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Concept note

The Bridging Conference on New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET of the BILT project has the overall goal of laying the foundations for the upcoming project activities through an open and participatory engagement among members of the TVET community.

This meeting revolves around the key aspects related to the identification, integration and implementation of new qualifications and competencies. It aims at discussing the relevance, applicability and prioritization of new qualifications and competencies with the global TVET community with a view on practical examples from Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The discussions will be underpinned by the main outcomes of the BILT Trends Mapping Study and will explore questions such as:

  • What institutional arrangements are favorable for identifying the demands for new qualifications and competencies? Which mix of competencies is relevant in the BILT themes digitalization, greening, entrepreneurship and migration?
  • How can relevant qualifications and competencies be integrated into curricula and training regulations? What is the relevance of cross-cutting, occupational, sectoral and modular approaches in this context?
  • How are new qualifications and competencies implemented, mainly concerning adaptation of pedagogical environments and teachers and trainers training?

Agenda

Moderation:
Vera Hark, Project Manager, BIBB
Wilson Lima Junior, Project Manager, UNESCO–UNEVOC
08.30 – 08.55
Welcome remarks
Soo-Hyang Choi, Director, UNESCO-UNEVOC
Michael Wiechert, Head of Division, BIBB

Key note "Looking forward: the future of TVET in Europe"
Oliver Diehl, Deputy Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
08.55 – 09.00
Introduction: Identifying, integrating and implementing new qualifications and competencies – A concerted effort at strategic and operational levels
Wilson Lima Junior, Project Manager, UNESCO – UNEVOC
09.00 – 09.30 Enabling the identification of a relevant mix of qualifications and competencies through multi-stakeholder arrangements
  • Insights from the Trends Mapping Study, Vera Hark, Project Manager, BIBB
  • Example: Standard for In-Company Trainers in ASEAN Countries, Marlon Miña, Executive Director, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Discussion with participants
09.30 – 10.00 Accomplishing the integration of new qualifications and competencies into curricula and training regulations and the implications of cross-cutting, occupational, sectoral and modular approaches
  • Insights from the Trends Mapping Study, Vera Hark, Project Manager, BIBB
  • Example: Youth Start Entrepreneurial Challenges, Johannes Lindner, Head of the Impulszentrum für Entrepreneurship (e.e.si) of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research & Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship (IFTE)
  • Discussion with participants
10.00 – 10.30 Ensuring the implementation of new qualifications and competencies through adequate pedagogical environments and teachers and trainers training
  • Insights from the Trends Mapping Study, Vera Hark, Project Manager, BIBB
  • Example: The reform of Vocational Education in Mozambique - A focus on the implementation of new qualifications and competencies, Ida Carrilho Alvarinho, National Director Professional Qualifications, National Authority of Professional Education (ANEP), Mozambique
  • Discussion with participants
10:30 – 10:45 Reflections from Asia and Africa - challenges and opportunities in implementing a comprehensive system for the identification, integration and implementation of new qualifications and competencies

Closing remarks
Jens Liebe, Senior Programme Officer, UNESCO-UNEVOC





Registration and related documents

Language

While the meeting is held in English, there will be remote simultaneous interpretation to and from French.



Background

Major outcomes of the Trends Mapping Study “Trends in New Qualifications and Competencies for TVET. Perspectives of the European UNEVOC Network”

The aim of BILT’s Trends Mapping Study is to identify trends in new qualifications and competencies as society, economies and labour markets evolve in ever-faster cycles. With relevant new qualifications and competencies identified, the Trends Mapping Study explores innovative strategies for their integration into curricula and training regulations. It further explores options for the implementation of new qualifications and competencies in teaching and training through the use of new methods and technologies, as well as adequate teacher and trainer training. Selected working examples of applied projects and initiatives offer a wide range of illustrations.


Trends in New Qualifications and Competencies for TVET - Perspectives of the European UNEVOC Network

Trends Mapping Study
This Trends Mapping Study is part of the Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET project. It draws on a selection of relevant literature, the data collected from the UNEVOC Network using an online survey and focus group activities, as well as on inf ...

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About the BILT Project

New qualifications & competenciesMigrationDigitalizationEntrepreneurshipGreening TVET

The vision of the BILT project is to be a reference point for innovation and learning in TVET through network collaboration within Europe, and in a bridging process with African and Asian partners, while developing a set of practically-oriented publications related to New Qualifications and Competencies. The project complements national developments to explore and support innovative, market-oriented and attractive modes of learning and cooperation in TVET.

Having national qualifications and competencies in view, the BILT Project supports collaboration activities that are targeted to better understand the state-of-play and enhance national as well as multi-national TVET capacities, to generate new knowledge and to share information on national TVET practices, e.g. through innovation and learning examples and implementation examples. Furthermore, a structured exchange in the respective topic takes place between the European and the African UNEVOC Network as well as between the European and Asian UNEVOC Network in 2021.





 

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