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
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The Global Forum will be accompanied by an exhibition giving organizations and companies the opportunity to showcase innovative projects and education products in international skills education with a special focus on the conference themes youth and skills and Greening TVET.
UNESCO-UNEVOC has partnered with the Didacta Association of the German Education Industry to involve major German and Austrian companies providing education concepts and products and high-quality teaching and learning materials.
|Didacta Association of the German Education Industry|
Didacta represents the interests of the German education industry.We promote the application of high-quality teaching and learning aids, furnishings and equipment designed to meet the unique needs of all learning environments.
We provide information and advice about the education sector and the respective industries.
Didacta joins hands with other associations and organisations, political bodies, educational facilities and training providers, research institutes and the media in order to promote the German education industry worldwide.
| || Bosch Rexroth Drive & Control Academy|
Innovations and Trends from Industry for Educational Institutes
for the technologies hydraulics, pneumatics, electric drive and control and mechatronics.
Bosch Rexroth covers all drive and control technologies as a manufacturer. This has given the company unique competences for the automation of industrial systems and mobile machines. As a member of the Bosch Group, one of the world's largest training companies for technical professions with over 270 production plants located all over the world, Rexroth knows from its own experience the current contents and methods for efficient basic and advanced training as well as training systems for the technologies hydraulics, pneumatics, electric drive and control and mechatronics.
| || Christiani|
Individually Tailored Training Material Made in Germany
Christiani has been active in the field of technical vocational training for 80 years and stands for high-quality, practically-oriented training and continuing education. Our product range covers a broad variety of products for technical education, from teachware to the equipment of specialized training rooms. Christiani products are already used in over 60 countries.
During the exhibition we will show some examples of didactic and practical material designed for work-based learning, mainly from the areas of metal work and renewable energy.
| || Festo Didactic|
Innovations and Trends from Industry for Educational Institutes
Festo Didactic is the world-leading equipment and solution provider for industrial education. The product and service portfolio offers solutions for rapid learning and retention in the entire spectrum of automation technologies: pneumatics, electropneumatics, hydraulics, electrohydraulics, electronics, electrical engineering, sensors, robotics, CNC technology, PLC and fieldbus technology, manufacturing technology and process engineering as well as mechatronics.
Festo Didactic supplies educational institutions and industries with learning factories, training and e-learning programmes that directly evolve from technologies and innovations in automation. They qualify people in appropriate learning environments to be sufficiently competent and flexible to immediately start work in production processes and other industrial contexts and to contribute to the productivity of industrial companies.
| LD Didactic Group|
The LD DIDACTIC Group is a leading global manufacturer of high quality science and engineering teaching and training systems for:
All from a single source: Teaching systems, experiment literature and training documentation.
Our service and product spectrum covers much more than just experiment equipment. We offer single apparatuses as well as complete experiment set-ups based on the relevant curricula covering science and engineering subjects. This includes the educationally-designed experiment instructions and literature for both students and instructors.
Our focus is on teaching solutions for:
Our wide range of services - such as free software updates, comprehensive training programs, as well as local technical after-sales service - ensure that our educational systems operate smoothly on a daily basis. Furthermore, we at LD DIDACTIC provide teachers, lecturers and trainers an extensive program for further education and advanced training.
| || Lucas-Nülle|
Excellence in Technology and Training Solutions
For 40 years the Lucas-Nülle company has stood for the development, manufacture and marketing of high-quality, state-of-the-art training systems and education equipment for further and advanced technical, engineering and vocational education. In addition to course offerings covering a wide range of basic theoretical material, project-oriented and didactic training receives a special focus.
The systems fully emulate authentic situations that students will encounter in their subsequent careers. The tight meshing of theory and practice, the self-explanatory design and a positive, successful learning experience resulting from students performing experiments by themselves, at their own pace, ensure that learning with the help of our products is quicker and more efficient than using alternative systems. Another contributory factor lies in training and support of teachers themselves, which is a key part of our work.
Relying strongly on the in-house development and production Lucas-Nülle delivers state-of-the-art quality systems to more than 100.000 satisfied customers in over 95 countries.
| || The Cool Tool|
TheCoolTool® stands for research, production and sales of innovative machines for model making, design, prototyping and education.
Austrian-based The Cool Tool GmbH is specialized in micro machines for training, simulation and prototyping for the educational field from elementary up to university level — from creative crafting with a jig saw up to multiaxis CNC milling.
The Unimat machine series is a unique, multifunctional, modular tool system that allows students to work just like on big industrial machines, but much safer and easier to comprehend.
The system facilitates an active approach with high student involvement even in large groups. Students not only can evolve their creativity and skills but also develop technical understanding, with practical orientation and fun. Modularity, size and cost effectiveness of the system allow for active utilization of the machines even in bigger groups.
