Bringing Us Together

As a state-of-the-art, immersive virtual event, the annual APAC TVET Forum brings together key groups – governments, industries, and educators – with a view to creating thriving futures for people everywhere 

After an extraordinary two years due to the global pandemic and fast-changing world of work, it is more important than ever to address the massive disruption of workforce upskilling and retraining throughout the Asia- Pacific region. There is an urgent need to ensure workforce sustainability through innovation and skill building. 

To share knowledge and insight on best practices across Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Asia-Pacific, Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology), Education New Zealand and Skills Consulting Group launched the inaugural APAC TVET Forum, an annual live online event in 2021 on the theme of Bringing Us Together.

Close to 1,000 registered participants from 61 countries joined together for a cross-system conversation about effective skills development.

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga
Fill the basket of knowledge

This year’s knowledge-sharing APAC TVET Forum took place on the 14th and 15th of September 2022, around the theme of “Reshape – Rethink – Reset.”

While gaining new connections across APAC TVET, event participants gained insight on hot topics including sustainable practices, digital learning and micro-credentials.

Across the two-day virtual event, more than 2000 attendees from 60 countries heard from senior government officials, major companies, international organisations and TVET sector leaders. 

The 2022 APAC TVET Forum will be held on Wednesday 14 September and Thursday 15 September, 2022 across the following local times:

Bangkok, Thailand0930 – 1350
Beijing, China1030 -1450
AEDT1330 – 1750
Samoa1530 – 1950
New Zealand1430 – 1850

The host organisations comprise the New Zealand Government’s international education agency Education New Zealand, New Zealand’s largest private sector vocational education consultancy Skills Consulting Group, and New Zealand’s new national institution for vocational education and training, Te Pūkenga.

Ako Aotearoa holds a vital place in Aotearoa‘s tertiary education sector as an agent of change; committed to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning across tertiary-level adult education.
Ako Aotearoa’s work aims to strengthen how teachers, trainers and their organisations deliver high quality provision for all learners.
Keeping a clear focus on life-long and life-wide learning, Ako Aotearoa partners and collaborates with tertiary organisations, government departments, industry and workplaces to prioritise educational and cultural capability building. They acknowledge the important space that independent and private training education providers as well as employers hold in our adult education system.
Ako Aotearoa advocates that diverse learners, in whatever part of our tertiary system they choose to learn, be valued as partners and leaders in their education journey.
Find out more about Ako Aotearoa and the work in the booklet Tō Tātou Anamata | Our Future 2021-2023. Download at:
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