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The Institute for Labor Studies Acting Supervising Labor and Employment Officer John Emmanuel Villanueva presented the ILS skills-related researches of the Institute during the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) forum organized by the  International Labour Organization (ILO), Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea, and Korea University of Technology and Education (KOREATECH) at Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand last 19-20 November.

Mr. Villanueva, who was joined Philippine representatives from Federation of Free Workers (FFW) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), presented during the session on “Understanding Skills Demands: Data and Methodologies.”

The forum aims to deepen the debate concerning skills challenges in light of the future of work and propose enabling strategies for inclusive growth and future in the Asia Pacific Region through the sharing of experiences and perspectives of tripartite partners from various countries in the region, development partners, and TVET institutions and experts.

Participants include representatives from 12 countries in the region, namely: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The participants include delegates from governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, academic and experts’ communities, development partners such as World Bank (WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)), and relevant Korean agencies and training institutions working in the area of employment and skills.

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