From built environment, engineering, product design in elementary and lower secondary education up to standard ISO g-code programming, program structure, CNC processing in higher technical education, a wide range of learning fields and teaching contents can be covered.
| || BIBB | Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training|
Researching | Advising | Shaping the Future
The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is recognized as a center of excellence for vocational research and for the progressive development of vocational education and training (VET) in Germany.
BIBB works to identify future challenges in VET, stimulate innovation in national and international vocational systems, and develop new, practice-oriented solutions for both initial and continuing vocational education and training.
|The TVET Academy |
Although TVET is commonly accepted by most people as one of the best ways to employment for our youth, the number of obstacles one developing country has to overcome to implement a good system and reach out to the masses is quite daunting. Most people will point to budget issues as the main reason for failure, resulting in a lack of infrastructure and workshop equipment as well as low teachers’ salaries, but there many more less tangible yet very real reasons like students demotivation for TVET, shortage of skilled and motivated teachers, lack of internships in local enterprises, inadequacy of current vocational trainings’ curricula with the real market requirements, students absenteeism due to insecurity, family pressure, ... We would certainly not claim to solve them all but our success in Cambodia gives us strong hopes that we could have a very significant positive impact. At little cost if we join forces and do the right things with the right partners.
| || Don Bosco Mondo|
Fighting poverty through education
Don Bosco Mondo is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1980 and based in Bonn. It works with the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), a Catholic religious order, to help marginalised and disadvantaged children and young people in more than 130 countries around the world. The aim of the non-profit organisation is to fight poverty through education. Numerous projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe give street children, child labourers, child soldiers and children from poorest families access to education regardless of their religion, nationality or gender.
Education and Vocational Training are the main focus of the NGO‘s work.
A total of roughly 16 Million young people are currently attending classes or leisure time programmes at one of the 2.350 educational centres and 1.150 youth and social centres of Don Bosco around the world.
Don Bosco Mondo also attaches importance to communicating values and key skills beneficial in the workplace, at home, in society and with a view to political participation. Education also plays a key role for Don Bosco Mondo in the context of rehabilitation programmes for street kids, young offenders and former child soldiers.
| || DVV International|
Education for Everyone. Worldwide. Lifelong.
DVV International is the Institute for International Cooperation of the Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. (DVV), the German Adult Education Association. DVV represents the interests of the approximately 930 adult education centres (Volkshochschule – vhs) and their regional associations, the largest adult education providers in Germany.
As the leading professional organization in the field of adult education and development, DVV International has committed itself to supporting Lifelong Learning and non-formal education for more than 45 years. The Institute provides worldwide support for the establishment and development of sustainable structures for youth and adult education. DVV International cooperates with more than 200 civil society, government and academic partners in more than 35 African, Asian, Latin American and European countries.
We create life perspectives for young people and adults through education. We advocate for the education of disadvantaged people.
Projects presented at the exhibition:
| || German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA)|
Clear Concepts. Clear Environment
The German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) promotes water and waste management through various means. With approximately 14,000 members of specialists and executives from municipalities, universities, polytechnics, engineering offices, authorities and companies, the DWA is one of the largest organisations in this field in Europe, and its special expertise and competence give it a prominent place in standardisation, professional training and public information.
| || ENGAGEMENT GLOBALgGmbH|
GLOBAL CIVIC ENGAGEMENT - Service for Development Initiatives
ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL is the contact point in Germany for development policy activities. Since January 1. 2012 we have been bringing initiatives and programmes active in development policy work and dedicated to fair global cooperation together under one roof.
ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL is commissioned by the German Federal Government and funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL is a non-profit organisation with limited liability (gGmbH). Our headquarters are in Bonn. We also operate offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Leipzig, Mainz and Stuttgart.
for more information consult:
| || Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT|
Research for people
The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT helps to shape the future with novel, market-oriented products. Our researchers work in interdisciplinary teams and combine insights from computer science with questions from other fields. Thus, the institute invents and develops applications custom-tailored to support people in their jobs and to enrich their leisure time.
FIT has a staff of about 110 researchers from Computer Science, the Social Sciences, Psychology, Business Administration, Economics and Engineering. They are organized in four departments and cooperate closely with Prof. Jarke's Information Systems group at RWTH Aachen University.
The NE educational games suite consists of two components:
The Science Center To Go visualizes invisible forces and phenomena of interactive science exhibits using Augmented Reality with standard tablets and notebooks. Through miniaturization and 3D printing these enhanced experiments can be taken to classrooms to support students with a unique hands-on learning experience.
| || GIZ German Commission for UNESCO|
Secretariat UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2009-2014) seeks to embed the principles of sustainable development in all parts of education worldwide and enable every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. In Germany, the Decade is coordinated by the German Commission for UNESCO (DUK) with the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
A number of bodies, including a German National Committee, Round Tables and Working Groups, was set up to implement the goals of the Decade in Germany. Furthermore, projects and communities showing outstanding commitment to ESD were recognised and awarded throughout the Decade. Since the beginning of the Decade more than 1.900 Official Decade Projects and 21 municipalities have received this recognition.
