A two-day TVET Symposium with the theme “Celebrating History of TVET in Bhutan – Towards TVET for Sustainable Development” was organized by the TVET Professional Services and Division under the Department of Technical Education, MoLHR hosted at Hotel Migmar, Thimphu on 22-23 June 2017.
It convened over 40 participants from Technical Training Institutes, Institutes of Zorig Chusums, private training institutes & industries and MoLHR.
There were five expected outcomes of the TVET Symposium:
- Report on Symposium prepared for further reference.
- TVET educationalist and leaders for life time services recognized.
- Image of TVET uplifted.
- Forum for networking and discussion established.
- Best TVET practices adopted.
The symposium was organized to educate leaders and managers of TVET institutions on TVET practice in Bhutan to prepare for better TVET leaders in the future and to advocate the importance of TVET in contributing to Sustainable Development Goals.
During these two days symposium, five sessions altogether, namely, 1. Sharing History and experience of TVET system in Bhutan, 2. Sharing of Success Stories in TVET (Success in academic and career), 3. TVET system of Australia, 4. History and Practice of Traditional Arts and Crafts in Bhutan, 5. TVET for sustainable development were discussed followed by panel discussions.
Today, in the last day of Symposium, Hon’ble Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, offered an Award of Appreciation to Dasho Choki Dorji, the founder of Choki Traditional Arts School, Mr. Bumchu Wangdi, former Principal TTI-Khuruthang & Samthang, Mr. Yeshey Namgyel, Vice Principal of IZC-Thimphu, Mr. Dophu Dukpa, former head of the Mechanical Department of JWPTI, Mr. Deoraj Baraily, head of Heavy Vehicle Driving of TTI-Samthang and Mr. Madhusudan Chettri, Senior Instructor of TTI-Khuruthang for their dedicated and loyal services in the field of TVET.