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TVET Events Calendar

This calendar provides an overview of conferences, seminars, workshops, and other TVET events that are relevant on a global or regional level.

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September 2023
25 to 26 September 2023
Thai-German TVET Conference on Research Cooperation in Southeast Asia TVET systems must be continuously developed and adapted to changing economic and social developments and prepared for the working world of the future. The conference, with its focus on research cooperation between Southeast Asia and Germany, addresses researchers and practitioners and calls for contributions.
Bangkok, Thailand (more)

26 to 27 September 2023
SIF 2023: SKILLMAN International Forum Like every year, the forum is part of a long journey in skills development where international keynote contributors, sponsors, partners, and participants work together to achieve common goals aiming at improving education and TVET.
Riga, Latvia (more)

27 September 2023
Charting lifelong learning journeys: Unleashing opportunities through qualifications and skills recognition This webinar will be an opportunity to share findings and key messages from recent and forthcoming UNESCO publications, including the Global Inventory of National and Regional Qualifications Framework, a collaborative effort with Cedefop, ETF and UIL, and the Manual on the Recognition of Prior Learning.
online (more)

October 2023
2 October 2023
1st International Conference on TVET for Sustainable Development (ICTSDe), October 2, 2023 This research conference, co-organized by CPSC and the Malaysian Technical Doctorate Association, aims to provide a platform for academicians, industry representatives, and students to expand their research networks. ICTSDe 2023 will showcase innovations and research works shared by researchers across Asia Pacific.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (more)

5 October 2023
World Teachers' Day World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe. With the theme "The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage", the 2023 celebrations will aim to put the importance of stopping the decline in the number of teachers and then starting to increase that number at the top of the global agenda.

16 to 18 October 2023
didacta asia - International Trade Fair and Congress for the Complete Education Sector in Southeast Asia Asia’s Leading Event for Educational Resources Education at the Age of Disruption.
didacta asia is the dedicated meeting place for world-class education resources, and the gateway to the education market in Southeast Asia.
Bangkok, Thailand (more)

17 to 19 October 2023
10th Asian Development Bank International Skills Forum The 10th ADB International Skills Forum will be held from 17-19 October 2023 at ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines under the theme 'A new era of digitalized and climate resilient human and social development'. This is ADB’s flagship event in the education sector and will be attended by leading policy makers, practitioners and experts in the education and training field, including over 100 government officials from more than 30 countries.

24 to 26 October 2023
BILT Learning Forum: Shaping skills development and strengthening global collaboration in TVET The global Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) Learning Forum concludes the two-year cycle of BILT Bridging Events in the focus regions of Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific. The event builds on the momentum established during the current biennium and seeks to strengthen strategic partnerships and opportunities.
Bonn, Germany (hybrid) (more)

November 2023
14 to 16 November 2023
IVETA Conference 2023: Modernizing TVET for Sustainable Job Creation and Economic Transformation The conference has five sub-themes:
1. Advancing industry-led TVET fit for local and international job markets
2. Reinforcing training delivery and assessment systems in TVET
3. Advancing Technology for Sustainable and Resilient TVET Provision
4. TVET Qualifications and International skills mobility
5. Strengthening governance and financial systems in TVET.
Mangochi, Malawi (more)

29 November to 2 December 2023
2023 International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) conference The IVETA International Conference is being planned in cooperation with the annual US Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) Conference. The joint conference provides IVETA members with the opportunity to: (i) share information at IVETA presentations and events; (ii) meet and attend some of the 300 presentations on all technical areas & levels by a number of the 6000 TVET professionals at the ACTE conference; and (iii) visit the expo of over 200 exhibits of TVET goods/services, etc.
Phoenix, USA (more)

Past Events

September 2023
12 to 14 September 2023
This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners in the field of international education, training, and lifelong learning at this crucial half-way point on the timeline set for the SDGs in 2015, offering opportunity for diverse and critical dialogue and debate on ways forward in this crucial field of research and practice. (more)

6 to 7 September 2023
ICSD 2023 : 11th Sustainable Development Conference European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 11th ICSD 2023 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.
Roma Eventi, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (more)

