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The recommendation to create quality assurance guidelines to recognize qualifications based on learning outcomes was made at the 3rd International Congress on TVET which took place in Shanghai in 2012. Quality assurance is fundamental to the TVET system in general and with regards to qualifications, and is of particular relevance at this time as many countries in the global village are developing and implementing NQFs.
As Asia moves towards greater socio-economic integration, mutual recognition of qualifications and their quality assurance is becoming increasingly important. Countries that have developed National Qualification Frameworks (NQF) are now shifting attention to their implementation including through the establishment of quality assurance mechanisms which are the foundation for mutual trust, relevance and recognition across borders.
Head of TVET and Skills Development team at UNESCO Bangkok
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Eunsang Cho obtained his Bachelor’s degree majoring in economics from HUFS (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) in Korea, Master’s degrees of economics and industrial relations/human resources from Michigan State University in U.S.A. He earned his Ph.D. in the field of TVET/HRD from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, U.S.A. Before joining the UNESCO Bangkok office, he has worked with KRIVET (Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training) for almost 20 years in the field of TEVET/HRD, producing hundreds of research reports, publications, and papers. He has a number of international experiences related with TVET/HRD, including UNESCO, ILO, APEC, KOICA, and so on. He was also PM of Malawi, one of SADC countries in Africa, working for UNESCO BEAR (Best Education Africa Rise) Project.