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TVET Events Calendar

This calendar of events provides an overview of conferences, seminars, workshops, and any other kind of event dealing with Technical and Vocational Education and Training that is relevant on a global or regional level.

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Upcoming Events

October 2020
23 October 2020
vCASIE Webinar: Relevant Educational Content and Open Educational Resource (OER) for Skills Development. This webinar focuses on the availability of relevant digital content and quality OER, especially to rural/remote teachers and students. It will look at promising policies and practices in different countries, including within the sub-region, on ensuring mechanisms that should be in place to effectively use and adapt various OER or digital content to suit the teaching and learning needs. Please find attached the tile with the Webinar 3 speakers.
Almaty, Kazakhstan (more)

15 October to 5 November 2020
TVET Intersectoral Forum: Best Practices and Policies from the Pacific Alliance and Canada ONLINE EVENT. The Education for Employment Program in the Pacific Alliance (EFE-PA) will bring together representatives from the public sector, private sector and civil society, from Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru for its 3rd thematic forum related to TVET. The TVET Intersectoral Forum: Best Practices and Policies from the Pacific Alliance and Canada will be held virtually every Thursday from October 15th to November 5th.
Ottawa, Canada (more)

November 2020
4 to 6 November 2020
Future Talk 2020 Future Talk is a three-day hybrid dialogue platform in cooperation with three UN Agencies (UNESCO-UNEVOC, UNESCO-UIL and UNIDO), and under the patronage of the Swiss Government. The focus will be on the importance of STEAM for education, the relevance of greening education, and the boost of digital education needed for transformation and innovation.
Bern, Switzerland (more)

12 November 2020
New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum (NZVETRF) The new partnership with Skills International extends the reach of the forum to an international network, to learn from and contribute to global developments in TVET to support the COVID-19 recovery efforts.
online (more)

December 2020
14 December 2020
7th World Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (WoCTVET 2020) The world conference aims to serve as a platform for discussion, dissemination and sharing of contemporary research and scientific knowledge and information in the field of teacher education for TVET. All accepted papers will be published via three channels: Scopus Journal, Non-Scopus Journal, and e-Proceeding.
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia (more)

May 2021
17 to 19 May 2021
UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development This Conference will highlight the crucial role of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as a key enabler for the successful achievement of all SDGs, and create momentum for strengthening ESD in policy and practice.
Berlin, Germany (more)

September 2021
8 September 2021
ICSD 2021: Sustainable Development Conference European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 9th ICSD 2021 with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability. The Conference theme is: Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education.
Rome (more)

November 2020
9 November 2020 to 13 November 2021
European Vocational Skills Week 2020 European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event to showcase the very best of TVET. It is an opportunity to exchange information and good practices across Europe and beyond. The 2020 edition is a 100% online event organized by the European Commission in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. You can raise the profile of your upcoming TVET event by registering it as part of EVSW.
online (more)

Past Events

October 2020
15 to 16 October 2020
VSARSIE: Virtual South Asia Regional Symposium on ICT for Education 2020 Subtitle: "Rebuilding Towards ICT-Enabled Resilient Education in the COVID-19 Era".
Taking stock of experiences in South Asian countries and their education responses to COVID-19. Rethinking the potential of ICT for building resilient education systems of the future and addressing its existing inequalities. This event is open to the public and will be held in English
New Delhi (more)

12 to 15 October 2020
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2020 - Online edition Mobile Learning Week is devoted to the theme of Beyond Disruption: Technology Enabled Learning Futures. MLW 2020 is set against the backdrop of COVID-19 education disruption and response, and will shine a light on prospects for technology-enabled futures of learning.
UNESCO (more)

15 October 2020
The Future of TVET: A Conversation with UNESCO-UNEVOC This webinar series will examine the state of TVET and emerging challenges, the best strategies for supporting TVET staff in adapting to a digitalized world, and innovating TVET teaching and learning with AI and the innovation ecosystem.
online (more)

September 2020
23 September 2020
Online TVET: A Sign of the Times? IVETA e-conference The first IVETA Europe regional online conference is a topical discussion of how the COVID-19 pandemic and its ramifications have changed the way education providers look at their delivery. Although this e-conference is hosted by IVETA Europe, they would like to receive input from around the world.
Online (more)

15 to 16 September 2020
TeachAThon Conference The #Teach-A-Thon Conference will bring together Educators and Education stakeholders from across the globe to converse and learn from each other in panels, presentations, and virtual environments. We will share our experiences, our stories, and our ideas to find solutions in this novel situation we are in together. Our goal is to empower educators, which includes teachers, school leaders and administrators in primary secondary and post-secondary educational spaces. To accommodate all of our participants, sessions will take place in multiple time zones, and will feature the voices of educational leaders from several continents.
Online (more)

