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Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Other Themes
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16 July 2020
UNESCO-UNEVOC matches TVET learners with training in UNESCO's Global Skills Academy
UNESCO's newly launched Global Skills Academy aims to equip one million young people with employability skills by matching training opportunities offered by partners with the needs of TVET institutions. UNESCO-UNEVOC will facilitate the matching process by leveraging partnerships with over 250 UNEVOC Centres located in more than 165 countries.



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15 July 2020
UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrates World Youth Skills Day 2020
UNESCO-UNEVOC joined global celebrations to mark World Youth Skills Day on 15 July.
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3 July 2020
Issue #2 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue of the UNEVOC Quarterly has the latest information about World Youth Skills Day activities, access to updated TVET Country Profiles and more.
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16 June 2020
Virtual Conference on Skills for a Resilient Youth
This virtual conference focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on skills development and explored how TVET institutions could increase the resilience of young people to changes in employment and entrepreneurship.
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4 June 2020
New TVET Country Profiles published
‪Interested in knowing more about the TVET ecosystems of different countries? Browse our TVET Country Profiles database. The database includes newly published TVET Country Profiles of Cambodia, Chile, Grenada, Indonesia, Morocco, and Singapore. More profiles coming soon!
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3 June 2020
Five projects selected for the first UNESCO-UNEVOC Global OER Grant Programme
The projects selected for the first UNESCO–UNEVOC Global OER Grant Programme will receive funding of up to 5,000 USD for the development, adaptation or curation of resources to promote open practices in TVET.
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1 June 2020
BILT 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.
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28 April 2020
First issue of the UNEVOC Quarterly
The first issue of the UNEVOC Quarterly has information about UNESCO-UNEVOC's recent engagements, updates from the global UNEVOC Network and access to new publications.
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2 April 2020
Understanding the return on investment from TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC and the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research in Australia have launched a practical guide that helps ministry officials, institutional representatives and researchers understand what is meant by the return on investment from TVET and identify the main obstacles to measuring ROI, including the availability of data.


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20 March 2020
TVET peer support in response to COVID-19
The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak impacts not only our health, lives and economies, but also the labour market and education sector. Many countries have already implemented temporary measures to slow the spread of the virus, which includes closing public institutions and schools.
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16 March 2020
UNESCO-UNEVOC launches new website
Find out how our work contributes to the achievement of the SDGs, explore more than 250 UNEVOC Centres in 166 countries through our UNEVOC Network, learn about our projects to promote innovation in TVET, connect with a global community on the TVeT forum, and browse the online library for the latest TVET-related publications and resources.
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8 March 2020
International Women’s Day 2020
On 8 March, UNESCO-UNEVOC joined the global celebrations to mark International Women’s Day. In line with its ongoing work to empower women in and through technical and vocational education and training (TVET) – and particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields – UNESCO-UNEVOC reemphasized its commitment to promoting gender equality in all facets of TVET.
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14 February 2020
Developing a practical guide for mainstreaming entrepreneurial learning
In an ever-changing world of work and skills demands, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems are increasingly aware of the importance of equipping young people with entrepreneurial skills and mindsets. Entrepreneurial learning offers a realistic and achievable means to develop the transferable skills that societies and economies are demanding of citizens today.
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4 February 2020
Fostering action-oriented partnerships among UNEVOC Centres in the Arab States
A UNEVOC Network Consolidation Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Centre for TVET (ACTVET). This workshop aimed at understanding the needs of UNEVOC Centres in the Arab States and developing responsive engagements in the region.
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9 January 2020
Soo-Hyang Choi appointed Director of UNESCO-UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Soo-Hyang Choi as its new Director. Ms. Choi has more than 30 years of experience in the field of education and previously held the position of Director of the Division for Peace and Sustainable Development within UNESCO’s Education Sector.
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20 December 2019
UNESCO-UNEVOC Global Forum: Advancing Learning and Innovation in TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a 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 discussed concrete steps for designing innovative practices and solutions that promote excellence and inclusion in TVET.
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19 December 2019
Entrepreneurial learning in TVET
This discussion paper on entrepreneurial learning provides insight into the different approaches to mainstreaming entrepreneurial learning and illustrates the contribution of the key pillars that make up the entrepreneurial learning ecosystem.
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4 December 2019
First UNESCO-UNEVOC Global OER Grant Programme
In November 2019, UNESCO Member States adopted a Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER)- a key tool for the achievement of SDG4. As a follow-up to this recommendation, UNESCO-UNEVOC launched its First Global OER Grant Programme for the development of such resources for TVET on 3 December 2019.
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2 December 2019
UNESCO-UNEVOC launches the BILT project
The Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) project was launched on 2 December 2019 in Bonn, Germany, during the UNEVOC Global Forum on Advancing Learning and Innovation in TVET.
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26 November 2019
Greening TVET through strategic partnerships
Greening technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is an emerging concept that has gathered momentum in the international community in recent years. TVET is directly linked to the labour market and hence plays a key role in providing knowledge and skills to facilitate the transition to greener economies and societies.
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20 October 2019
UNESCO-UNEVOC and CONIF organize hackathon training for Latin American UNEVOC Centres
UNESCO-UNEVOC and CONIF organized a three-day capacity development programme in Rio de Janeiro on 17-19 October to engage participants from UNEVOC Centres in six countries on how to develop entrepreneurial mindsets via innovative activities such as Hackathons.
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30 September 2019
World Teachers' Day 2019
World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually on October 5th. This celebration draws attention to the contributions of teachers in educating their communities and developing a more inclusive and sustainable society.
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27 September 2019
UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme for the Caribbean: Transforming TVET for Sustainable Societies
The first UNEVOC Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Leadership Programme for the Caribbean took place in St. Lucia from 23-27 September 2019.
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5 September 2019
UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme for Asia and the Pacific
The first UNEVOC Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Leadership Programme for Asia and the Pacific region was organized in Bangkok, Thailand from 2-6 September, 2019.
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26 August 2019
UNESCO-UNEVOC organizes Guided Self-Assessment Workshops in 10 countries
UNESCO-UNEVOC, in partnership with selected UNEVOC Centres, launched a series of workshops aimed at testing and co-developing the Skills for Innovation Hubs (i-hubs) “Innovation Framework”.
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