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.
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.
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.
11 July 2018World Youth Skills Day 2018 - Improving the image of TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC follows the United Nations’ stride in celebrating the World Youth Skills Day every year on 15th July, and reaffirms its commitment to enhance the prospects of the youth to access quality skills development opportunities through TVET, globally. UNESCO-UNEVOC's theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Improving the image of TVET’. (more
1 November 2017Virtual conference on Open Educational Resources in TVET
The virtual conference on OER in TVET, moderated by UNESCO OER Chair Robert Schuwer and Ben Janssen ended on 20 November with a live webinar in which the moderators summarized their findings and discussed with participants: View recording at https://youtu.be/fbkd-Fr61PM (more
22 December 2016Virtual conference on sources of financing in TVET
The virtual conference on diversifying sources of funding for TVET took place from 16 to 22 January 2017 on the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum, and was participated by 222 participants from 81 countries. (more
Before the previous series of virtual conferences, a conference was held in 2007 on Greening TVET.