The Thinking Hands Story – Singapore Skills Transformation 4.0



This was a leadership programme that challenged the mind-set of political leaders and policy makers to rethink, reform and digitalise their existing TVET systems so as to embark on a TVET Skills Transformation that will significantly contribute to economic and social development.

About the project

Project Scope: The 6-day online seminar was conducted in July 2021 with a total of 35 participants from 13 countries, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

In view of the rapid technological advances impacting TVET and the current global pandemic, this seminar covered  discussion topics such as Skills for the Future, Preparing Skilled Workers for New Technologies, Smart Teaching to Prepare Students for the Digital World, and Building a Responsive and Resilient TVET amidst Covid-19.

Impact & Outcome: With the sharing of the best practices and systems, participants gained useful learning points on TVET transformation, observed how TVET would be developed in tandem with the economic development of a country, and were able to adapt it according to their countries’ unique social and economic challenges.

This programme was conducted under the auspices of the Singapore-Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) Joint Training Programme, which is part of the Singapore Cooperation Programme by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.

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