Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) will play a key role in training, retraining and upskilling a post-COVID society. COVID-19 has brought forward countries’ thinking about how technology can be used by TVET. While digitalization is not a new trend, the COVID-19 pandemic has sharply increased the demand for digital skills. Increasing digitalization is changing the world of work and placing new demands for skilled workers in trade and industry, in society, as well as for college-based and company-based teaching and training processes. TVET and digitalization is associated with changes and challenges in work processes, developments towards Industry 4.0, and in teaching and learning.

Series of successful UPI TVET Conferences from 2010-2020 had discussed and identified changes and challenges in areas of policies, skills and personal development, curriculum design, pedagogical innovations, and educational technology in TVET. Moving forward beyond the year of 2022, TVET system should become more flexible, quicker to adapt, and put a greater focus on lifelong learning.  On the other hand, TVET teaching and learning will become more digital itself. TVET institutions need to build the capacities to take advantage of digitalization and integrate digital media.

Digitalization is reshaping millions of jobs, globally, with digital technologies widely used in the workplace. Most jobs today require basic digital skills, such as the ability to communicate via email or social media, create and edit digital documents, search for information, and protect personal information online. In addition, there is a growing need for training in advanced digital technologies, which change labor markets and present new business opportunities. Such technologies include artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D technologies, and augmented and virtual reality. In many of these highly dynamic and advanced fields, digitalization can lead to the creation of new job profiles.

New jobs related to the development, maintenance and upgrading of artificial intelligence technologies and big data infrastructures are among those expected to grow. To remain innovative and attractive, TVET must keep up-to-date with the current technological developments and respond to the demands of digital economies by supplying learners with new digital skills and competencies. Preparing learners for the rapidly changing digital world requires regular updates in curricula and training regulations to cover new skills and competencies, as well as adjustments in the way these are taught. Accordingly, TVET teaching staff have to be aware of new and evolving digital trends and tools, and also be able to effectively teach these to students, as they prepare to enter the workforce of the future.

The 7th UPI International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (The 7th UPI TVET conference) is organized by Faculty of Technology and Vocational Education Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) also within the framework of Regional Association of Vocational and Technical Education in Asia (RAVTE).Considering the unpredicted pandemic situation, this conference will be held using online conference platform on 10 August 2022.

This online conference invites TVET scholars, researchers, practitioners, decision makers, students, and stakeholders from Asia and all regions of the world to share their knowledge, experiences, concepts, critical analysis, and good practices with their international peers. This online forum provides a conducive environment for knowledge and experience exchange among participating stakeholders. This is a great opportunity to share with TVET peers with the convenience of presenting online without having to travel outside one’s residence. The 7th UPI TVET Conference’s focuses on digitalization on technical and vocational education and training.

Important Dates

Open Registration for Participant and Presenter29 April 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline5 July 2022
Abstract Review (blind) (by committee)7 July 2022
Notification of Abstract Acceptance8 July 2022
Full paper submission deadline12 July 2022
Full paper review (blind by reviewers)13 - 20 July 2022
Revised full paper submission deadline 21 - 25 July 2022
Deadline for Registration Payment 28 July 2022
Submission of presentation slides and recorded video presentation (for Presenter)4 August 2022
Conference date 10 August 2022

Theme / Scope

  • Science and Engineering Education
  • Physics and Materials Science
  • Information and Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil and Architectural Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Agricultural and Food Technology
  • Readiness of Technical Education & Training in Digital Era
  • Managing the Challenges & Opportunities of Digitalization in TVET
  • Curriculum and Instruction in Digitalization in TVET
  • Skill Requirement in Digitalization TVET
  • The Digitalization TVET in Pandemic Era


Keynote Speaker(s)

Wilson Lima Junior

Project Manager for BILT (Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET), UNESCO-UNEVOC

Asst. Prof. Dr. Pakornkiat Sawetmethikul

Academic and Research Section RAVTE, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

Dr. Mumu Komaro

Faculty of Technology and Vocational Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

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