9 to 10 September 2020
ICSD 2020: 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 9-10 September 2020, Rome, Italy European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 8th ICSD Conference. The theme is "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".
Rome, Italy (more)

July 2020
15 July 2020
World Youth Skills Day Every year on 15 July, World Youth Skills Day emphasizes the importance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in providing youth with the opportunities to develop their competencies and accelerate their transition to work.
Global UN Day (more)

6 to 14 July 2020
Virtual conference on Skills for a Resilient Youth This virtual conference is moderated by Terry Neal from the Commonwealth of Learning. It is organized as part of the celebration for World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) 2020, and coordinated by UNESCO-UNEVOC in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning, with contributions from WorldSkills.
Online (more)

7 to 10 July 2020
29th National VET Research Conference 'No Frills' - now online 'No Frills' is an annual national conference where researchers, practitioners, providers and industry representatives come together and share knowledge, ideas, insights and solutions around Australia's VET sector. The theme for the 2020 conference is 'Workforce ready: challenges and opportunities for VET'.

Perth, Australia (more)

June 2020
19 June 2020
Webinar on Contribution of TVET to Employability Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM (Local time Nepal)
G-Meet Link: meet.google.com/hmx-edqb-fhd
Registration via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKuUvTEIPMTxUcYOixC9X6h_an1jsMtIih7nOA2IBY2ja71Q/viewform
Virtual platform (more)

16 June 2020
Centres of Vocational Excellence: Skills ecosystems for innovation, regional development, and social inclusion”. The Conference will focus on the European approach to TVET excellence and on the different aspects of TVET excellence in Europe.
9-12:30 CET
Online (more)

1 to 12 June 2020
Virtual Conference on New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET This virtual conference discussed topics concerning the identification and implementation of new qualifications and competencies in curricula and training regulations, now and in the future.
Online (more)

April 2020
6 to 9 April 2020
Enterprising Project Design Are you looking for inspiration and hands-on tools which can help you boost the impact of your TVET projects? From 6 to 8 April the Enterprising Project Design course takes place in the Netherlands. Identify the success factors of enterprising projects and programmes and learn how to use business tools to turn your TVET projects into valuable products!
Ede, Netherlands (more)

February 2020
4 February 2020
TVET Innovation Week 2020: 'The Accelerators of the Future ' TVET Innovation Week is a platform organized by the ACTVET that brings together key international experts and stakeholders to exchange ideas and expertise on a range of topics related to TVET in the 21st Century.
Abu Dhabi, UAE (more)

December 2019
2 to 3 December 2019
UNESCO-UNEVOC Global Forum: Advancing Learning and Innovation in TVET UNESCO-UNEVOC Global Learning Forum on Advancing Learning and Innovation in TVET on 2-3 December 2019 in Bonn, Germany. More than 100 participants from 40 countries to discuss concrete steps for designing innovative practices and solutions that promote excellence and inclusion in TVET.
Bonn, Germany (more)

November 2019
7 to 8 November 2019
2nd BIBB Conference on the Economics of Vocational Education and Training: Markets - Institutions – Systems The German Federal TVET Institute hosts its second conference on the economics of vocational education and training (VET) on November 7th and 8th 2019 in Siegburg. The conference will bring together researchers from all related fields to discuss the most recent empirical and theoretical results on this subject. Conference language is English, registration is open between 1st of August and the 28th of October 2019.
Bonn-Siegburg, Germany (more)

October 2019
23 to 25 October 2019
eLearning Africa 2019 International Conference & Exhibition on ICT for Education, Training and Skills Development.
Under the theme the Keys to the Future: Learnability and Employability, eLearning Africa 2019 will focus on two of the most important keys needed in tomorrow´s rapidly changing global economy: learnability and employability.
Abidjan (more)

23 to 25 October 2019
VET Training and Assessment Summit 2019 The VET Training and Assessment Summit is the only conference in Australia that focuses on the foundational elements that every trainer and VET professional should comprehend: Instructional Design, Training Delivery, Competency-Assessment and Learning technologies. An opportunity to learn directly from the source (regulators, policy makers, recognised consultants, and key stakeholders) and find networking opportunities.
Sydney, Australia (more)

