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Director: Yang Mulia Dr. Haji Mohd Zamri bin Haji Sabli

As the Leading Centre of Excellence in Vocational and Technical Education and Training in Southeast Asia.
We are committed to assist in strengthening the VTET systems of SEAMEO Member Countries by enhancing their capabilities through networks and partnerships, in the areas of training, research and development, and information services.
The SEAMEO Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VOCTECH) was established on 28 August 1990 by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO), a chartered international organisation whose purpose is to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in the Southeast Asian Region.VOCTECH’s policy-making body is the Governing Board (GB), which is composed of a representative from each SEAMEO member country, such as Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.  

The representatives are nominated by their respective Ministers of Education and appointed by the SEAMEO Council.  The SEAMEO Secretariat (SEAMES) Director and VOCTECH Director serve as ex-officio members of the Board.  The VOCTECH Governing Board is responsible for operational policies, strategic planning, and annual review and evaluation of the Centre’s programmes and budget within the framework of its approved Five-Year Development Plan.

The Centre’s mandate is to strengthen and improve the quality of Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VTET) in Southeast Asia through human resources development.  Guided by its Vision and Mission, SEAMEO VOCTECH has identified six goals to be carried out through various training programmes, research and development, information sharing, networking, organisational capacity, financial viability and management.