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The BILT Learning Forum 2021 is the flagship event of the BILT project. The project team at UNESCO-UNEVOC and BIBB invites you to join the wrap up of the first project phase on the overarching theme of ‘new qualifications and competencies’.


Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the outcomes of the publication on New Qualifications and Competencies
  • Generate knowledge and engage in peer-learning on innovative practices in TVET
  • Learn about the BILT Agenda 2025 and the dual thematic focus of greening and digitalization
  • Contribute to strengthening the UNEVOC Network and the TVET stakeholder community
The BILT Learning Forum is organized by the BILT project and co-hosted by UNEVOC Centres from Europe (Centre for Studies and Research on Qualifications, France), Africa (Human Resource Development Council, Botswana), and Asia and the Pacific (Human Resources Development Service of Korea).

Learning

  • Day 1 will feature the launch of the publication on ‘New qualifications and competencies for future-oriented TVET systems’. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the core results with the authors of the three-volume publication and join a panel discussion dedicated to the crucial role of social partners for strong and modern TVET systems.
  • Day 2 will give participants the chance to learn about digital media tools for TVET in an ‘International Roadshow’. This interactive session will demonstrate different digital learning applications and their potential uses and benefits for teaching and learning practice.
  • Day 3 will put the future of TVET and of the BILT project at the centre of the discussion. The BILT Agenda 2022-2025 will be presented with the goal of generating a broad commitment to the project for the next four years, followed by a panel discussion on the future of TVET to conclude the Forum.

Forum

Bringing together TVET stakeholders – especially from Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific – is a core element of the BILT project and of this Forum. Beyond the panel presentations and discussions, the event platform offers a space to mingle and network, and to enter one-on-one or small group conversations.

  • Visit the marketplace. This is a virtual exhibition area that will allow participants to explore successful BILT ‘Innovation and Learning Practices’ and interact with the implementing institutions. It will also feature booths related to the international roadshow on digital media tools and allow interaction with the organizers and co-hosts of the Forum.
  • Access the networking lounge. Meet fellow TVET practitioners around several virtual coffee tables for informal discussions on specific areas of interest, supported by networking moderators.



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Une interprétation simultanée en français sera disponible dans la salle plénière.

The BILT Learning Forum is co-hosted by the UNEVOC Centres

Centre for Study and Research on Training and Qualifications, France

Human Resource Development Council, Botswana

Human Resources Development Service of Korea

Related documents and resources



Agenda Day 1

7 December 2021, 08:45 am – 12:15 pm CET

Co-hosted by Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), Botswana

Moderated by

  • Ms Ellah Matshediso, Director, Human Resource Development Planning-Demand, Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), Botswana
  • Ms Vera Hark, BILT Project Manager, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany
  • Mr Wilson Lima Junior, BILT Project Manager, UNESCO-UNEVOC


08:45 - 09:00
Entrance Hall
Online arrival - Info desk will be open
09:00 – 09:15
Plenary hall
Welcome by UNESCO-UNEVOC
  • Mr Friedrich Huebler, Acting Head of Office, UNESCO-UNEVOC
Opening remarks
  • Ms Catrin Hannken, Deputy Director General for VET, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • Mr Hubert Ertl, Director of Research, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany
09:15 – 09:35
Plenary hall
New qualifications and competencies for future-oriented TVET
Launch of the publication ‘New qualifications and competencies for future-oriented TVET’, introducing its rationale and framework of investigation.
  • Mr Dieter Euler, Senior Expert of the BILT Expert Group, Professor Emerit at the University St. Gallen, Switzerland
09:45 – 10:25
Breakout rooms
Breakout sessions: Results from each publication volume on new qualifications and competencies
Based on their institutional context or their area of interest, participants are invited to join one of the deep-dive sessions to discuss the core results related to macro, meso, or micro level institutions.

Blue room: Macro level
“TVET Governance: steering collective action”
Host: Mr Phil Loveder, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia
Practice example: Mr Roland Loeffler, Project manager, Austrian Institute for Vocational Education Research (öibf), Austria

Orange room: Meso level
“TVET Advocacy: ensuring multi-stakeholder participation”
Host: Mr Matteo Sgarzi, Head of Mission, International Relations, Centre for Studies and Research on Qualifications (Céreq), France
Practice example: Ms Lina Vaitkute, Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre (KPMPC), Lithuania

Green room: Micro level
“TVET Delivery: providing innovative solutions”
Hosts: Ms Kelly Shiohira and Mr James Keevy, JET Educational Services, South Africa
Practice example: Ms Christina Hong, President, Technological and Higher Education Institute (THEi), Hong Kong, China
10:30 – 11:30
Plenary hall
Panel discussion - Champions for TVET: Bringing together Social Partners’ perspectives on new qualifications and competencies
The role of social partners for building strong and modern TVET systems, and their view on new qualifications and competencies and on the findings of the publication.

