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The Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) Agenda 2025, launched in December 2021, is building on the partnerships and momentum established during the previous phase of the BILT project from 2019 - 2021. The project, which is implemented by UNESCO-UNEVOC with the support of the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), aims to help TVET systems adapt to the constant and rapid changes taking place in skills demands and work practices. Underlying all the activities of the BILT Agenda is the principle of inclusivity: TVET systems must be accessible to all, irrespective of gender, country of origin or ethnicity, and must support all learners to develop sustainable livelihoods.
The goals of the BILT Agenda for the next four years are ambitious. They aim to not only support networking but to achieve real action and innovation. By putting the spotlight clearly on significant trends in the economy and labour market and examining their implications for new qualifications and competencies (NQCs), the partnerships forged will be in a better position to modernize TVET systems across Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
In 2022 and 2023, the project will focus on how digitalization and greening affect TVET practice and the NQCs young people and adults require in the transition to a digital and greener world. These themes have been chosen to help TVET providers harness the potential of digital technologies for their own operations but foremost for their learners, because of the urgent global need to adopt more sustainable practices across the economy.
The new phase of the BILT project will be implemented along three lines of work:
Work has begun on identifying general and sector-specific trends with regard to NQCs and the dual transition of greening and digitalization from European, African and Asian perspectives. This research is being synthesized and will be launched in the second semester of 2022. In addition, the BILT project will host a series of moderated conversations that foster information exchange about the challenges and solutions the research identifies and help to paint a more complete picture of the trends within and across the three BILT regions.
In 2022, BILT’s priority activity under the “learning line” is the creation of a self-reflection tool (SRT).
The inception of this capacity-building tool began in early 2022 with a design and field-testing phase. The purpose of the tool is to support TVET providers to reflect on their capacity to contribute to the Three Is process:
- identifying new qualifications and competencies in a timely and accurate manner,
- integrating them into appealing and flexible curricula and training regulations, and
- implementing them in innovative training approaches.
While the overall output from this exercise will be an international framework for TVET providers to assess their capacity to contribute to the identification, integration and implementation of new qualifications and competencies, pilot institutions will be able to use the process to create their own strategy and action plan to improve their short- and long-term performance.