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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Entrepreneurial learning in TVET
Virtual Conference 26 November to 7 December 2018
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Virtual conference on ‘Entrepreneurial Learning in TVET: what it is and how to mainstream it'

Moderated by Elin McCallum

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There is a skills mismatch between the skills developed through global education systems and the evolving needs of society and the economy. This skills gap is damaging the aspiration and potential of young people to become active members of society and contributors to the economy. As the world changes, so education must evolve to deliver skills needs needed for these new opportunities and demands. Through entrepreneurial learning, young people can develop the vision and creativity to find solutions to the challenges they and the world face, using initiative to put ideas into entrepreneurial action. Entrepreneurial learning is the learning experience to develop the competences that contribute to this entrepreneurial mind-set and skills, supporting learners to be entrepreneurial in all walks of life.

TVET is a pivotal forum for the development of entrepreneurial learning, where student-centered experiential learning can be a powerful setting for building entrepreneurial capacity.

In 2016, UNESCO-UNEVOC held a virtual conference on ‘Making youth entrepreneurship a viable path’, which explored the challenges that young entrepreneurs face, and how TVET can best prepare students for those challenges.

Building on the discussions of that virtual conference, the upcoming conferece will push further and explore how we can mainstream entrepreneurial learning across TVET systems and programmes. The conference offers the opportunity for TVET leaders and practitioners to engage with and debate the key issues.

Intended outcomes

The intended outcomes of the conference are for participants to:

  • Build insights into how entrepreneurial learning has relevance and importance to TVET
  • Understand the elements of the ecosystem supporting entrepreneurial learning in TVET
  • Explore the role of policy, curriculum, teachers, learning activities beyond formal curriculum, and support for career paths/start up in mainstreaming entrepreneurial learning in TVET
  • Discover practical ideas to empower TVET learners with entrepreneurial mindset and skills
  • Contribute to forward thinking on how UNESCO-UNEVOC can develop their work to drive forward entrepreneurial learning in TVET systems and institutions
Structure and sequencing

The virtual conference is founded on seven topics. These topics will be ‘opened’ for discussion on the following days:

  • Monday, 26 November - Topic 1: Introducing entrepreneurial learning – the why and what for TVET
  • Tuesday, 27 November - Topic 2: Policy or strategy supporting entrepreneurial learning in TVET
  • Thursday 29 November - Topic 3: Entrepreneurial learning in TVET curriculum
  • Monday, 3 December - Topic 4: Supporting teachers to embed entrepreneurial learning into TVET
  • Wednesday, 5 December - Topic 5: Entrepreneurial learning beyond formal TVET curriculum
  • Thursday, 6 December - Topic 6: Support for career paths/start up
  • Friday, 7 December - Topic 7: Drawing conclusions for the ecosystem supporting entrepreneurial learning to be put into practice across TVET

Join the virtual conference

Please sign up here to join the virtual conference

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 2018-11-21

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