Why SEA-VET Learning?

  • High quality E-Learning

    Effective learning through interactive and engaging content. Our courses are more than text-filled screens and recorded lectures. We make use of gamification and modern digital media formats to provide compelling narratives with a strong visual impact.

  • Save time and money

    Our online courses are efficient and accessible. Continue your professional development even during times of COVID-19, easily integrate them into any working schedule and say goodbye to cost and time intensive traveling.

  • Expert instructors

    Our tutors are dedicated and experienced education and industry professionals. Their expertise lets TVET professionals complete courses ready to apply what they’ve learned to make an immediate impact at their jobs


Dr. Paryono has been working in the area of TVET for more than 30 years. Currently, he is the Deputy Director for Professional Affairs and the Research Manager and Specialist at the Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO VOCTECH) in Brunei Darussalam. At SEAMEO VOCTECH, he oversees training programmes for TVET personnel in the region covering 11 SEAMEO member countries. In addition, he is the research manager for the Centre. Dr. Paryono holds a Ph.D. degree for a dual title in Workforce Education and Development and Comparative International Education from Pennsylvania State University, master’s degree in Continuing and Vocational Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Education from the State University of Malang Indonesia. In addition, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Rajamanggala University of Technology of Thailand in 2017. His research and publications focus on TVET qualification frameworks and quality assurance, ICT in education, skills development, integration of transversal skills, education for sustainable development, teacher standards, and preparing TVET for industry requirements. He has published research articles in various journals and presented papers in many international conferences. He is also a trainer and facilitator in various areas of TVET including research methodology, impact assessment, measuring return on training investment, curriculum development and evaluation, pedagogy and assessment. In the past few years, he has been involved in various fora, seminars, and research activities to discuss industry 4.0 and its impacts on workforce education and development. He has offered consultancy services on TVET system in Southeast Asia, development of TVET teacher competencies, labour mobility in ASEAN, and research methodologies.

Dr. Paryono

Deputy Director Professional Affairs/ Research & Development Manager, SEAMEO VOCTECH


Ms. Noorhayati Cynthia graduated from the University of the Philippines (Diliman) with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Tourism, and from Universiti Brunei Darussalam with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Post Graduate Certificate in Technical Education. She has attended various continuous development courses and trainings relevant to her previous jobs and the job she is currently holding.

She offers a wealth of more than 37 years of professional and facilitation experience in the areas of technical and vocational education and training, curriculum design and development, competency assessment, workplace learning and soft-skills training. She has facilitated numerous regional and in-country training programmes, as well as customised training programmes in SEA, taught in the primary and tertiary levels, and worked in the hotel and service-orientated industry in the Philippines, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Norhayati Cynthia Abdullah

TVET Specialist cum Training & Professional Manager, SEAMEO VOCTECH


Ngan Cheng Hwa has worked for the German-Malaysian Institute (GMI) a premium technical education & vocational training (TEVT) institution for 27 years (1994-2021) and he was the former Deputy Managing Director for Education & Training.

Ngan earned both his Master of Education (Technical Education & Vocational Training and Bachelor of Technology with Education (Electrical Engineering) from the University Technology of Malaysia.

Ngan has worked as an expert/senior consultant, and learning facilitator since 2021 for the Regional Cooperation Programme for the Development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in ASEAN (RECOTVET), GIZ on Professional Development Training for TVET Teachers In Industry 4.0, Advisory Skills for Change Agents in Digital Transformation and Hybrid Regional Master Trainer Training & Upskilling.

Although he enjoys teaching, he is also a TEVT expert and practitioner primarily in the areas of curriculum development, teacher training, and blended learning methodology for student-centred learning incorporating problem-project-production based learning for the development of holistic TEVT graduates with 21st-century skills.

Ngan Cheng Hwa

Senior Consultant/Learning Facilitator


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