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Thematic Areas: Inclusion and Youth | Digital Transformation | Private Sector Engagement | SDGs and Greening TVET
Our Key Programmes & Projects: BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | Building TVET resilience | TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
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Inclusion and Youth employability

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is seen as a vehicle for improving the labour market outcomes of migrants, disadvantaged youth and marginalized groups. However, vulnerable populations continue to encounter significant barriers when it comes to accessing quality skills training.

Globally, migration has increased due to amplified conflicts, natural disasters and strained economies. In the face of rising demand, many TVET institutions find themselves unprepared to provide pathways to education, training or employment for migrants and unemployed youth. In addition, TVET institutions and teachers can lack practical knowledge and experience in meeting the needs of marginalized groups in traditional learning settings.

UNESCO-UNEVOC works to expand the inclusiveness of TVET institutions through cross-cutting programmes aimed at improving the quality and accessibility of skills training.

Equity and Gender Equality

Gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO and inextricably linked to efforts to promote the right to education and support the achievement of the SDGs

Access our recent study on boosting gender equality in STEM-related TVET

Migration and TVET

TVET can facilitate the social and labour market integration of migrants by providing skills development, re-skilling opportunities and local work experience

Find out more about migration and TVET

Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a major engine for job creation and a key factor in addressing persistently high rates of youth unemployment

Explore our practical guide on entrepreneurial learning for TVET institutions

World Youth Skills Day

Every 15 July, the global community celebrates the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship

Learn more about WYSD

News & Activities

15 July 2023
Empowering youth for a sustainable future
UNESCO-UNEVOC and WorldSkills co-organized an event on empowering youth for the future to celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2023. The hybrid event took place on 14 July in Bonn, Germany and it brought together WorldSkills Champions and apprentices, TVET trainers and trainees, employers’ associations and diverse stakeholders within the skills landscape.
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Publications & Resources

World Youth Skills Day 2023

Empowering youth for a sustainable future
Technological advancements and shifting labour market dynamics increasingly call for agile and adaptable skillsets. It is crucial that we empower young people to navigate these changes effectively. Technical and vocational education and training (TVE ...

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Technical and vocational education and training for disadvantaged youth

Due to its close links to the labour market, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) can play an important role to improve job opportunities and livelihoods for young people, and in particular for disadvantaged youth. However, this pot ...

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Entrepreneurial learning for TVET institutions

A practical guide
This guide is also available in an [https://unevoc.unesco.org/elg interactive online version]. You can view an introductory video on the practical guide [https://youtu.be/tuY58QuidMg here]. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in ...

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Boosting gender equality in science and technology

A challenge for TVET programmes and careers
While technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has the potential to bolster the participation of women in the labour market, this potential is not always well understood and capitalized on. In general, female students are lowly represen ...

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Promising & Innovative Practices

Developing successful entrepreneurs
UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice

Skills Centre for Migrants
Submitted by Omnia, Finland

Entrepreneurial culture: Ikasenpresa
UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice

Recognition in Germany
UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice

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For further information, please contact the Inclusion and Youth empoyability team at unevoc.inclusion(at)unesco.org



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