The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Secretariat (SEAMEO Secretariat) in collaboration with Pangasinan State University held the 4th SEAMEO Polytechnic Network Meeting: Agreement and Implementation for the 3rd Batch of SEA-TVET Student Internship Exchange Programme on 18-19 October, 2018 at Pangasinan State University, Philippines.
The meeting aimed to share and learn the successful practices of student internship exchange from the previous batch; to review and evaluate the implementation of the 2nd batch of SEA-TVET student internship exchange, and to seek commitments from participating TVET institutions for the 3rd batch to be implemented in January-February 2019 as well as identify the potential improvement could be.
Approximately 76 institutions, 117 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam attended the meeting.
At the end of the meeting, the following three (3) Letters of Agreement were signed by the participating institutions.
- Letter of Agreement for 1 Month of Student Exchange were signed by 72 TVET institutions (Indonesia: 44, Malaysia: 3, Thailand: 4, Philippines: 20, and Vietnam:1)
- Letter of Agreement for 3 Months of Student Exchange in Hospitality were signed by 6 institutions (Indonesia: 3, Philippines 2, and Vietnam: 1)
- Letter of Agreement for 3 Months of Student Exchange in Agriculture and Business were signed by 3 institutions (Indonesia: 2, and Philippines: 1).
In addition, the Department of Polytechnic and Communication College Education, Ministry of Education of Malaysia agreed to host the 5th SEAMEO Polytechnic Network Meeting in March 2019. The implementation and commitment for the 4th batch of TVET Student Internship Exchange Program will be discussed at the meeting.
Besides, Duy Tan University, Vietnam committed to host the 6th SEAMEO Polytechnic Network Meeting in October 2019 with its aim to discuss on the implementation of the 5th batch of SEA-TVET Student Internship Exchange Program.
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