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3 August 2015: Concurrent Session

How can Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Improve the Delivery of Relevant, Effective and Quality TVET for Employment?

Date: 3 August 2015

Time: 14:30 -16:30




  • To understand the key elements required in delivering relevant and quality TVET through PPP’s;
  • To understand how to be more effective in working with stakeholders and employers in TVET delivery;
  • To understand how the challenges of delivering relevant TVET can be overcome through collaborative working with stakeholders; and
  • To understand how the needs of the employers can be integrated into effective TVET programmes.


Key questions:

  • Do PPPs afford opportunities to strengthen
    • how governments’ best regulate vocational education?
    • the relevance of TVET programmes to employer needs?
    • the engagement of employers in TVET programmes design?
  • Do PPPs afford opportunities to support and enhance
    • regional policy discourse and industry sector reform?
    • skills recognition and portability?
    • regional alignment of employability skills?




  • Mr. Steve McGill, Head of Partners Markets, Pearson
  • Datuk Ir. Abdul Rahim Hashim, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia


  • Mr. Sanjay Ramachand Shivnani, PEARSON India Education Services Pvt Ltd
  • Mdm. Shahnaz Al-Sadat Abdul Mohsein, Yasan Amir Trust Schools Programme, Malaysia
  • Mr Chandramohan M Saminathan, INSTEP, Malaysia




This session will discuss how Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) can be used effectively to support workforce development through the delivery of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Through a facilitated discussion, the panel will present different objectives and requirements for effective PPPs from the perspectives of the main actors in the system - the employer, the government stakeholder, the awarding body and the training provider. The session will aim to create an understanding of critical success factors that determine how PPPs deliver quality learning outcomes to students.


We will hear from the employer, speaking about their workforce requirements and their priorities in terms of their technical and transferable skills needs.  The training provider will explain the professional development and resource requirements for TVET delivery, and the awarding body will present the demands of the curriculum, assessment, quality assurance and certification aspects of TVET, and how employers can become involved in the design and delivery of TVET.  The ministerial representative will discuss the policy requirements and the funding mechanisms needed for supporting the delivery of TVET.


The challenges of establishing PPPs for TVET delivery will be raised and solutions will be proposed to address these. Participants will provide examples of success stories where PPPs have been effective in supporting workforce development and discuss if the TVET requirements differ among countries in the region and also globally.


Finally, the panel will discuss the processes involved in monitoring and evaluating the impact of successful PPPs in vocational training through the application of an efficacy framework.