Simon Young is BTEC Portfolio Director for Pearson Education. Based in Singapore for the past
ten years, Simon has been working across Asia to build vocational qualification frameworks that
develop the knowledge, skills and technical abilities that employers need in their workforce for
today’s changing world. Simon believes that technical vocational education can make a significant contribution to economic and social development, in particular, up-skilling existing employees to
keep pace with technological change. His most recent projects include collaboration with the Thai
Ministry of Education and the Office of Vocational Education Commission to introduce international
curriculum into vocational colleges in Thailand.