CPSC joined hands with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in facilitating and bringing participants from the member countries to the 6th International Skills Forum on "Innovative Practices on Skills Development" in pursuance to its commitment to further develop TVET systems by establishing meaningful linkages with development partners in the region. The forum was held from September 19-21, 2016 at the Auditorium A-D at the ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.
Twenty-one (21) participants attended the 3-day program, 19 of them participated in CPSC's Regional Program on "Skills in TVET for Sustainability held at the College one week prior to the forum.
The program realized the importance of promoting new and efficient technologies, practices and research ideas that strengthen TVET and skills development. The main objective of the program was to "stimulate transformative practices in skills development, inspire experts and developing countries' counterparts, and promote collaboration with major stakeholders to incorporate new approaches to the design and implementation of these innovative projects".
Themes and topics discussed in the program included industry-institution linkages, effective models on employer engagement, investments in human capital development, blended e-learning, innovations in higher education, and other related topics discussed in its plenary and parallel sessions.
CPSC officials namely, Dr. Ram Hari Lamichhane, Director General and Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, Seconded Faculty Consultant attended the event and exchanged insights and engaged in networking with esteemed experts and administrators in TVET present in the event. The college was also invited to set up an exhibit booth in the forum's premises to showcase its services and achievements to interested attendees and ADB employees.