After the end of the Decade, a Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development seeks to generate and scale-up action. The GAP will be launched at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in November 2014.
| || GIZ|
The wide range of services offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are based on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and on tried and tested management know-how. We are a German federal enterprise and offer workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes.
Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). However, GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries and public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include governments of other countries, European Union institutions, such as the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. We are equally committed to helping our clients in the private sector attain their goals.
GIZ activities worldwide regarding TVET focus on: labor marked oriented TVET systems, competence centers for technology, qualification for maintaining livelihood, promoting employability and policies as well as developing relevant competencies of human resources.
This aims to secure and enhance productive and broaden employability in developing countries, emerging countries, industrial countries and transition countries and enforce action oriented and methodical competences of TVET personnel. Fields of activities are e.g. TVET for the formal and informal labor marked, post-conflict and post-disaster qualification, balance between labor marked oriented supply and demand, mobility towards international labor markets, strengthening of TVET institutions as well as TVET as an cross border topic between further sectors - e.g. renewable energies or water sector. This also includes important gender issues. Here GIZ uses a wide range of instruments such as, consulting for TVET reform processes and TVET institutions on all political levels, development of sustainable implementation of concepts and forms of TVET funding, development of demand driven concepts for in-company training, education and further training as formats of capacity development of teachers, management personnel, consultants and multipliers. Also the initiation and coaching of dialog processes and the development and maintaining of TVET networks on national, regional and sectoral levels are important formats.
| || Leonardo Award|
Implementation of beacon projects
The Leonardo Award honours organizations and individuals who, in the era of globalisation, devote their zeal and lifeblood to the search for innovative solutions to the daunting challenges in the field of learning, be it in a company, an organization or society.
They have all initiated projects with model character. In these projects the focus lies on the interplay between knowledge and learning in companies and society, as well as the importance for the lifestyle of individuals and the success of businesses.
The prize was awarded for the first time in 2010 to Professor Jacques Delors. Since 2012, the international Leonardo jury has now presented the award in three categories: "Thought Leadership", "Company Transformation" and "Crossing Borders". The overlaps between the categories are intentional, as multidimensionality, in the sense of the namesake Leonardo da Vinci, is understood as part of the holistic consideration of education.
"It's about the attitude!"
"In this day and age, we need more than smart tutorial programs", explains Leonardo Secretary Günther Szogs. The Leonardo Award is characterized by a revolutionary approach to the issue of knowledge, which does not shy away from necessary drastic changes in the communication of knowledge in companies, and at the same time takes into account specific cultural needs in the context of a European perspective. This approach is characterised by a brave procedure to reshape the relationship between all those involved in the knowledge and production process, whether participants in companies themselves, customers, suppliers or participants from society. Whether the realignment of energy policy, demographic change, or the wide differences in the economic strengths of various regions – dealing with all of these issues goes along with communicative dealing in companies – based on education that promotes insight. This approach to learning is reflected in the projects for which these distinguished personalities stand.
This concern of the Leonardo Award is today understood to be particularly important by many societal decision makers. "Although we only created the award a few years ago, it has been greeted with a very positive response" confirms Günther Szogs. This is confirmed by the support and patronage on various levels: From the city of Bonn with Lord Mayor Jürgen Nimptsch via the Federal Ministry of Education and Research under Federal Minister Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka or the International Centre for Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC) and the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.
Further information available on http://www.leonardo-award.eu
| || UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre|
At the UNESCO-UNEVOC info booth you will find a wide range of information materials published by UNEVOC and UNESCO. The materials ranging from case studies, discussion papers and information materials seek to create a bridge between research, policy and practice and acquaint education decision-makers as well as policy-makers with innovations, good practices and developments in TVET worldwide. The booth also features an info screen where visitors can learn more about UNEVOC’s online services.
| || WorldSkills Germany e.V.|
WorldSkills Germany e.V. (WSG) aims to strengthen vocational education’s reputation in Germany. WSG is the official organisation of the Federal Government of Germany (German Federal Ministry of Education as well as Economy) to promote competitions and to represent German interests against WorldSkills International, WorldSkills Europe and European Skills Promotion Organisation as well as international WorldSkills-Members.
At present WSG combines the commitment and ideas of about 65 members, partners, companies, organisations with their members in a tendency to grow.
WSG coordinates all German Skills-activities: Its presence on national and international events for vocational education as well as its support are aiming to put vocational education into public interest’s focus. Qualified vocational education is a very important pillar of German economy. Compared to international standards it becomes obvious how important vocational education is for being a basis for setting a course against youth unemployment and building foundations for a prospering economy.
The competitions are a unique platform for Competitors, trade visitors and companies to exchange trends, compare national views and set new standards for vocational education. Compared to other vocational events, the WorldSkills competitions are unique because of their dimensions and experiences made while being part of an international competition as well as the appreciation of economy and politics.