August 2023
16 to 18 August 2023
EducationPlus is an international event focusing on cooperation between vocational education & training and labor market in work-based learning, digitalization, apprenticeship, workplace learning, skill training and development, networking together hundreds of professionals, educators, HR managers and CEOs from different countries. This is where experts from industry and academia meet, where new trends and developments are presented by leading companies and global academia. (more)

July 2023
17 July 2023
To celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2023, the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka to the United Nations, in collaboration with UNESCO, the ILO and the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, are convening a panel discussion with Member States, young experts, social partners, teachers and educators, and other stakeholders. (more)

15 July 2023
This year's World Youth Skills Day celebrations will focus on the essential role that teachers, trainers and other educators play in providing skills for youth to transition to the labour market and to actively engage in their communities and societies. (more)

14 July 2023
This hybrid event, co-organized by UNESCO-UNEVOC and WorldSkills International, will showcase the positive impact of youth skills development on societies and economies, and empower young people to meet the challenges of an evolving global landscape through TVET. (more)

10 to 14 July 2023
SkillsFest 2023 – taking place every day from 10th to 14th July 2023 will be dedicated to showcasing skills /TVET innovations and techniques to a global audience. We are delighted to invite participants from around the world to join us for this free virtual celebration of TVET / skills being the number one choice. Register now at https://ukskillspartnership.org.uk/skillsfest-2023/ to secure your virtual seat and be part of this groundbreaking event. (more)

12 July 2023
Online applications and nominations are open for the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2023. The theme for this year is ‘Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for peaceful and sustainable societies’.
Deadline for applications: 12 July 2023 (more)

12 July 2023
This joint World Bank – ILO – UNESCO event examines how TVET systems can be improved in low- and middle-income countries. The panel will use the key messages of the report to discuss country experiences with TVET reform as well as to reflect on how the report’s findings can be operationalized to support better TVET. (more)

June 2023
26 to 28 June 2023
UNESCO-UNEVOC and Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore are co-hosting a hybrid BILT Bridging Conference from 26 to 28 June 2023. The conference will provide a platform to outline trends in green and digital qualifications and competencies in the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on the hospitality and tourism sector. (more)

15 June 2023
BILT Learning Labs are an opportunity for TVET stakeholders to explore specific Innovation and Learning Practices from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe. This Learning Lab will focus on how Fifty Shades Greener, a woman-led TVET provider, is thinking outside the box on how to green education in the tourism and hospitality sector. (more)

May 2023
23 to 24 May 2023
The UNEVOC Centre at Shaanxi Polytechnic Institute (SXPI), together with Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiārangi, New Zealand is organizing a workshop focused on Outcomes–Based, Cultural Awareness and Global Citizenship Education in TVET. The workshop is supported by the UNESCO Beijing Office, UNESCO-UNEVOC and Education New Zealand. (more)

24 May 2023
UNESCO-UNEVOC and HP LIFE have partnered to promote innovation, employability and entrepreneurship among youth, with a focus on Africa. The online courses are free, self-paced, and available in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese and Spanish. Join the kick-off webinar on 24 May! (more)

19 May 2023
Are you championing girls’ & women’s education in your community? Check out the Prize’s website to learn about the nominations process. You might win USD 50,000 to further your work!

Deadline is 19 May. (more)

16 to 19 May 2023
6th International Conference on TVET in the Caribbean The 6th International Conference on TVET in the Caribbean is the avenue through which persons are prepared for the world of work, and hence, an imperative for economic growth and development of nations. So, in keeping with this focus, the main objective of the conference is to create an advocacy platform for integrating sustainable principles in regional TVET policies, practices, and programme delivery.
Kingston, Jamaica (more)

16 May 2023
This UNESCO-UNEVOC webinar will showcase two of the leading initiatives in the world aimed at the digital upskilling of both citizens and teachers – DigComp and DigCompEdu. Speakers from the European Commission will outline how the frameworks have been developed, their content and how they are being used in different countries to support TVET. (more)

