Programs and Projects

CPSC has the mandate to improve the quality of technician education and training in the Colombo Plan region (now widely referred to as Asia and the Pacific region) by meeting the need for technician teacher educators and trainers and senior staff in technician education who can play a more active part in in-service training and staff development programs.

CPSC provides various forms of training programs. These include:

In-Country Programs (ICP)

ICPs are core programs of CPSC identified in line with the specific needs of each of the participating country of CPSC. They are usually organized in the country and are done on an annual basis. CPSC extends its technical expertise and services and at the same time keeps itself abreast with the current training needs of the member countries through ICPs.

Proposal for ICP is usually developed and submitted by focal ministries along with the purpose on the basis of the program thrust areas which are determined in consultation with the member countries and in line with the approved Corporate Plan of CPSC.

Regional Program (RP)

Regional Programs (RPs), as core programs CPSC, address common needs in the development and enhancement of TVET policy-making and decision-making systems as identified by the member countries. Based on common regional issues in TVET sector among all member countries, CPSC focus on the implementation of Regional Programs on the following themes in accordance to its 5-year Corporate Plan 2013-2018.

Customized Programs

In-Country Programs (ICP) are core programs of CPSC identified in line with the specific needs from each CPSC Member Countrries. They are usually organized in the country and are done on an annual basis. CPSC extends its technical expertise and services and at the same time keeps itself abreast with the current training needs of the member countries through ICPs.

Consultancy Programs

Consultancy Programs are programs organized in fulfillment of a contract and are designed based on the Terms-of-Reference (TOR) provided by the client. CPSC enters into consultancy engagements within the scope of its expertise as an income-generating effort to augment resources.

Fellowships

Fellowships are granted by CPSC to the official nominees from Member Countries that include program fees, airfare, accommodation and daily subsistence allowance. Other applicants may seek fellowship and sponsorship from their respective organizations, governments, international organizations, NGOs or other agencies.

CPSC accepts the participation of non-Colombo Plan countries or internationally-recognized organizations to CPSC programs on cost-recovery basis.

Conference, Seminars and Workshops

In pursuit of CPSC’s mandate, that includes “conducting study conferences for directors of technical education, principals and other key personnel from education and industry, at which problems of technician teacher education and training and technician education and training, may be examined,” and “to collect and disseminate information on technician education and training”, CPSC organizes and conducts conferences, workshops and symposia on various aspects of technician education and training.

Programs Conducted (1973-2012)

In its 35 years of service, CPSC has implemented demand-driven regional and sub-regional programs, in-country programs, international conferences and special projects. CPSC has also prepared significant series of technical reports, modules, instructional materials, and publications with impact on the improvement of TVET in member countries.

Years
Regional Programs
In-Country Programs
Special Projects and International Conferences
Special Academic Publications
1973-1980
19
26
6
3
1981-1985
21
53
22
5
1985-1990
42
53
33
3
1991-1995
53
53
31
3
1996-2000
45
66
45
5
2001-2005
31
51
65
5
2006-2008
23
33
27
5
2009-2012
8
21
40
5