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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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June 2023
15 June 2023
BILT Learning Lab: Fifty Shades Greener explores its entrepreneurial take on how to develop sustainable practices and curriculum 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.

July 2023
12 July 2023
Call for nominations – UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 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

September 2023
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)

June 2023
26 June to 24 September 2023
BILT bridging event for Asia-Pacific 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.

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)

Past Events

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)

October 2022
26 to 29 October 2022
#EfVET22 International Annual Conference This year’s conference will be focusing on the theme "The Future Skills Revolution for VET and CVET in Europe".
Kuopio, Finland (more)

27 to 28 October 2022
The BIBB Congress will be staged at the World Conference Centre in Bonn (WCCB). The theme this year will be “Future Skills – Thinking about Progress”, and it will seek to take stock of the current situation, discuss possible solutions and indicate future prospects. (more)

25 to 26 October 2022
The hybrid international conference and launch of the new UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029 will take place on 25-26 October in Bonn, Germany. (more)

12 October 2022
Join us on 12 October for this BILT Learning Lab! We invite you to find out how the H2Skills project strengthens the hydrogen economy through understanding current and future training needs and laying the groundwork for hydrogen training. (more)

5 October 2022
The theme for World Teachers' Day 2022 is “The transformation of education begins with teachers”. Celebrations will address the commitments and calls for action made at the Transforming Education Summit, in September 2022, and analyse the implications they have for teachers and teaching. (more)

September 2022
28 to 29 September 2022
On 28 and 29 September, the Korea Research Institute for Vocation Education and Training (KRIVET) is organizing a East and Southeast Asia UNEVOC Network Consolidation Workshop on the theme of 'Beyond New Normal, Towards the Transition: TVET for Resilience'. (more)

19 September 2022
As part of the Our Common Agenda initiative, the UN Secretary-General is convening a Transforming Education Summit (TES) on 19 September 2022 in New York. This summit seeks to mobilize political ambition, action, solutions and solidarity to transform education. (more)

14 to 16 September 2022
Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning The Forum takes place every three years and is considered one of the world’s leading international conferences on open, distance and technology-enabled learning. Hosted by Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Athabasca University (AU), PCF10 will be held as a hybrid event.
Calgary, Canada (more)

13 September 2022
Future Foresight perspectives and implications of TVET UNEVOC Co-action initiative Webinar.
To be held via Zoom on 13 September 11 am GMT.
Organized by UNEVOC Centre Higher Colleges of Technology, https://hct.ac.ae/en/
Zoom, Dubai (more)

July 2022
22 July 2022
In the frame of the Creating New Learning initiative, the European Training Foundation (ETF) has opened a call to collect practices in the area of innovative teaching and learning. The call aims to identify and valorise teaching practices that support new learning dynamics and that can serve as inspiration for teachers, trainers and policy-makers in the EU neighbourhood and beyond. Deadline for submissions: 22 July 2022 (more)

21 July 2022
UNESCO Webinar on Skills Development for Youth The UNESCO Section for Youth, Literacy and Skills Development (TVET) is organizing on 21st July 2022, from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm (CEST - Paris time), a Webinar on Skills Development for Youth as a follow up to the Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) project. Please register via link below.
online (more)

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