Skill Development Centre to strengthen the competitiveness of human capital in Asia-Pacific region

Taiwan is to open a skills development centre later this year to intensify its exchanges and cooperation in human resources with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said.

Michael Hsu, Director General of MOFA’s Department of International Organizations said that considering that the demographic bonus is a major advantage driving the Asia-Pacific region’s rapid economic growth, Taiwan plans to open the centre in Taichung, Central Taiwan, to help strengthen the competitiveness of human capital in the Asia-Pacific region.

The new centre is part of an initiative proposed by the government at the APEC 2015 summit in the Philippines for the establishment of a skills development capacity-building alliance to develop best practices for training skill-sets through physical and digital networking, according to Hsu. He added, Taiwan will develop its human resources to meet the industrial needs of the APEC economies. The government will also set up a digital data-bank of human resources to facilitate the sharing of information with other APEC members and hold a series of workshops and training camps.

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