Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Other 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
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 (National Body) since 2016
The National Council for the Federal Network of Vocational, Scientific and Technological Education Institutions (Conif) carries out technical and strategic actions to foster public education at a high level of excellence. It is a forum for discussing, proposing and promoting policies for the development of vocational and technological education, research and innovation.
The Council gathers the leaders of 38 Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology, 2 Federal Centers of Technological Education, and Pedro II School, which encompass a total of 661 campuses located in 578 municipalities in Brazil with about one million students enrolled and over 75,000 permanent staff (including faculty and technical-administrative staff).
The institutions have the social commitment to offer excellent free public vocational education to young people and workers, from the country and the city. Articulated with local productive arrangements they enable the effective access to scientific and technological achievements, through the offer of vocational qualification in several areas of knowledge; promote applied research and innovation; act strongly in the technological extension; cover several levels and modalities of vocational education, from the basic to graduate school, including teachers’ formation, based in its own educational project.
Politically and administratively, Conif acts as an instance to the debate and the defense of public vocational and technological education and aims at enhancing, strengthening and consolidating its 41 associated institutions.
As a representative entity of the Federal Network institutions it acts with different society’s representations, national and international partners, Legislative Power and, frequently, it helps the Ministry of Education (MEC, in Portuguese) in the planning of actions and projects destined to the evolution of Brazilian vocational education.
To strengthen the Federal Network's Institutions, through political coordination and representation initiatives aimed at enhancing high quality vocational, scientific and technological that is public and socially approved.
It is responsible for leading and supporting the Network, besides working continuously for improvements in infrastructure and labor conditions to the public workers, with the objective of maintaining the recognized learning excellence attributed to the institutions, which offer free vocational education in several levels and modalities.
The Council also promotes strategic and effective actions to strengthen the internationalization of the EPCT Network, narrowing relations with other countries and solidifying technical cooperation.
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Primary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Primary focus|
|Policy makers||Primary focus|
|Private sector||Secondary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to lead|
|Migration||Interested to learn|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to contribute|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to lead|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to lead|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to lead|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to learn|
|Capacity development projects||Highly interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Moderately interested|
|Knowledge development||Highly interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Moderately interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Highly interested|
|With the Arab States||Moderately interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Highly interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Moderately interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Highly interested|