Moderator: Ms Ellah Matshediso, HRDC, Botswana

Speakers:
  • Mr Edwin Anisha, Director of Research, Planning and Curriculum Development, Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Nigeria
  • Ms Nazrene Mannie, Executive Director, Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN)
  • Mr Marlon Miña, Executive Director, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Human Resources Development Foundation (PCCI HRDF), Philippines
  • Ms Antonia Wulff, Director of Research, Policy and Advocacy, Education International
11:30 – 12:10
Networking Venue  
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Coffee Tables: Networking sessions
Moderators: Co-hosts, members of the NQC expert group, thematic and Regional Focal Points UNESCO-UNEVOC

Participants can exchange on different topics in a relaxed atmosphere, and with the support of networking moderators. The virtual coffee tables are video meetings within the conferencing platform with a limited number of participants per table. No additional software is required.

Deep-dive: Macro / Governance Level
Rikardo LaMadrid, Basque Vice-Ministry of VET; Roland Loeffler, öibf
Join members of the expert group and practitioners to ask follow-up questions from the breakout sessions, discuss the findings of the NQC publication and share your challenges and lessons learned at the macro level.
Deep-dive: Meso / Advocacy Level
Matteo Sgarzi, Céreq; Lina Vaitkute, KPMPC
Join members of the expert group and practitioners to ask follow-up questions from the breakout sessions, discuss the findings of the NQC publication and share your challenges and lessons learned at the meso level.
Deep-dive: Micro / TVET delivery Level
Kelly Shiohira and James Keevy, JET education
Join members of the expert group and practitioners to ask follow-up questions from the breakout sessions, discuss the findings of the NQC publication and share your challenges and lessons learned at the micro level.
Dual Transition: Greening & Digitalization
Kenneth Barrientos, UNESCO-UNEVOC; Michael Schwarz, BIBB
Introduce yourself and your organization, network with other participants interested in the Dual Transition of Greening & Digitalization in TVET and exchange your perspectives on this topic.
TVET in Africa
Wouter de Regt, UNESCO-UNEVOC; Ellah Matshediso, HRDC
Introduce yourself and your organization, network with others from or interested in Africa and share your experiences and interests in the topics addressed in the BILT Learning Forum.
TVET in Asia and the Pacific
Miki Nozawa, UNESCO-UNEVOC
Introduce yourself and your organization, network with others from or interested in Asia and the Pacific and share your experiences and interests in the topics addressed in the BILT Learning Forum.
TVET in Europe
Sarah Elson-Rogers, UNESCO-UNEVOC; Anais Chartagnon, Céreq
Introduce yourself and your organization, network with others from or interested in Europe and share your experiences and interests in the topics addressed in the BILT Learning Forum.
Mix & Mingle
Natalie Ax, UNESCO-UNEVOC; Mai Tran, BIBB
Introduce yourself and your organization and connect informally with other participants.



Agenda Day 2

8 December 2021, 08:15 am – 12:30 pm CET

Co-hosted by Human Resources Development Service of Korea

Moderated by

  • Ms Misook Lee, Global HRD Cooperation Team, Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRDK), Republic of Korea
  • Ms Vera Hark, BIBB, Germany
  • Ms Sarah Elson-Rogers, Team Leader “Innovation and Future of TVET”, UNESCO UNEVOC


08:00 - 08:15
Entrance Hall
Online arrival - Info desk will be open
08:15 - 08:55
Networking Venue
Coffee Tables: Networking sessions
Moderators: Co-hosts, members of the NQC expert group, thematic and Regional Focal Points UNESCO-UNEVOC

Participants can exchange on different topics in a relaxed atmosphere, and with the support of networking moderators. The virtual coffee tables are video meetings within the conferencing platform with a limited number of participants per table. No additional software is required.

Deep-dive: Macro / Governance Level
Rikardo LaMadrid, Basque Vice-Ministry of VET; Roland Loeffler, öibf
Join members of the expert group and practitioners to ask follow-up questions from the breakout sessions, discuss the findings of the NQC publication and share your challenges and lessons learned at the macro level.
Deep-dive: Meso / Advocacy Level
Matteo Sgarzi, Céreq; Lina Vaitkute, KPMPC
Join members of the expert group and practitioners to ask follow-up questions from the breakout sessions, discuss the findings of the NQC publication and share your challenges and lessons learned at the meso level.
Deep-dive: Micro / TVET delivery Level
Kelly Shiohira and James Keevy, JET education
Join members of the expert group and practitioners to ask follow-up questions from the breakout sessions, discuss the findings of the NQC publication and share your challenges and lessons learned at the micro level.
Dual Transition: Greening & Digitalization
Kenneth Barrientos, UNESCO-UNEVOC; Michael Schwarz, BIBB
Introduce yourself and your organization, network with other participants interested in the Dual Transition of Greening & Digitalization in TVET and exchange your perspectives on this topic.
TVET in Africa
Wouter de Regt, UNESCO-UNEVOC; Ellah Matshediso, HRDC
Introduce yourself and your organization, network with others from or interested in Africa and share your experiences and interests in the topics addressed in the BILT Learning Forum.
TVET in Asia and the Pacific
Miki Nozawa, UNESCO-UNEVOC; Eseul Seo, HRDK
Introduce yourself and your organization, network with others from or interested in Asia and the Pacific and share your experiences and interests in the topics addressed in the BILT Learning Forum.
TVET in Europe
Sarah Elson-Rogers, UNESCO-UNEVOC; Anais Chartagnon, Céreq
Introduce yourself and your organization, network with others from or interested in Europe and share your experiences and interests in the topics addressed in the BILT Learning Forum.
Mix & Mingle
Natalie Ax, UNESCO-UNEVOC; Mai Tran, BIBB
Introduce yourself and your organization and connect informally with other participants.
09:00 – 11:15
Plenary hall
Opening Day 2
  • Ms Misook Lee, HRDK, Republic of Korea

