Moderator-driven TVeT Forum conferences

Our moderator-driven discussions seek to promote focused discussions on crucial themes in TVET development and aim to gather valuable input from the TVeT Forum community.

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Artificial intelligence in education and training Virtual Conference 11 to 15 November 2019
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Virtual conference on AI in education and training

Organized by UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre and moderated by James Keevy and Kelly Shiohira, JET Education Services

Nowadays, a considerable amount of attention is being given to Artificial Intelligence (AI), its impacts and innovations in various sectors, and its significance on both the workforce and the labour market. One of the obvious impacts of AI on the workforce is the shift towards higher-skill occupations, a trend that has been observed for some time in higher-income country contexts. Current shifts and future projections of job growth indicate a “hollowing out” of certain skill level professions, with growth in both low-skill and high-skill employment far outstripping intermediate skill labour demand.

Education systems that are responsive to labour market demands will incorporate AI both in the way the TVET system operates and in the education and training provided to students. In fact, a large part of Sustainable Development Goal 4 talks about education systems’ responsiveness to both social and labour market demands in order to produce citizens who are socially and economically active within their societies. The emphasis of this discussion is on the latter aspect, particularly in relation to the ability of TVET systems to leverage AI to maximize their own processes and to ensure students are adequately prepared for the current labour market. In the field of education, AI offers opportunities to improve governance, delivery and alignment with other sectors. Many educational institutions are already leveraging AI in various ways to meet their objectives.

This upcoming virtual conference will engage participants to:

  • Better understand the link between AI and TVET
  • Discuss the impact of AI on intermediate-level skills or occupations
  • Explore the role of national legal frameworks and policies/strategies that promote the improvement of the quality of TVET through AI
  • Identify obstacles to harnessing AI in TVET
  • Determine examples and practices of AI’s impact on TVET, with a particular focus on intermediate-level skills and occupations

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You will need to have a UNEVOC account to sign up. You can register for a UNEVOC account here.

The virtual conference will be in English. However, participants speaking participants can use the built-in translation feature to follow discussions and to contribute in their languages.

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Before the previous series of virtual conferences, a conference was held in 2007 on Greening TVET.

Two pathways, one destination - TVET for a sustainable future (22 Oct-10 Nov 2007)

Virtual conference on TVET for sustainable development | Final report (pdf)

page date 2019-11-07

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