Industry-BLK collaboration for a quality TVET in Indonesia

This e-learning course will provide insights into a management approach that focuses on the strengthening of the collaboration between TVET Centres and the private sector.


At the heart of any skills system are the managers and staff of training institutions who face considerable challenges to deliver quality programmes integrating TVET reform processes into their day-to-day work. As the expectations placed on institutions continue to grow, managers and their staff are increasingly expected to deliver flexible, responsive and current programmes based on strong partnerships with local employers that provide good employment outcomes. Because of this, the ILO supports constituents to build the capacity of their institutional workforce to meet the expectations placed upon them by demand driven systems.


The E-learning Course on Industry-BLK collaboration for a quality TVET in Indonesia will provide insights into a management approach that focuses on the strengthening of the collaboration between TVET Centres and the private sector. Building on the already existing good practices, the course will discuss practical concepts and strategies on how to further involve the industry in the design, implementation and assessment of TVET programmes. Furthermore, this course is designed to facilitate the development of a holistic understanding of the management of vocational training centres in order to face the challenges of the future of work.


By the end of the eLearning programme, participants will have strengthened their technical knowledge on how to improve the functioning of BLK vocational training centres. In particular, participants will have:
  • Expanded their understanding of management concepts, particularly reviewing the governance of TVET Centres and how to promote the ownership of industry stakeholders;
  • Examined challenges in the development and implementation of a relevant training offer;
  • Analyzed bottlenecks in the production and exchange of data between TVET Centres and companies;
  • Developed a thorough understanding of the Centre’s role, in close collaboration with the private sector, in the implementation of support services for the school-to-work transition of graduates.
  • Improved TVET Centre Managers’ communication skills with employers/industry to secure the partnership/collaboration.


Week 1 - TVET Governance at centre level

  • Engaging industry stakeholders through social dialogue: the role of the industry in skills systems
  • Key principles and typologies of multi-stakeholder TVET Governance

Week 2 - Responsiveness: linking data between VTCs and the Industry

  • Skills anticipation rationale and methods, with a focus on tracer studies
  • Stakeholder mapping and management
  • The Quality Assurance cycle: areas, indicators and industry participation

Week 3 - Portfolio design and understanding the training offer

  • Client-orientation and services & products of a TVET Centre
  • Business plans for TVET Centres: the Value Proposition Canvas
  • Portfolio management: BCG tools
  • Communication and advocacy skills in Centre-industry relations

Week 4 - Employment support services to facilitate school to work transition

  • School-to-work transition: concepts and services
  • Post-training placement support tools and mechanisms: models of Job Service Office


  • 4 weeks
  • 4 modules (1 module per week)
  • 30 learning hours
Participants will have to complete different activities in each module and submit assignments throughout the course. Tutors and thematic experts will provide inputs during synchronous and asynchronous discussions and sessions as to accompany students in their learning pathway. A course output will be produced by the learners and it will take the form of an action plan for a joint collaboration BLK-Industry.

Participants who successfully complete the different exercises and required assignments will receive a Certificate of Participation.


This innovative e-learning course has been designed according to a learner-centred approach in order to better involve participants and keep them motivated. It will be highly interactive and engaging, using different methods throughout the different modules to make the content interesting, relevant and entertaining.
  • Dynamic lessons: useful for topics presenting large chunks of information with several notions and concepts. The learner has the ability to move throughout the content and go over as many times as needed to absorb the information.
  • Webinars: for topics with a clear set of ideas to be presented in a relatively synthetized way, easily stimulating and incentivising reactions from the audience and leaving a big space for synchronous discussion.
  • Forum/Exercises: ideal for topics that facilitate the promotion and exchange of knowledge, information and experiences among participants, with technical inputs and interventions from tutors/thematic experts.
  • Micro learning pills: most suited to describe and understand real-world experiences focusing on a specific area/topic by introducing the experience and presenting its main features and key take always.
  • Assignment: tools measuring, reinforcing and evaluating the assimilation of information delivered in the modules and skills developed by the participants.


  • The maximum number of participants is 75 people consisting of 50 BLK Managers from either the UPTP or UPTD and 25 participants from the private sector/industry who have been involved in the BLK-Industry forum.
  • Participants are required to have basic knowledge in operating a computer.
  • Participants are expected to have sufficient English language skills, both in writing and speaking. All training materials and assignments will be delivered in English.