Currently, there are skills shortages in Engineering, Construction, Hospitality and Catering, Oil and Gas and Leadership and Management, as well as a lack of qualified teachers across ASEAN.
To help resolve these skills gaps, City & Guilds is working with both local governments in ASEAN to develop relevant skills training programmes; and employers to define critical skill-sets they want to see in their recruitment process.
We are also advising governments in reforming their TVET framework to meet the demands of a rapidly globalised economy.
In 2013/14, our dedicated team worked with the FELDA Foundation, one of Malaysia's leading NGOs, to train 50 teachers to complete the Teaching and Assessment Qualification IVQ 1106.
These teachers went on to train 1,200 students, who achieved English Language certification. The majority went on to Hospitality and Catering training, before finding employment in the hospitality sector.
We have also helped FELDA to commission 5,000 books for its Young Learners programme.