Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has been identified as one of the seven priority areas of SEAMEO Education Agenda for development in Southeast Asia, which were agreed at the Strategic Dialogue of Education Ministers (SDEM) meeting in September 2014. According to the 2nd High Officials Meeting (HOM) on SEA-TVET in Bali, May 2016, and the 3rd HOM on SEA-TVET in Kuala Lumpur in May 2017 highlighted the regional strategies to improve 21st skills, global competitiveness, innovative and creativity of TVET students.

Besides the issues of creative industry, industry 4.0, digital careers and trends of future work were recommended to be integrated in TVET education for preparing our Southeast Asian youths with advanced knowledge and skills which are necessary for future careers in globalisation. In response to the above regional policy directions and recommendations from the high officials’ meetings, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organizations (SEAMEO) in cooperation with Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia and SEAMEO Centres have organised the following SEA-Creative Camp in 2018