With rapid technological innovations and modernization bringing intensified competitions in the market economy, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system has to realize its significant role in the socio-economic development of developing countries to catch up with this fast rising globalization.

To meet the demands of the increasing socio-economic divide brought about by globalization it is imperative that TEVT take up the challenge to weave innovations on their part to fully be able to contribute to socio-economic transformation of developing countries, thereby proving its catalyst impact in the economies in the region.

The International Conference set to be organized by Diploma Engineers Association, Nepal (DEAN), The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC), Philippines and the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), Nepal is in view of highlighting innovations, challenges and issues in TVET that may contribute to enhancing TVET systems to fully realize its impact in the socio-economic development of the region.

Topics lined up for presentations, discussions and deliberations will revolve around employability through technopreneurship in TVET; quality assurance in TVET; industry-institute partnership; vocational skills training initiatives for socio-economic development; global initiatives for TVET competitiveness; among many others.