Did you miss BETT Asia?
Pearson English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Corporate Communications came together to support the most successful BETT event ever in South East Asia earlier this month.
The event was co-hosted with the Thai Ministry of Education and the Thai Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation and the theme was Education as a catalyst for change.
The event brought together more than 2,000 attendees from over 50 countries, across the two days and it was attended by 9 out of 10 ASEAN Ministries of Education, with over 60 per cent of the leaders international.
Leading up to the event we took part in a number of sessions around English learning to advance an individual’s career, but also the role of TVET in driving global growth.
During the event, UK Minister for Exports, Marcus Fysh singled out Pearson in his speech as a great example of British education supporting other economies through national recognition of BTECs in Thailand.
The Workforce Skills division of Pearson, presented to a lively audience about the launch and growing demand of the world’s first qualification in Esports through BTEC. The esports industry is opening up new and exciting possibilities for future employment. In response to this, its popularity in the education sector is gaining momentum, offering students the chance to develop a range of social, physical, mental and financial skills to thrive in the ever-demanding job market. Attending such events only highlights the demand and interest in how esports can be positioned in education to ensure a successfully-prepared future workforce.
Another highlight was the Pearson BETT Asia Awards, where we presented the 21st Century Learner Award to the Dariu Foundation for their Digital Literacy Initiative.