International Roadshow “Digital Media in TVET”
International practice examples for technology-enhanced learning in TVET
Live presentation of digital learning applications that demonstrate possible uses of immersive technologies in combination with suitable pedagogical approaches for teaching and learning in TVET.

Moderator: Ms Eva Hanau, Senior Technical Advisor, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany

Welcome remarks
  • Ms Birgit Thomann, Department Head “VET International”, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany

Virtual & Augmented Reality Learning – Transforming Training in Lift Repair & Maintenance
  • Mr George Lau, Principal, Youth College, Vocational Training Council (VTC), China, Hong Kong SAR

iVideo.education - The past, present and the future of a hypervideo platform for teaching & learning in VET
  • Ms Francesca Amenduni, Senior Researcher, Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training (SFUVET), Switzerland

A virtual training environment for electricians: Planning and executing customer orders under real-world conditions
  • Mr Harald Fleischmann, Founder, FOSH Learning, South Africa

Panel discussion incl. Q&A
Ensuring the long-term use of digital technologies in TVET – Opportunities, challenges & solutions
  • Mr George Lau, Youth College, VTC, China, Hong Kong SAR
  • Ms Francesca Amenduni, SFUVET, Switzerland
  • Mr Harald Fleischmann, FOSH, South Africa
11:15 – 11:30
Plenary hall
Introduction to the marketplace: the BILT themes in practice
Perspectives on the BILT themes from TVET practitioners in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific highlight the relevance of the project themes and the BILT ‘Innovation and Learning Practices’, and make a transition to the virtual marketplace.

With messages from: TESDA Women's Centre (Philippines), University of Nottingham (United Kingdom), School of Business and Economics (Kenya), University Tun Hussein Onn (Malaysia), and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association
11:30 - 12:15
Marketplace  
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Marketplace: Explore examples of TVET ‘Innovation and Learning Practices’ and of the use of digital tools at the institutions’ booths. Pay the conference organizers and the co-hosts a virtual visit.



Agenda Day 3

9 December 2021, 08:15 am – 11:15 pm CET

Co-hosted by Centre for Studies and Research on Qualifications, France

Moderated by

  • Mr Matteo Sgarzi, Head of Mission, International Relations, Centre for Studies and Research on Qualifications (Céreq), France
  • Ms Vera Hark, BIBB, Germany
  • Mr Wilson Lima Junior, UNESCO-UNEVOC


08:00 - 08:15
Entrance Hall
Online arrival - Info desk will be open
08:15 - 09:00
Marketplace
Marketplace: Explore examples of TVET ‘Innovation and Learning Practices’ and of the use of digital tools at the institutions’ booths. Pay the conference organizers and the co-hosts a virtual visit.
09:00 – 09:30
Plenary hall
Opening Day 3
  • Mr Matteo Sgarzi, Céreq, France
Keynote: The dual transition ‘Greening and Digitalization’ as a priority for TVET
  • Mr Borhene Chakroun, Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO Education Sector
  • Ms Barbara Ofstad, People & Organization, Industrial Relations & Employment Conditions, Siemens Professional Education
09:30 – 10:00
Plenary hall
BILT Agenda 2025: An agenda for innovative TVET BMBF, BIBB and UNESCO-UNEVOC will present the BILT Agenda 2022-2025 and invite UNEVOC Centres to comment
  • Mr Oliver Diehl, Deputy Head of Division 'Innovation in Vocational Training', Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • Ms Sarah Elson-Rogers, Team Leader for Innovation and the Future of TVET, UNESCO-UNEVOC
  • Mr Michael Wiechert, Head of Division ‘International Advisory Services’, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany
10:00 – 11:00
Plenary hall
Panel discussion: The Future of TVET and the BILT themes
Building on the BILT agenda 2025 and based on the results of recent research initiatives on the future of TVET, the speakers will explore what issues and questions will be high up on the TVET agenda during the upcoming years. Special attention will be paid to the need for new qualifications and competencies for greening and digitalization.

Moderator: Mr Matteo Sgarzi, Céreq, France

Speakers:
  • Ms Stephanie Allais, Director of the Centre for Researching Education and Labour at the School of Education of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Mr Jens Bjørnåvold, Senior expert, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
  • Mr Basheerhamad Shadrach, BILT research consultant for Asia, India
  • Ms Marieke Vandeweyer, Senior Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
11:00 – 11:15
Plenary hall 
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Closing:
  • Mr Friedrich Huebler, Acting Head of Office, UNESCO-UNEVOC







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