The ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2017) this coming August 6-9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio, will highlight emergent technologies that impact the critical engineering issues of product design and development, manufacturing, and the management and integration of information systems throughout the product life-cycle. BEACONING project will be presented here, in particular the developments on technical and vocational education training (TVET), and how BEACONING concept and its application can be further used for design engineers in academia, government and industry.