April 2023
26 April 2023
UNESCO is organizing a webinar to share key findings on the recent report entitled, “Enhancing digital transformation in TVET in developing countries”. Practitioners from case study countries and experts from several international organizations will be discussing main findings of the report and current challenges. Time: 14:30 to 16:30 CEST (more)

March 2023
31 March 2023
The BILT spotlight series highlights successful approaches at the institutional level in a specific geographical region. The first webinar of the series is presented by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Ghana. (more)

8 March 2023
The United Nations Observance of IWD recognizes and celebrates the women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education. IWD 2023 will explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities. (more)

8 March 2023
Young Africa – Embracing equal opportunities for women in TVET both online and offline In honour of International Women's Day, the next BILT Learning Lab will work in cooperation with Young Africa to explore the theme of youth unemployment as it relates to women in TVET. There are often hidden barriers that prevent young women from continuing their education. This webinar will explore ways that TVET providers can help to overcome such obstacles and build the foundation needed to not only be successful in the workplace, but also in life.
online (more)

6 to 7 March 2023
IVETA Conference: The International Vocational Education and Training Association's (IVETA) next conference will be hosted in Dublin, Ireland. It has three tracks - plenary presentations, workshops, and poster presentations for shortlisted entrants in the School Teams of the Future competition. In conjunction with International Women's Day on March 8, women leaders in education will be honoured.
Dublin, Ireland (more)

February 2023
11 February 2023
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is implemented by UNESCO and UN Women, in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened. (more)

January 2023
25 January 2023
UNESCO-UNEVOC's BILT project has the pleasure to host a webinar in partnership with CEDEFOP on current trends in European TVET. Jens Bjørnåvold and Anastasia Pouliou will present the findings of a wide-ranging and in-depth study on ‘The future of vocational education and training’ (CEDEFOP, 2019-2022). (more)

25 January 2023
The future of VET in Europe: trends and lessons for a global debate Hosted by UNESCO-UNEVOC and the European Centre for Vocational Education and Training (CEDEFOP), this webinar will present the findings of the recent study on 'The Future of VET in Europe' to the international TVET community.
online (more)

24 January 2023
The fifth International Day of Education will be celebrated on 24 January 2023 under the theme “to invest in people, prioritize education”. Building on the global momentum generated by the UN Transforming Education Summit in September 2022, this Day will call for maintaining strong political mobilization around education and chart the way to translate commitments and global initiatives into action. (more)

December 2022
12 December 2022
RAVTE Webinar Series 1: Fostering quality TVET postgraduate programme This webinar will serve as a forum for sharing and exchanging information on managing TVET postgraduate programmes. The goal is to share current good practices to benefit higher education institutions currently offering TVET postgraduate programmes around the world.
Malaysia (more)

12 December 2022
Career guidance: A strategy for inclusion in TVET As part of the Global Careers Month, UNESCO-UNEVOC and UNESCO's Youth, Literacy and Skills Development Section will hold a webinar on Career guidance: A strategy for inclusion in TVET, in collaboration with The Public Fund “International Academy of Sciences, Ecology, Engineering and Pedagogy” (Republic of Kazakhstan). The webinar will take place on 12 December from 12.30-13.45 CET.

November 2022
9 to 10 November 2022
TVET brings together an increasing number of students worldwide. Therefore, the commitment of TVET institutions to delivering pertinent, modern, and relevant programmes goes hand in hand with implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. (more)

7 to 9 November 2022
Going green and digital: TVET for hospitality and tourism Join this BILT Bridging Event to discuss trends in green and digital qualifications and competencies in Africa, with a focus on the hospitality and tourism sector. Day 1 (7 November) will be a fully in-person event. Day 2 and 3 of the event (8 and 9 November) will be streamed on an online conference platform.
Nairobi, Kenya (hybrid) (more)

9 November 2022
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, the UNESCO Cairo Office and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning will organize a hybrid side event, ‘Greening TVET, Adult Learning and Education’, at the 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) on 9 November 2022. (more)

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