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ASEAN+3 HRD Forum”, discussing vocational competency development and employment policy after COVID-19

 

“ASEAN+3 HRD Forum”, discussing vocational competency development and employment policy after COVID-19

- Co-hosted online “ASEAN+3 HRD Forum” with the World Bank from Nov. 4 to 5

- Discussed the theme of “Vocational Competency Development and Employment Policy for Building Back Better from COVID-19” and shared vocational competency development, employment policy and case by country

 

“2021 ASEAN+3 HRD Forum” jointly hosted by the Ministry of Employment and Labor (Minister An Kyung-duk) and the World Bank* and organized by the Human Resources Development Service of Korea (President Uh, Soo-bong) was held from November 4 to 5 in Seoul (Dragon City Hotel).

* Co-hosted with the World Bank since 2015
The forum can be viewed in real time at http://aseanhrdforum.com.

The forum has been held on a yearly basis since 2013 to share Korea's policy development experience with ASEAN countries and to promote exchanges among countries.

Under the theme of “Vocational Competency Development and Employment Policy for Building Back Better from COVID-19”, the forum was attended by about 120 people including policymakers from 10 ASEAN countries, China and Japan as well as experts of international organizations.

The forum started with the keynote address by Toby Linden, Practice Manager of Education EAP Region at the World Bank, and Professor Ronald L. Jacobs from University of Illinois and lectures and discussions among participants, which were divided into three sections*, were held on Thursday, November 4.

* Challenges of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions during and after the pandemic Building a green, resilient, and inclusive TVET system in the post-COVID era Employment policies to protect the vulnerable

Practice Manager Toby Linden and Professor Ronald L. Jacobs delivered a keynote speech on 'Reimagining the Future of Skills Development: Building Back Better from COVID-19' and 'Skills Development Using Digital Technology: Challenges and Promises for More Resilient TVET Systems, respectively.

In each section, related experts shared the study results on the change of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions by continent and country, reform of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system and cases of employment policy by country for protecting vulnerable groups and so forth.

Kim Young-joong, Deputy Minister for Employment Policy, explained Korea's employment policy to respond to the impact and change of the labor market due to COVID-19 and efforts to implement a just labor transition support system in his opening remarks.

He mentioned that the ministry is especially committed to supporting the vulnerable by retaining employment, creating jobs and implementing income support policy for gig economy workers and small-scale business owners to deal with the impact on the labor market.

He highlighted the importance of human resource development to respond to change in the labor market, and said that the ministry has also focused its efforts to foster digital and new technology workers and lay a foundation for nurturing talents through beginner and intermediate level of digital convergence training and platform.

In addition, he stated that he hopes this forum will strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the employment and labor sector and contribute to the development of human resource development policy in ASEAN countries.

 

 

 

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