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Thematic Areas: Inclusion and Youth | Innovation and Future of TVET | Private Sector Engagement | SDGs and Greening TVET
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The Ohio State University, Center on Education and Training for Employment

UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 2006

The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) is a translational research center within The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology located in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Our center seeks to solve societal problems through the use of an evidence-based intervention to policy development that results in widespread use of proven practices.

CETE bridges research and practice through work in assessment, community engagement and evaluation, corrections education, curriculum and training, professional learning for educators and family engagement. Our work has influenced areas such as human trafficking; school, family, and community partnerships; and adult education. The widespread application of our work has impacted the lives of families, children, and youth; immigrants; special needs populations; and various professional groups (e.g., students, teachers, managers, and technicians).

CETE empowers a team of faculty fellows and affiliates within The Ohio State University to engage in resource development, research, scholarship, and instruction in support translating research into practices toward the advancement of the workforce and health of communities. Our associates have extensive expertise in standards, curriculum and instruction, assessment, evaluation, professional development, international initiatives, and online education.


We are committed to translating research into practices resulting in a prepared and effective global workforce and healthy communities that support well-being and economic prosperity. Our associates conduct scholarship; support faculty, staff, and students engaged in research and development efforts; and create learning experiences within the context of international education, workforce, and community development.


1) Serve as an international translational research center seeking to solve societal problems

2) Implement widespread use of evidence-based practices through the development of policies

Regular tasks

CETE supports the discovery of new knowledge and its translation into the fields of education, workforce development, and community engagement. We collaborate with our international network of clients and sponsors, partners, and subject matter experts to facilitate in person and online learning experiences and engage in translational research with the goal of policy development resulting in widespread use of proven practices. We disseminate our scholarly work through per-reviewed and non peer-reviewed publications, expertise briefs, presentations at conferences, and professional organizations.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
   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 learn
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
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


The Ohio State University, Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE)
1900 Kenny Rd
43210 Columbus
United States of America


local time now: ~13:22 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Traci Lepicki
Associate Director, Operations and Strategic Initiatives

UNEVOC Coordinator
Marcie Kamb
Program Manager, Communications

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21 November 2016
September 2016 edition of the UNEVOC newsletter for North America is out!
This edition of the UNEVOC newsletter for North America focuses on entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is a global competitive advantage, and Canadian colleges are central to the development of the entrepreneurial culture and eco-system in Canada.
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