Workshop discusses the attractiveness of skills development (Live stream available)

When: Live stream available on 18 July 2017, 09:00 – 13:00 (Central European Time)

Where: Bonn, Germany

Despite the benefits of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) on personal, professional and national development, a recurring issue has been its relative unattractiveness vis‐à‐vis academic education for students.

"Why is this and how do we bridge the gap between advocacy and action?"

To develop a better understanding of these and other related challenges confronted by TVET, UNESCO‐UNEVOC jointly with the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education and Training (CEDEFOP) presents a platform for TVET stakeholders to discuss and share experiences. Under the motto ‘Researchers meet Practitioners’, over 50 representatives from academia, policymakers, industry, TVET institution managers and young people from different parts of the world will meet to discuss how to ‘Enhance the attractiveness of TVET’.

The workshop will, among other things, discuss some of the preliminary outcomes of the research conducted by CEDEFOP. The Project, entitled “The changing nature and role of VET in Europe”, sought to understand how TVET was changing in the 28 member states of the EU as well as Iceland and Norway.

The workshop will include a panel discussion between the researchers and other stakeholders, as well as consultations to further discuss country experiences.

Download the workshop programme to find out about the speakers and panelists, and the event!

How do I join?

Click on the below image to view the livestream! The livestream will be available from 18 July on 09:00 (Central European Time) onwards. Be active and participate in the session by posting your questions using #WYSD

About World Youth Skills Day

World Youth Skills Day has become an official (UN Day) starting from 2015 and raises awareness about the importance of youth skills development.

The need to campaign and promote World Youth Skills Day is more important than ever before. Despite the youth employment rate increasing compared to the previous year, the number of young people without a job remains over 10 per cent in many countries (OECD, 2016). Perhaps more alarming, the number of young people out-of-school and not in education, employment and training (NEETs) is increasing.

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For the past two editions UNESCO-UNEVOC and the members of the UNEVOC Network have celebrated the day by organizing lectures, exhibitions and events. Notably, last year the day was marked with the launch of UNESCO’s Strategy for TVET (2016-2021) at an event that was participated by over 140 stakeholders from over 35 countries.

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