Taiwan’s Tertiary Level Technical & Vocational Education Attracts the Attention of Japanese Academic Circles
In recent years, the development and quality of Taiwan’s tertiary level vocational and technical education has attracted many overseas students to study in Taiwan. At the same time, the improvements made to technical and vocational education in Taiwan, and the evaluation of its standards have attracted the attention of Japanese academic circles.
With the assistance of the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Japan, Japan’s Institution for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Professional Higher Education invited the Taiwan Assessment and Evaluation Association to jointly participate in the Taiwan–Japan Higher Technical and Vocational Education Evaluation Seminar, held on January 27 at the Hollywood Graduate School of Beauty Business in Tokyo.
The Education Division of TECRO Japan also attended the meeting, which was conducted in hybrid mode. Other attendees included representatives of many organizations including the Education Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan, the Keishin-Gakuen Educational Group, Hollywood Graduate School of Beauty Business, and various individuals from the business community.
The chair of the Taiwan Assessment and Evaluation Association, Dr. Jimmy Yung Chi-Yeh delivered the keynote speech and led an online discussion on the Quality Assurance System of Professional Higher Education in Taiwan.
Dr. Akihiko Kawaguchi, the director of the Institution for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Professional Higher Education, thanked Dr. Yung for his speech and the Education Division of TECRO Japan for its assistance. The Japanese participants benefited from the seminar and expressed their eagerness to continue to communicate with relevant bodies in Taiwan to improve the evaluation standards of higher vocational education.