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
UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 2016
Bow Valley College (BVC) is the only public, comprehensive community institution in the Calgary area, specializing in delivering quality education and training programs for over 50 years. BVC offers high-quality, affordable and high in-demand disciplines such as business, creative technologies, health and community studies. BVC also offers fast-tracked
programs with hands-on training to gain work experience during study and after graduation. BVC continues to have success in the marketplace serving the training needs of international companies and governments.
Most programs include work experience
– an asset for making connections and earning practical knowledge – which increases employability, with 93% of BVC
graduates finding employment in their field of study within six months of graduation. BVC strives to make students’ journey a smooth transition. Students are encouraged to help build the campus community through volunteering, enhancing public speaking and leadership skills and participating in diverse cultural celebrations. Many departments are dedicated to promoting a vibrant campus life and to supporting students as they adjust to their new life in Calgary.
To include all learners. To challenge our thinking.To remove barriers. To provide opportunity.To make all learning count.
We open doors and open minds by creating opportunities for learners, employees, employers, and communities, and by shaping the future of college education.
Respect • Inclusion • Creativity • Teamwork • Resilience
Learners achieve their goals and/or get the jobs they aim for in a field related to their studies.
The communities we serve are enriched through the efforts of our employees and learners.
Employers see us as the go-to resource for their labour force needs.
Partners and investors seek out relationships with us to support our mutual interests.
Shape the Future of College Education:
We are a leader in evolving how a college education is delivered, and in turn, influencing the overall direction
of college education in Alberta and beyond.
Provide Community and Social Success:
Our efforts support our learners to achieve their goals wherever that may be including at home, in their families, at work, and in their communities.As a result, we also play a role in supporting our
communities and the economic development of the many sectors that we serve.
Ensure Employment Success:
As a comprehensive community college, our primary focus is supporting our learners to find employment
success in the field of their choice or support their efforts to launch their own entrepreneurial initiatives.
This will provide value to our industry and sector partners by meeting their workforce needs and drive
economic development in our communities.
Deliver Transformational Learning:
Education transforms people and their lives and we support this process by transforming how learning is provided.
Make All Learning Count:
We share relevant content in engaging ways for our learners and are a leader in supporting educational access, success, and recognized accreditation. We assess and validate all learning, however it was acquired.
Challenge Our Thinking:
We are open to new ideas and approaches in our work.
Improve the Educational Experience:
We continually work to improve all aspects of the educational experience for our learners.
This includes contributions from teams across the College, both inside and outside the classroom.
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Primary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Primary focus|
|Policy makers||Secondary focus|
|Private sector||Secondary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to learn|
|Migration||Interested to learn|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to lead|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to contribute|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to contribute|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to lead|
|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||Moderately interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Highly interested|
|With the Arab States||Highly interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Highly interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Highly interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Highly interested|