22 to 24 October 2019
2019 East and Southeast Asia UNEVOC Centre Network Workshop KRIVET, in the capacity as Cluster Coordinating Centre, will organize the 2019 East and Southeast Asia UNEVOC Centre Network Workshop themed, TVET for Tomorrow: Policies and Implementation, in Seoul, South Korea from 22-24 October 2019. The workshop is expected to facilitate sharing of country and regional policies and experiences of implementation to address the challenges posed by technological disruptions, fast-changing socio-cultural and economic conditions, and global integration within the Cluster Network.
Seoul, South Korea (more)

22 to 24 October 2019
2019 East/Southeast Asia UNEVOC Network Workshop KRIVET, the East/Southeast Asia UNEVOC Center, in collaboration with the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET is holding a workshop for the East and Southeast Asia cluster network. This is an annual workshop and part of an effort to consolidate collaboration and promote peer learning among the UNEVOC Centers in the East and Southeast Asia Cluster Network countries.
Seoul, Korea (more)

3 October 2019
CET MASTERS SERIES SYMPOSIUM 2019 The event seeks to bring together Company Executives, HR and Learning and Development professionals and Training and Educational experts to discuss how best to develop our own skills ecosystem that will support capability-building for our companies and employees.
Singapore (more)

July 2019
15 July 2019
World Youth Skills Day United Nations declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. The day seeks to generate greater awareness of the importance of technical and vocational education and training and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. It is hoped that it will contribute to reducing unemployment and underemployment among the youth across the globe. It aims to highlight youth skills development to draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills.
global (more)

June 2019
24 June to 5 July 2019
UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme addresses three key elements – “vision for change”, “knowledge for change”, and “skills for change” – in 8 modules over the course of 10 days. The Programme brings together TVET experts and participants in a highly engaging environment, including practical exercises, intense group work, and the sharing of experiences and case studies. International experts lead the modules and special lectures, explaining the latest developments in policy and practice, and present the latest knowledge in their respective fields.
Bonn, Germany (more)

20 to 22 June 2019
8th RVTTI International TVET and Interdisciplinary Conference Under the theme "Implementing the SDG’s for Green Economies and Societies: The TVET Agenda" this conference brings together researchers, innovators, TVET fraternity and the industry for research paper presentations and discussions on the TVET direction on implementation of the SDGs.
Eldoret, Kenya (more)

May 2019
6 to 12 May 2019
Albanian Vocational Skills Week 2019-2nd Edition The 2nd Edition of Albanian Skills Week & 5th Edition of National Skills Competitions.
It is a packed week with activities dedicated to TVET, forums, workshops, trainings, competitions, B2B, skills-live-shows, etc. It is the most unique, biggest and innovative event of the year in Albania with involvement of children, youngsters and adults. Use this following link for a flashback 2018: http://www.albanianskills.org/albanian-skills-week-2018/
Tirana, Albania (more)

April 2019
4 to 5 April 2019
National Forum on Technical and Vocational Education and Training reform in Mongolia The 2019 National Forum on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform, organized in collaboration with the Mongolia Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, will focus on “Quality TVET Reform for Sustainable Development”. The UNESCO led forum aims to review and discuss the current alignment, gaps and challenges in Mongolia’s TVET sector policy and regulatory framework, strategies and plans and global priorities and framework.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (more)

3 to 4 April 2019
European conference on Qualifications, Standards and Apprenticeship The conference links BIBB research activities with current European priorities in the field of apprenticeships. It will gather around 60 experts from different European member states, European and national organisations or social partners’ organisations for an open dialogue on selected issues like quality in apprenticeship, ESCO or the development of apprenticeship in different contexts. So far altogether 15 countries will be represented. Click more for Registration Form.
Bonn-Siegburg, Germany (more)

February 2019
8 to 11 February 2019
Kenya Skills Show-Hands on the Future Show Brings together stakeholders to show case innovations and new ideas in the Training, employment and technologies in the TVET sector in the Kenya.
Nairobi, Kenya (more)

December 2018
3 to 5 December 2018
Enterprising Project Design Do you want your project to become less dependent on external funding? The world is changing and so is the nature of developing projects and programmes. It is no longer sufficient to just do ‘good’. Projects need to have an exit strategy and you need to know how to realise that. In this practical course, you learn how to turn current trends into opportunities. Source inspiration from best practices and get started with designing projects that make financial sense.
Ede, Netherlands (more)

November 2018
26 to 27 November 2018
Women in STEM Conference GAMBIA 2018 This event is a platform of celebration to women who aim to share and investigate ideas that focus on advancing women in STEM participants, each of whom has a unique and significant role to play in achieving the full participation of women in STEM, will share innovative strategies for developing a highly prepared, diverse STEM workforce that has achieved technical excellence and learned how to think and design creatively. Contact via vickybizzu@yahoo.com +220 22333361
Serrekunda, The Gambia (more)

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