Thematic Areas: Inclusion and Youth | SDGs and Greening TVET | Innovation and Future of TVET | Private Sector Engagement
Our Key Programmes & Projects: COVID-19 response | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: i-hubs project | TVET Global Forums
Our Services & Resources: Publications | TVET Forum | Virtual Conferences | TVET Country Profiles | TVETipedia Glossary | Promising & Innovative Practices
Events: Major TVET Events | UNEVOC Network News
The COVID-19 pandemic is profoundly affecting the world of work. In 2020, there were global employment losses of 114 million jobs relative to 2019. The pandemic has also created the largest disruption of education systems in history. UNESCO reports that two thirds of an academic year has been lost worldwide due to school closures.
In the face of these challenges, there are a number of contributions that technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions can make to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. First, they can provide short-term training to meet the urgent demand for skilled workers in certain trades and sectors. Second, TVET institutions can build the capacities of staff to meet the increased demand for digital delivery of programmes and services. Third, they can apply best practices learned throughout the pandemic to strengthen their own preparedness for future crises and disruptions.
UNESCO-UNEVOC has implemented a special project — Strengthening the Responsiveness, Agility and Resilience of TVET Institutions for the Post-COVID-19 Era — to help alleviate the short, medium and long-term effects of the global crisis. The project will support TVET institutions around the world, especially those in developing countries, in addressing these challenges and preparing for the post-COVID-19 era.
Digital Competence and the Future of Work – Pathways for TVET Institutions 18 March 2021, 9:00 - 10:30 CET
Social Aspects of Digital Learning in TVET 22 April 2021, 15:00 - 16:30 CEST
Interpretation available in Spanish and French
Navigating the Maze of Digital Tools and Services 20 May 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 CEST