for Department of Technical Education, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, Bhutan

With the delegates from Bhutan, AFOS-CCCI, CITE and TESDA Cebu The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) facilitated the meetings of 11 officials from the Department of Technical Education (DTE), Ministry of Labour and Human…
Jan 04, 2019

Association of APACC Accreditees (AAA) meets for the third time in Songkhla, Thailand to discuss areas for collaboration

The Association of APACC Accreditees (AAA) was established to promote cooperation and strengthen regional ties among APACC accredited institutions. Following the meeting held in Port Dickson, Malaysia in December 2016, the Third…
Dec 07, 2018

Sixteen Accreditors Attend First Refresher Training on APACC Instrument and Procedures

Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, CPSC Director General and APACC President (seated, center) acted as Supervisor and Resource Person; Ms. Therese Lee, CPSC Faculty Specialist (seated, 2nd from right) was the Program Coordinator and…
Dec 05, 2018

Branding of TVET Programs through Quality and Image Building Discussed at the In-Country Program and National Seminar in Songkhla, Thailand

The image of TVET may be understood as the sum of attitudes, associations and feelings about nonacademic vocational education and training which people in a cultural group implicitly or explicitly communicate among each other and…
Dec 04, 2018

ENSSURE Project Managers and Stakeholders from Nepal Embark on an Apprenticeship Training and Socio-Cultural Exposure Trip to the Philippines

The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) hosted eight officers from the ENSSURE (Enhance Skills for Sustainable and Rewarding Employment) Project in Nepal for a 5-day Apprenticeship Training and Socio-Cultural Exposure Trip from…
Nov 06, 2018

Special In-Country Program in Nepal Trains TVET Administrators on Strategic Planning for Management Excellence

A total of 48 participants coming from the different parts of Nepal gathered at the premises of the Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI) in Kathmandu for a five-day special in-country program and training on…

Featured Papers and Presentations

14 August 2017 2524

Green TVET for a Sustainable Future

Author: Ramhari Lamichhane, PhD & Rae Emmanuel Echaveria The paper explores the possibilities of re-orienting TVET to meet the needs of a more environmental and sustainable future. Being considered as the ‘master key” to promote lifelong training and address…
10 July 2017 507

TVET and Academic Education: A Blurring Distinction- New Opportunities for the Future

Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series (STEPS) Vol. 3 TVET and Academic Education: A Blurring Distinction- New Opportunities for the Future Authors:Shyamal Majumdar Head UNESCO-UNEVOC Bonn, Germany Volker Rein Senior Research Associate Federal…
15 June 2017 2178

Emerging Trends in Industry-Institution Linkages in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: Ramhari Lamichhane, PhD The presentation focuses on the trends in the labor market that will specifically enlighten the audience on the strength and challenges of the Industry-Institution linkages in the region. It discusses the benefits of the…



Training Manual on Technopreneurship

Author: Dr. Romulita Alto

This training manual is a document geared towards the facilitation of training activities related to technopreneurship and entrepreneurship.

The contents present the fundamentals as well as the modern concepts in a simplified and easily understood fashion how a training program be conducted in TVET on the abovementioned area that is becoming a popular endeavor in a growing economic society.

In keeping with modernized training programs, the material begins with the training plan, methods that can be used in the training, and progresses to the design and components of a program book, conduct of a program, course evaluation and up until the closing of the program.



Quality TVET in Asia Pacific Region: National Vocational Qualification Systems of CPSC Member Countries

This valued publication entitled: “Quality TVET in Asia Pacific Region: National Vocational Qualification Systems of CPSC Member Countries” is a product of the collective efforts of CPSC country agencies and representatives who participated in the International Program on Sharing and Learning of National Vocational Qualifications Systems (NVQS) held in the Mirabel Resort in Dhulikel, Nepal from March 6 until 10, 2017.

The compilation of country papers and presentations from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand aim to serve as a reference material to the policy makers, academics, professionals and practitioners in their pursuits to understand the variety of qualification systems in the region.



Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series (STEPS)
Volume 3, 2017

Now on its third volume, the Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series (STEPS) is a testament of CPSC’s continued effort to provide a venue for researchers and administrators to showcase their expertise in the field of TVET. Six authors from India, Malaysia, Philippines and Kenya, as well as from our organizational partner, UNESCO-UNEVOC, went through an arduous process of submitting and editing their manuscripts to conform to the highest academic and research standards that we expect for a journal like STEPS.


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Research in TVET Made Easy

The book was first launched and published in 2009 and had been widely used by TVET institutions since its launching. The book is about the practical and systematic way of doing research with emphasis on TVET-oriented topics and problems. The guidebook is intended for use by teachers, budding and professional researchers and those involved in planning or undertaking research activities as well as teaching methodical foundation for conducting actual researches.


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