Case Study

ASEAN Hospitality: CAVC serving up skills excellence

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ASEAN Hospitality: Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) reaches out to potential partners and customers to offer innovative learning, teaching and skills training solutions across the ASEAN region.  CAVC’s goal is to promote the global imperative of TVET in creating productive and sustainable regional economies.

As a large Further Education College offering programmes from Level 2 to Level 6 across a wide range of vocational, professional and academic areas, we have the scale and expertise to add value to the overseas TVET agenda.  The importance of TVET and skills is reflected in our international strategy and the opportunity to meet and network with stakeholders, decision makers and students from ASEAN would be a delight for us.

South East Asia, Global
Curriculum Design, Quality Assurance, Training Provision, Skills Assessment, Apprenticeships, Employer Engagement

Cardiff and Vale College, part of the Colleges Wales International network, provides world-class catering and hospitality skills and training provision to students of all ages.

CAVC have a range of performance and skills development tools at their disposal that quickly evaluate training needs around skills training. They are highly responsive to the commercial needs of industry.

The CAVC and international team are to support the important administration and management requirements that underpin high-quality educational delivery.

Our mission at CAVC is to transform lives by enabling learners to develop skills and reach their potential.

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Challenges for the hospitality and catering sector are plain to see across the world as the pandemic causes chaos and disruption to ‘business as usual’.

Indeed, in their paper on the impact of Covid-19 on the ASEAN tourism industry, Beh and Leong Lin (2021) reported that the pandemic could place 100-120 million jobs at risk in the international tourism sector, one of the main contributors to the economy of ASEAN countries.

This global emergency has compounded a problem that was already beginning to cause ripples in the sector – the issue of skill shortages. For example, as far back as 2001, the Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) reported technical skill shortages in the Phillippines economy. They attributed this to a sub-optimal education system, dissonant export policy and the relentless pace of change driven by technological advancement. The same charge can be levelled at many other countries around the world as they apply to their national TVET strategies. More recently, the City and Guilds Group noted skills gaps in the hospitality and catering sector, as well as a shortage of qualified trainers across ASEAN.

There are growing signs that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is has an improved status and acceptance, aided by Government reforms, including in the UK, and a recognition that a solid skills base provides the underpinning for successful modern economies.

These conditions provides a fertile environment for mature and creative TVET providers such as CAVC, with a history steeped in vocational education and skills training, to rise to the challenge to accelerate global skilling, upskilling and re-skilling.

The CAVC leadership team now use its training infrastructure, capacity and capability to support and influence skills training in the ASEAN region.

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