Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Further Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Skills for Innovation Hubs | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 2009
The three institutions Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation have set up a consortium for cooperating on issues of sustainable development. As the partners have different core competencies and backgrounds (a university, an institution for international cooperation and a pure research institution) they form a strategic network in order to offer a substantial basis for joint international activities oriented on TVET and Sustainable Development. One major vision is the establishment of a "Global TVET Academy for Sustainable Development".
The consortial partners, which form the UNEVOC Centre Magdeburg are introduced concisely below:
At its faculty for Human Sciences, the Otto-von-Guericke-University runs one of the oldest chairs for Vocational Education and Training in Germany and a number of national and international projects in TVET. Among others, it qualifies TVET teachers in industrial, technical and economic trades and offers tailor made study courses in the field of international TVET and human resource development.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH offers a long-standing expertise of the former institutions DED, GTZ and InWEnt. As a federal entreprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and is engaged in international education work around the globe. GIZ works in 1.544 different development programmes (2019) of which around 85 are directly related to TVET. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is the main commissioning party, but GIZ also works for other governmental institutions, development banks, unions or private institutions.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF) is an autonomous research institution in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The institute is technologically oriented towards conceiving, engineering and producing innovative and customized solutions in the fields of
- Logistic and Material Handling Engineering and Systems
- Robotic Systems and Measurement and Testing Technology
- Process and Plant Engineering
- Virtual Engineering and Virtual-Interactive Training
The research work at the Fraunhofer IFF is market driven and globally oriented.
We believe that education and training is the key for shaping sustainable change processes in globalizing economies and societies.
Therefore, we aim to contribute to the improvement of quality, sustainability and performance of TVET at different levels.
- Strengthening of capacities of TVET teachers and trainers
- Modernization of occupational standards and curricula in line with demands of industry
- Research on Industry 4.0 and intelligent work/production systems
- Networking within the international TVET community
- International and development cooperation in TVET
- TVET teacher training and research
- Development of curricula and standards
- Development of modular and innovative training approaches
- Implementation of international conferences on recent topics in TVET
- Industry/ technological research
- Development of virtual learning environments for professional education and further training
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Secondary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Secondary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Primary focus|
|Policy makers||Primary focus|
|Private sector||Primary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to contribute|
|Migration||Interested to learn|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to learn|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to contribute|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to learn|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to learn|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to contribute|
|Capacity development projects||Highly interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Moderately interested|
|Knowledge development||Moderately interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Highly interested|
|Within my cluster||Moderately interested|
|With Africa||Moderately interested|
|With the Arab States||Moderately interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Highly interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Highly interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Moderately interested|