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March 24, 2017

International

UK Nursing and Midwifery Council drafted plans for ‘radical’ overhaul of nurse education, included over 70 technical skills

UK : More than 70 technical skills that newly qualified nurses should be competent in, including nasogastric tube insertion, injection of intravenous drugs, and urinary catheterisation, have been laid out in draft education plans being developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The list of skills in the new set of pre-registration education standards also

The Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Act amends the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to better meet the needs of 21st century workforce

Washington D.C. : U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Todd Young (R-IN), co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation to raise the quality of CTE programs at schools in Wisconsin and across the country. The Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Act amends the Carl D.

Australian Industry chambers urged for National Partnership Agreement worth $1.75 billion as apprentices almost halved between June 2012 and June 2016

Australia : Industry groups want the federal government to stump up cash to rescue the apprenticeship system from the brink of crisis. The number of apprentices and trainees in Australia almost halved between June 2012 and June 2016, the Business Council of Australia, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Industry Group said.

New Zealand and UAE united for game-changing “Seamless Recognition of Qualifications” between the two countries

Dubai : A new agreement between the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of Dubai and ServiceIQ Industry Training Organisation (ITO) is a game-changer for the recognition of qualifications between the two countries. This means students or trainees who start their on-job or provider-led training in New Zealand or the UAE, will have a seamless

Indonesia signs LoI with Switzerland on vocational education

Jakarta (Indonesia) : Indonesia and Switzerland signed a letter of intent (LoI) for cooperation to strengthen Indonesia’s vocational education system in the manufacturing sector. The cooperation will come under a dual education-and-training system. Switzerland Ambassador to Indonesia Yvonne Baumann said the dual system would allow students to combine learning processes at school and in the

EGA signs MoU for development of ‘digital government’ skills to meet “Thailand 4.0” policy

Thailand : Sak Segkhoontod, president of the Electronic Government Agency (EGA), has signed a memorandum of understanding on digital-government skill development with two strategic partners, the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) and the Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI). The goal is to stimulate greater development of digital knowledge among government authorities and public

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