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Innovation and the Future of TVET

Supporting TVET staff for a digitalized world

Digital skills & competencies

Find out what is in demand

What digital skills and competencies does TVET staff need?

Digitalization is reshaping millions of jobs. To remain relevant to the changing world of work and attractive to learners, there is a growing need for TVET teachers and trainers to understand the application of digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D-technologies and augmented and virtual reality, and to have up-to-date digital competencies.

The Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET Project (BILT) provides an opportunity to learn about digitalization-related challenges and share innovative initiatives implemented by TVET institutions to address these challenges.

How can TVET institutions assess their readiness for digitalization?

Agile and innovative TVET institutions are well placed to cope with the increasing dynamics of technological developments. Regardless of the starting point in their digitalization journey, it is useful for TVET institutions to assess their current status and develop an action plan to reach the next level.

The UNESCO-UNEVOC Innovation Framework provides an innovation toolbox for institutional self-assessment. Using selected indicators, it helps institutions assess their leadership and organizational practices, their teaching and learning processes, their products and services, and their skills and innovation ecosystem. Using the results, institutions can develop an Innovation Action Plan that guides their further institutional development.

Innovating technical and vocational education and training

A framework for institutions
Global developments including the transition to greener economies, the application of digital technologies in the world of work, and the COVID-19 pandemic, amongst others, are changing the way we live and work. These developments are driving technica ...

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How does digitalization affect teaching and learning?

As in all fields of education, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift towards distance learning in TVET. This poses a particular challenge due to the hands-on nature of TVET and the major adjustments needed to deliver practical training components via distance learning.

EdTechTools is a database of educational and skills development tools to help decision makers at all levels in the global education and training community find resources that facilitate and support remote learning. EdTechTools is curated by EdTech Hub in partnership with Generation Unlimited (GenU), UNESCO and UNESCO-UNEVOC.

This list of distance learning solutions, compiled as part of UNESCO’s COVID-19 Education Response, also provides useful information on distance learning tools.

What support do TVET teachers and trainers need to champion digitalization?

Despite all technological advances, teachers and trainers are at the heart of modern and successful TVET. Our recent trends mapping study on the Future of TVET teaching shows the particular need for in-service teacher training.

Trends mapping - Future of TVET teaching

The following report presents the results of the trends mapping study on the future of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teaching, conducted by UNESCO-UNEVOC. The study aimed to engage the international TVET community to: (i) imp ...

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COVID-19 response project

Is your institution ready for the ‘new normal’?

As part of its COVID-19 response project — Strengthening the Responsiveness, Agility and Resilience of TVET Institutions for the Post-COVID-19 Era — UNESCO-UNEVOC will support five UNEVOC Centres in building the capacity of managers and teachers to deliver digital services. In addition, a three-part webinar series will examine the key challenges of digitalization in TVET.

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Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET

Europe – Africa – Asia

The Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) project aims to support TVET institutions in addressing challenges that arise due to current global trends. These include the digitalization of the workplace and the training cycle, the transition to green and sustainable economies, a growing focus on the benefits of entrepreneurial learning, and the increase in migration that requires close engagement from TVET stakeholders to provide relevant training solutions.

BILT provides a platform to explore and identify new qualifications and competencies that are needed for modern, competitive TVET systems and attractive career paths.






Publications & Resources

Understanding the impact of artificial intelligence on skills development

Artificial intelligence has produced new teaching and learning solutions that are now undergoing testing in different contexts. In addition to its impact on the education sector, AI is substantially altering labour markets, industrial services, agric ...

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Trends in New Qualifications and Competencies for TVET - Perspectives of the European UNEVOC Network

Trends Mapping Study
This Trends Mapping Study is part of the Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET project. It draws on a selection of relevant literature, the data collected from the UNEVOC Network using an online survey and focus group activities, as well as on inf ...

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Promoting quality in TVET using technology

A practical guide
Technology has altered many aspects of life, including education and training. As a result of technological developments, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has become more accessible to students, and the quality of education and ...

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BILT thematic workshop - Digitalization and TVET

Summary report
This summary captures the key outcomes of the thematic BILT Workshop on ‘Digitalization’, held at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) in Oslo, Norway, on 02-03 October 2019.

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Promising & Innovative Practices

Advanced Manufacturing 4.0 Lab
Submitted by Miguel Altuna, Spain

Situation-based TVET using Virtual Reality
Submitted by SFIVET, Switzerland

Submitted by Tknika, Spain

The Learning Factory
Submitted by Fagskolen Innlandet, Norway



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