The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) was established on 11 May 1961 as a regional intergovernmental organization with the mission to contribute to the sustainable socioeconomic development of Asia and the Pacific through enhancing productivity.
The current membership is 20 economies, comprising Bangladesh, Cambodia, Republic of China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The KPI Institute has implemented starting with 2014 three APO financed Technical Expert Services (TES) programs on Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Productivity Measurement and Analysis with The Thailand Productivity Institute (FTPI) in 2015, NPO Indonesia and NPO Mongolia in 2015.
WorldSkills Romania represents the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for Aurel Brudan, The KPI Institute’s CEO. Founded in May 2016, WSR is meant to become the Romanian chapter of WorldSkills International.
Thus, WS Romania is aligned with both TKI’s vision of achieving sustainable development through improving competences in education, but also with WS’s international mission of showcasing the value of skills and raising the recognition of skilled professionals worldwide.
As of May 2016, WSR has begun the affiliation process to WorldSkills International, aiming to operate as an independent entity working close with the Ministry of Education and developing partnerships with private sector companies.
WSR can count among its chief activities the following:
ALIGNMENT OF EDUCATION WITH LABOR MARKET
EDUCATION & TRAINING