Bringing Us Together

TVET in the Asia-Pacific

5th November & 12th November 2021


Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, Education New Zealand, and Skills Consulting Group are thrilled to announce an inaugural APAC TVET Forum, to be held as a state-of-the art immersive virtual conference.

The Global COVID pandemic has put skills issues and innovation on the center stage, as governments, industries, and educators alike work to upskill and reskill workforces disrupted by the pandemic and ensure strong working futures.

The APAC TVET Forum will bring together the necessary key groups for effective TVET: Governments, Industries, and Educators. The Forum will offer Government to Government (G2G), Business to Business (B2B), and System-to-System content streams, then will “bring us together” for a cross-system conversation across the APAC region.

We will hear from senior government officials, major companies, international organisations, and TVET sector leaders from around the APAC region. Keynote speakers include Stephen Town, Chief Executive of Te Pūkenga and Mark Gomes, Group Senior VP and Head of Training for ADECCO Global.

Keynote speakers include Stephen Town, Chief Executive of Te Pūkenga and Mark Gomes, Group Senior VP and Head of Training for ADECCO Global.

The Forum will be held over two Fridays (5 November and 12 November, 2021) across the following local times:


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The host organisations comprise New Zealand government’s international education agency, its largest private sector vocational education consultancy, and New Zealand’s new national institution for Vocational Education and Training, Te Pūkenga. 

The New Zealand partners look forward to welcoming colleagues from around the region for this high quality and not to be missed event: stay tuned for registration and speaker information in the coming weeks.

Call for Abstracts

If you are interested in presenting at this year’s virtual forum, please complete the short abstract form below.  Within the overarching theme of “bringing us together”, our panel will prioritise presentations in the following sub-themes:

  • Digital transformation
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • The Future of Skills Recognition and Credentials
  • The Modern Day Apprenticeship
  • Skills and training partnerships between institutions and companies.
  • Upskilling, reskilling, and lifelong learning
  • Youth Employment

Submissions are open until 1 October, 10pm New Zealand Time.

Abstracts will be assessed by a panel comprising representatives from the host organisations and independent assessors.

Presenter Details


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Strongly recommended:  video introduction of yourself and your work.
Max. file size: 512 MB.
Max. file size: 10 MB.

Additional Notes

All submitters will be advised of the outcome of the Abstract Evaluation Committee's deliberations by 9 October 2021.
For any further information, please send your enquiries here.