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Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Other Themes
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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conferences

Our moderator-driven discussions seek to promote focused discussions on crucial themes in TVET development and aim to gather valuable input from the TVET Forum community. Three to five such conferences take place on the TVET Forum platform per year. All TVET Forum members can participate, there is no need to sign up.


Recent conferences

23 November 2020
Virtual conference on gender equality in STEM
23 to 27 November 2020. Discussions focused on the key findings from the UNESCO-UNEVOC study on 'Boosting gender equality in science and technology. A challenge for TVET programmes and careers'.
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Virtual Conference reports


Virtual conference on New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET

Virtual conference report
To remain relevant for the world of work, modern TVET systems need to adapt to new technologies and structural changes in the labour market and society. A main challenge of TVET is to create modern career paths which attract and integrate youth. With ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Skills for a resilient youth

6 to 14 July 2020
Every year on 15 July, the global community celebrates World Youth Skills Day. World Youth Skills Day 2020 took place in a challenging context. Prior to the pandemic, young people aged 15-24 were two to three times more likely than adults to be u ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Artificial Intelligence in education and training

11 to 15 November 2019
A considerable amount of attention has been placed on Artificial Intelligence, its impact on innovations in various sectors, and its implications for the transformation of the workforce and the labour market. Many of the professions that will most li ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: The future of TVET teaching and learning

7 to 14 October 2019
UNESCO’s 2015 Recommendation concerning technical and vocational education and training (TVET) reminds us that TVET in all forms and settings should be oriented to equipping all youth and adults with relevant knowledge, skills and competencies for ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Inclusive TVET

1 to 12 July 2019
The Salamanca Statement which was adopted at the World Conference on Special Needs Education in 1994 marked a watershed in the development of inclusive education. In addition, Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education calls on Member States to ‘e ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference: Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through TVET

29 October to 7 November 2018
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) can play a valuable role in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage (ICH). At the same time, ICH can be an incredibly rich resource for TVET programmes. Yet, the interface between ICH and TV ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference: Innovation in TVET

25 February to 01 March 2019
Discussions at UNESCO-UNEVOC’s Learning Forum underlined that new and radical shifts are needed to ensure that TVET systems can respond to these changes and that TVET systems can no longer just operate according to a ‘business-as-usual’ model. ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual conference: Entrepreneurial learning in TVET

26 November to 7 December 2018
In response to the changing world of work, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems are increasingly recognizing the importance of broad-based entrepreneurial skills and mindsets to support employability and innovation. This ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference: Improving the image of TVET

16 to 24 July 2018
Organized on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day 2018, the virtual conference focused on improving the image of TVET and initiated, guided and synthesised a range of perspectives, evidence and advice about the factors influencing the image of TVET ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference: Pathways between TVET and Further Education

23 to 27 October 2017
The topic of ‘pathways’ that make it easier for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) graduates to enter different forms of post secondary and higher education, has recently been receiving much attention by policy makers in many ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference: Greening TVET in Latin America

5 to 11 June 2017
The virtual conference took place from 05 to 11 June 2017 on the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum, and shed light on how countries in Latin America are responding to climate-change policy developments, and the role TVET can play in this regard. The synth ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference: Diversifying the funding sources for TVET

16 to 22 January 2017
The Virtual Conference organized from 16 – 22 January 2017 on the topic of “Diversifying the funding sources for TVET” was attended by 219 participants from 81 countries. It facilitated the sharing of experiences, tools and best practices on fu ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Making youth entrepreneurship a viable path

18 to 29 July, 2016
The virtual conference sought to collect input from the wider technical and vocational education and training (TVET) community about the role of TVET in promoting entrepreneurship. In order to increase our understanding of the nature of entrepreneurs ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Measuring the return on investment in TVET

9 to 16 May 2016
The virtual conference sought to inform the wider technical and vocational education and training (TVET) community about a collaborative research project currently undertaken by the NCVER and UNESCO-UNEVOC which aims to explore the different benefits ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Greening TVET in the context of climate change policy developments

2 - 13 November 2015
The virtual conference gathered input from the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum community over a two-week period prior to UNFCCC COP21, providing engaging insights and shared experiences to reflect on and carry into the future. A hundred and thirty partic ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: UNESCO TVET Strategy 2016-2021

28 September to 3 October 2015
The virtual conference provided stakeholders an opportunity to inform UNESCO’s strategy for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for the period 2016 to 2021. The questions addressed at the conference included: i) What should be th ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Delivering TVET through Quality Apprenticeships

15 to 26 June 2015
To further our understanding of apprenticeships, UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a virtual conference from 15 to 26 June 2015 on UNESCO-UNEVOC’s e-forum. Moderated by Alessandra Molz, a researcher in the area of workplace learning and skills development, i ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Skills for the creative industries

Report of the UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference, 29 September - 10 October 2014
To further our understanding of skills for creative industries, UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a virtual conference from 29 September to 10 October 2014 on the UNEVOC e-Forum. Moderated by Paul Collard, Chief Executive at Creativity, Culture and Education ( ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Greening TVET: Qualifications and implementation strategies

Report of the e-Forum online conference in November 2013
The discussions highlighted the importance of systematically integrating green competencies into TVET systems. According to the participants, green skills and attitudes should be part of curricula, training regulations and training programmes. Green ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Revising the 2001 Revised Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education

Report of the UNESCO-UNEVOC special virtual conference, 1-14 April 2014
As part of a rigorous process involving a number of high level consultations with UNESCO Member States, UNESCO-UNEVOC and the UNESCO TVET Section jointly organized a Special Virtual Conference on the UNEVOC e-Forum. Held from 1 to 14 April 2014 and m ...

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Vocational Pedagogy: what it is, why it matters and how to put it into practice

Report of the UNESCO-UNEVOC online conference, 12-26 May 2014
To further our understanding of vocational pedagogy, UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a virtual conference from 12 to 26 May 2014 on the UNEVOC e-Forum. Moderated by Professor Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning, Professor of Learning a ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Tackling youth unemployment through TVET

25 June to 9 July 2013
From 25 June to 9 July 2013, over 300 participants from 80 countries gathered on the UNEVOC e-Forum to discuss how TVET can address growing numbers of youth unemployment. TVET experts, policy makers, researchers, practitioners and most importantly yo ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Greening TVET for sustainable development

Report of the UNESCO-UNEVOC online conference 22 October to 2 November 2012
From 22 October to 2 November 2012, a moderator-driven discussion was held on the topic of greening TVET for sustainable development. Moderated by Mr Kai Gleissner from the Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, a UNEVOC Centre, the virtua ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: ICTs for TVET

14 - 28 May 2013
This report summarizes the discussions that were held in May 2013 during the e-Forum virtual conference on the implications of the ICT revolution for TVET, moderated by Nik Kafka from Teach A Man To Fish. Information and Communication Technologies ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Strengthening TVET Teacher Education

25 June to 6 July 2012
The e-Forum discussion held from 25 June to 6 July 2012 and moderated by Prof. Masriam Bukit) emphasized that the quality of TVET teachers is key in determining the skills of future workers. Qualified, trained and motivated teachers and trainers are ...

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