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[Videoconference] Vocational Training and Economic Development

Type Videoconference
Venue KDI School, BRAC University, Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center, Administrative Staff College of India, Tokyo Development Learning Center, World Bank(Papua New Guinea), World Bank(Philippine), University of Southeastern Philippines, Sri Lanka DLC, Vietnam Development Information Center, Ho Chi Minh City Development Learning Center Date 2012-07-19
Host KDI School Organizer KDI School
Background

 Education is central to development. It is a powerful equalizer, opening doors for all to lift themselves out of illiteracy that is one of the most prominent predictors of poverty. Primary education plays a catalytic role for those who are most likely to be poor, such as girls, ethnic minorities, orphans, disabled, and rural population, by enabling more people to be shared share in the growth process.
 
 Educational achievements in some parts of East Asia are much admired. The education sector in East Asia has experienced massive development during the last decade. Many studies show that East Asian miracle is stimulated by remarkable development in human capital which is financed by efficient resource allocation.
 
 Vocational training, in particular, not only plays a vital role in individual, organizational and overall national economic growth, but also is an integral part of human resource development in Asia and Pacific countries. Vocational training may be defined as a process to acquire and sharpen capabilities to perform various functions associated with employment or successfully carrying out tasks in the workplace.
 
 An educated and skilled workforce is one of the pillars of the knowledge-based economy beyond region. Increasingly, comparative advantages among nations come less from natural resources or cheap labor, and more from technical innovations and the competitive use of knowledge. Studies also link education to economic growth: education contributes to improved productivity which in theory should lead to higher income and improved economic performance.
 
 The objective of this session is to highlight the importance of HRD in general and vocational training in particular for economic growth, through the best practices of vocational education development. The participants will learn how vocational training could contribute to promoting sustainable and broad-based development of a country.

 

Time Schedule
 


Time
 
Action Speaker
10:30-11:30  Test connection  
 
  Opening

 
11:30-11:33  Opening & Introduction of Program  Victor Hsu (Moderator)
11:33-11:38  Welcoming remarks  Dr. Sang Woo Nam
Dean of the KDI School
11:38-11:50  Introduction of participants at each site  Victor Hsu (Moderator)
Local facilitators

Session 1: Korea’s case study
 
11:50-11:52  Introduction of speaker  Victor Hsu (Moderator)
11:52-12:12  Presentation on New Community Movement  Prof. Paik SungJoon
(KDI School)
12:12-12:27  Q&A Session  Facilitated by Victor Hsu and local facilitators

Session 2: Japan’s case study
 
12:27-12:29  Introduction of speaker  Victor Hsu (Moderator)
12:29-12:49  Japan’s case study  Mr. Takafumi Ueda
(JICA)
12:49-13:04  Q&A Session  Facilitated by Victor Hsu and local facilitators

Session 3: World bank’s case study
 
13:04-13:06  Introduction of speaker  Victor Hsu (Moderator)
13:06-13:26  World bank’s case study  Dr. Xiaoyan Liang
(World bank)
13:26-13:41  Q&A Session  Facilitated by Victor Hsu and local facilitators

  Closing
 
13:41-14:00  Wrap-up discussion, conclusion and closing  Victor Hsu (Moderator)


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