Industry Transformation:
Imperatives for Future Skills and Learning

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL TVET CONFERENCE 2018

3–4 October 2018

Rapid changes in technology and industry are impacting economies worldwide. The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings about new developments that will affect the way we learn, live and work. What does this mean for the future of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)? How can TVET institutions, practitioners and policy makers work with the industry to prepare the workforce for the challenges of the future? What are some of the policies, approaches and programmes we can look to in response to the digital economy and industry transformation?

Organised by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, the Singapore International TVET Conference 2018 seeks to address and explore answers to these issues.


GUEST OF HONOUR MR ONG YE KUNG
GUEST OF HONOUR
MR ONG YE KUNG
Minister for Education, Singapore

PROGRAMME

Conference Day 1

Riding the Wave of Industry Transformation for TVET Future

09:00AM
  • Registration & Welcome Reception
    (Participants to be seated by 9:55 am)
  • Welcome Remarks
    Ms Low Khah Gek
    Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
  • Opening Address by Guest of Honour
    Mr Ong Ye Kung
    Minister for Education, Singapore
  • Keynote Address
    Educating Students for their Future, not our Past
  • The Future of Work: Is This Time Different?
  • Panel Discussion
12:30PM
  • Lunch
  • Future Economy, Future Jobs, Future Skills: Singapore’s Approach
  • Professional Qualification for Industry 4.0
  • Building A Future-Ready Human Capital Through Industry Partnership
  • Coffee Break
  • Riding the Wave of Industry Transformation for TVET Future — New Pathways
  • Why Singapore's Tripartite Synergy is Key to Our Future Skills and Learning
  • Panel Discussion
06:00PM
  • End of Conference Day 1
Conference Day 2

Innovating Teaching and Learning for TVET in the Future Workplace

08:15AM
  • Registration
    (Participants to be seated by 8:55 am)
  • Keynote Address
    Vocational Education 4.0 — Challenges and Approaches of Preparing the Workforce for the Skills Needed in a Digitalised World of Work
  • Strengthening Partnerships in the Skills Eco-System
  • Coffee Break
  • Skilling for a Changing World: Hong Kong’s Vision for a Smart City
  • A Poly for All Ages - An Educational Narrative for Skills Future.
  • Panel Discussion
12:10PM
  • Lunch
  • Accelerating Change: Applied Education Graduates And The Evolving Needs Of Industry
  • Grooming Entrepreneurs
  • Discipline-Specific Pedagogy For TVET — Learning to Do, Learning to Be
  • Coffee Break
  • Ecosystems — The Way of the Future
  • Panel Discussion
  • TVET 2018 Round-Up
    Ms Low Khah Gek
05:00PM
  • End of Conference Day 2

Post-Conference Executive Learning Programme (ELP) (optional)

The Executive Learning Programme (ELP) is an exclusive learning journey for TVET Conference participants to visit some of Singapore's premier TVET institutes. Participants have an opportunity to experience how TVET is delivered to train an impactful workforce for the future economy.
08:00AM
  • Registration
  • The Sandbox at Ngee Ann Polytechnic
    Ngee Ann Polytechnic started out as Ngee Ann College in 1963, and offered courses in language, commerce and technology. Today, it is a leading institution of higher learning, anchored on its core strengths of pioneering a broad-based and holistic learning approach, forging strategic alliances and providing enriching overseas experiences to prepare its students for a global workplace. With an environment where education is about developing aptitudes and interests, every student has opportunities to discover and stretch to his or her full potential.
    As a future-ready campus, Ngee Ann Polytechnic's community of students, alumni and staff are digitally-enabled, innovative, progressive and well-poised for the future economy. Join the ELP to check out The Sandbox,a one-stop centre offering support to students to develop and experiment their business ideas since 2015.
  • Espace at ITE College West
    ITE College West, as one of ITE's three state-of-the-art Colleges, was opened in 2010 as a 'College of Service and Innovation'. Home to some 8,000 students, the College offers students an exciting Learn, Live and Play environment. Equipped with training facilities such as a 22-room training hotel and student-run restaurant, ITE College West also features an Automation and Robotics Centre and an Automotive Hub. These are interactive learning spaces that promote niche and cross-disciplinary application of technology, innovation and enterprise. Participants will get the opportunity to visit Espace, a collaborative 'makerspace' for making, learning, exploring and sharing.
12:45PM
  • End of Programme
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SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mr Andreas Schleicher
Mr Andreas Schleicher
Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

SPEAKERS

Dr Carl Benedikt Frey
Dr Carl Benedikt Frey
Co-Director,
Oxford Martin Programme on Technology & Employment, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Mr Lam Yi Young
Mr Lam Yi Young
Deputy Secretary (Industry), Ministry of Trade & Industry, Singapore
Mr Enrico Rühle
Mr Enrico Rühle
Board Member,
Festo Didactic SE, Germany
Mr Ong Kim Pong
Mr Ong Kim Pong
Regional CEO,
South East Asia
PSA International Pte Ltd, Singapore
Ms Janet Ang
Ms Janet Ang
Vice-President, Industry Solutions & Business Development, IBM Asia Pacific, IBM Innovation Services Pte Ltd, Singapore
Mr Gilbert Tan
Mr Gilbert Tan
Chief Executive Officer, Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), and Assistant Director-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Singapore

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mr Volker Schebesta
Mr Volker Schebesta
Deputy Minister for Education & State Secretary Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (KM), Baden-Württemberg, Germany

SPEAKERS

Mr Ng Cher Pong
Mr Ng Cher Pong
Deputy Secretary (SkillsFuture), Ministry of Education and Chief Executive, SkillsFuture Singapore
Dr Carrie Yau
Dr Carrie Yau
Executive Director, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
Mr Lim Peng Hun
Mr Lim Peng Hun
Deputy Principal (Academic), Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
Dr David Ross
Dr David Ross
President and Chief Executive Officer
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada
Mr Patrice Choong
Mr Patrice Choong
Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
Mr Tan Seng Hua
Mr Tan Seng Hua
Dean, ITE Academy & Senior Consultant, ITE Education Services
Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
Ms Mary Faraone
Ms Mary Faraone
Chair, TAFE Directors Australia (TDA), and Chief Executive, Holmesglen Institute, Australia

REGISTER

CONFERENCE FEES

Early Bird  (Till 31 August 2018)
SGD800
per person
Group Discount:
SGD3,200
per group of 5
Standard
SGD1,000
per person
Group Discount:
SGD4,000
per group of 5
Executive Learning Programme (ELP) (Optional):
SGD100
per person

CONFERENCE VENUE

Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre,
Singapore 189560
Nearest Train Station:
City Hall (NS25/ EW13)

FOR ENQUIRIES

secretariat@tvet2018.sg

ABOUT ITE

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a principal provider of post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) in Singapore and a key authority in developing national occupational skills certification and standards. As a public education institution under Singapore's Ministry of Education, ITE takes in about 28,000 full-time students annually, and offers another 26,000 training places for working adults to re-skill and upskill as the industry transforms. Its unique Hands-On, Minds-On, Hearts-On™ learning philosophy nurtures well-rounded graduates who are 'Career-Ready, Life-Ready and World-Ready'. Through its strong and extensive linkages with the industry, ITE ensures its training curriculum and learning facilities keeps pace with industry transformation.

In 2005, ITE became the first education organisation in Singapore to receive the coveted Singapore Quality Award for organisational excellence. In 2011, ITE achieved the pinnacle Singapore Quality Award with Special Commendation, which recognises ITE leading practices. With its long experience in providing TVET, ITE has provided training and consultancy for 27 countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Latin America.