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UNEVOC Network Diary

Join us as we welcome new UNEVOC Centres into the UNEVOC Network and keep up to date on recent activities, publications and more!

7 September 2023
Shenzhen Polytechnic University hosts kick-off webinar for the UNEVOC Network Coaction Initiative 2023 (UNEVOC Centre - China)
Shenzhen Polytechnic University (SZPU) has launched a new UNEVOC Network Coaction Initiative on ‘Capacity Building for Digital Transformation in TVET’. The project runs until November 2023 and is designed to enrich the digital skills and mindsets of TVET staff from six UNEVOC Centres in the Asia-Pacific region.
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1 August 2023
UNEVOC Network Spotlight - Issue #1
The UNEVOC Network Spotlight is a bi-monthly snapshot that informs the TVET community about the activities of UNEVOC Network members and the Network Secretariat. This issue provides a round-up of activities undertaken in May and June 2023.
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13 July 2023
The trainer's role in transforming Caribbean youth (UNEVOC Centres - The Caribbean)
In this World Youth Skills Day webinar, UNEVOC Centres from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados and Grenada explore the vital role trainers play in transforming Caribbean youth. By employing innovative approaches and serving as role models, trainers help shape future leaders and change-makers.
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8 June 2023
The Second National TVET Forum (UNEVOC Centre – Mongolia)
The Second National TVET Forum was held in Mongolia under the theme of 'Transforming TVET'. Topics discussed included industry, sector challenges, youth employment, labour market demands, training quality, and skilled teachers. The Vocational Education, Training Partnership NGO (VETP) was one of the co-organizers of the event.
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24 May 2023
Pedagogical innovation underway in West Africa (UNEVOC Centre – Canada)
Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles is implementing an educational project linked to its community development activities in West Africa. The project formalizes all training and capacity-building programmes by drawing inspiration from best practices and pedagogical approaches recognized within the Quebec college network.
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23 May 2023
SXPI hosts workshop on incorporating global citizenship into TVET learning environments (UNEVOC Centre – China)
Shaanxi Polytechnic Institute (SXPI), together with Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiārangi, New Zealand organized a virtual workshop focused on the importance of global citizenship education in TVET. The workshop was supported by the UNESCO Beijing Office, UNESCO-UNEVOC and Education New Zealand.
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16 May 2023
Building bridges between TVET and universities in Latin America (UNEVOC Centre – Chile)
The webinar provided a platform for dialogue on how TVET and university systems can nourish their capacities and strengths to build a higher education ecosystem. It was co-organized by UNESCO IESALC, OREALC/UNESCO Santiago and Duoc UC.

