What Next for Skills and Employment in Southeast Asia?
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The ASEAN region is widely seen as the next global economic powerhouse with the third largest workforce in the world. However, it is also widely believed that the 10 countries in the newly created ASEAN Economic Community can only prosper if there is a significant upgrading of workforce skills.
Experts in corporate strategies, skills and the future of work will discuss how the global auction for jobs (both high skilled and low skilled) presents different opportunities and challenges to ASEAN member countries. Therefore, is the human capital model of development destined to disappoint? What will this mean for the role of education, skills and the future of work?
MEET THE PANELISTS
Professor Phillip Brown
Professor Hugh Lauder
Hugh Lauder is Professor of Education and Political Economy at the University of Bath (1996-to present) and Director, The Institute for Policy Research. He has studied at The University of London, (The Institute of Education), and gained his Doctorate at the University of Canterbury
Dr. Gog Soon Joo
Soon-Joo Gog is Group Director Training Partners Group and Chief Research Officer at the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). She worked in the hospitality industry in Singapore and Beijing prior to her career in education. She started her academic career at the Singapore Temasek Polytechnic. She joined WDA in 2003 where she pioneered the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications system and set up the quality assurance system. She was the Executive Director of the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore from 2010 to 2014 where she established IAL as the thought-leader in learning practice and research in skills, learning and innovation. Soon-Joo’s research interests are political economy of skill; skills policy; skills formation systems; job quality; and institutional logics. She gained her doctorate in education at the Institute of Education, University of London and National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.
This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank focused on education and leadership for development in Asia.