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9 May 2023
Colleges and Institutes Canada publishes a new national PLAR Framework (UNEVOC Centre – Canada)
CICAN released a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) national framework that will support lifelong learning, help streamline skills upgrading for Canadians and support workforce development across the country.
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2 May 2023
Shenzhen Polytechnic publishes guidebook on digital programmes in TVET (UNEVOC Centre – China)
Syllabuses of Digital Programmes in TVET was developed by the Office of Academic Affairs and the UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET at Shenzhen Polytechnic, China. This comprehensive guidebook covers 28 digital programmes categorized into 6 programme clusters that have been successfully implemented at the institution.
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16 March 2023
Shenzhen Polytechnic established as UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET (UNEVOC Centre in China)
Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT) has been formally established as the UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET after signing the agreement with UNESCO headquarters in August 2022. The UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET will initiate south-south cooperation, multi-partner cooperation and conduct six sub-programmes.
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10 March 2023
Three UNEVOC Centres develop guidelines for inclusive vocational excellence as part of the GIVE Project
The guidelines outline practices to make VET more inclusive, from didactics to management and governance. UNEVOC Centres from Italy, Malta and Finland (COMETA, MCAST and Omnia respectively) contributed to the development of the guidelines. Access them in English, Spanish and Italian.
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5 February 2023
Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education undertakes VET curricula reform (UNEVOC Centre in Croatia)
The project, co-financed by the European Social Fund, entered the final stage, introducing over 100 occupational standards, 145 qualification standards and 140 new curricula in VET, supporting teacher professional development and updating teaching materials.
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27 January 2023
National Skill Development Corporation and KPMG International launch a new mentorship programme (UNEVOC Centre in India)
Under the scope of the Global Skills Academy, KPMG, a member of UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition, has launched a new mentorship initiative with the National Skill Development Corporation International, a UNEVOC Centre in India, to support young graduates entering the labour market.
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16 January 2023
JET Education Services organizes webinar on competencies for a changing world (UNEVOC Centre in South Africa)
The webinar focused on understanding the state of South African policy and practices surrounding the implementation of skills for a changing world. The report was based on a scoping study on the breadth of skills and teacher development commissioned by Save the Children South Africa.
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31 October 2022
Temasek Polytechnic concludes its World Youth Skills Day (Asia Pacific) 2022 initiative
Themed “YOUth Matters: Celebrating Skills for the Future”, the inaugural WYSD (APAC) initiative ran from 7 July to 31 October 2022. The initiative was organized by Temasek Polytechnic, together with other UNEVOC Centres, local and regional partners, to amplify the voices of youth and better understand their perspectives when it comes to skills needed for the future. View the closing video and youth declaration.
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25 October 2022
Global Skills Academy: New partnership to deliver skills training in Peru
A new initiative by UNESCO’s Global Skills Academy (GSA) will provide more than 100,000 young people across Peru with access to training in key employability skills thanks to a collaboration between Fundación Telefónica, a partner of the GSA, and SENATI, a UNEVOC Centre.
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14 July 2022
TVEC hosts international webinar series to mark WYSD 2022
Considering the demand for skilled human resource development and the need for a transformational TVET sector, the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) of Sri Lanka is hosting a series of WYSD webinars on timely and relevant themes surrounding youth skills.
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12 July 2022
National Skills University Islamabad organizes skills competitions for WYSD 2022
Under the theme of "Transforming Youth Skills for the Future", NSU is organizing a series of activities and skills competitions to celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2022.
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10 June 2022
Renewable energies: Let’s build a sustainable future
Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, in collaboration with the Nergica Collegial Research Centre, organized a webinar on renewable energies and their contribution to a sustainable future for us all. The webinar discussed the importance of producing electricity in a green and sustainable way, as well as its benefits for our planet.

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1 June 2022
Temasek Polytechnic prepares to launch its regional World Youth Skills Day initiative
The WYSD 2022 Asia-Pacific initiative will run from 7 July to 31 October 2022 and feature several events and activities organized by Temasek Polytechnic, together with other UNEVOC Centres, local partners and regional institutions. The initiative seeks to provide a platform for young people so that various stakeholders in TVET can better understand their perspective when it comes to the skills needed for the future.
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9 February 2022
Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE appointed as one of the Lead Centres of the UNEVOC Network Coaction Initiative
As part of the UNEVOC Network Coaction Initiative, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE is leading a global project entitled "Future Foresight Institutional Capacity for Post COVID-19 World", in partnership with six other UNEVOC Centres.
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2 February 2022
Launch of the UNEVOC Network Coaction Initiative
In February 2022, UNESCO-UNEVOC launched the inaugural UNEVOC Network Coaction Initiative – a collection of projects that have been designed by and for UNEVOC Centres.
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7 December 2021
HRDC, Botswana organized TVET Pitso 2021 to provide a platform for stakeholders to dialogue on issues relevant to the transformation of TVET as a viable avenue for skills development and employment creation. Participants were exposed to new concepts in the area of digital technology and the 4IR as well as GIZ's new e-learning platform – Atingi. Access the full conference report.
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3 December 2021
International Forum on Higher Education 4.0: Technology and Innovation
SENATI, Peru hosted an International Forum on Higher Education 4.0: Technology and Innovation in order to examine how teaching methods have evolved, share relevant TVET initiatives and showcase various forms of learning increasingly supported by technologies. Access the recording in Spanish.
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10 November 2021
Basque International VET Congress
The Vice-Ministry of Vocational Education and Training of the Department of Education of the Basque Government held an International Congress on “VET in the era of humanity, technology and intelligence”. The Congress highlighted how VET can enable societies to overcome the challenges of digital and green transitions. Access the recording in English, Spanish and Basque.
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