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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!

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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8 September 2021
Online conference on “Digitalization and TVET”
The GIZ TVET Academy / UNEVOC Centre Magdeburg,Germany, jointly organized this virtual event with international partners. The conference addressed the effects of the digitization of work processes on TVET and discussed implications for the competence development of TVET professionals.
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6 September 2021
Competency-based approach reference framework
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has published a “Reference framework for implementing an approach to support competency-based education and training”. This document explains the universal principles of CBET, while reflecting Canada’s diversity and the differences between its provincial and territorial education systems.

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26 August 2021
Educational innovation for the society of the future
Duoc UC, a UNEVOC Centre in Chile, together with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, hosted an international seminar to identify opportunities and strengthen collaborative and innovative work between TVET institutions, universities, companies, civil society organizations and the government. Access the recording in Spanish.
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28 June 2021
Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education wins Green Skills Award
PSSCIVE, a UNEVOC Centre in India, has won the European Training Foundation's Green Skills Award for its trailblazing curricula that incorporate green skills in 152 job roles across 17 sectors of the economy. The initiative covers over 10,000 schools and reaches 1.2 million students.
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20 May 2021
JET Education Services co-publishes report on Education for Sustainable Development and COVID-19 in Southern Africa
JET Education Services, a UNEVOC Centre in South Africa, has co-published a report with the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa and other partners that looks at the need to 'build forward better', giving attention to social justice and sustainability while acting collectively to recover from the pandemic.
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15 May 2021
Fifth International Conference on TVET in the Caribbean
TVET: Creating Opportunities in a Global Pandemic was co-organized by The University of the West Indies, regional and international partners such as UNESCO, ILO and the CDB, and three UNEVOC Centres - HEART/NSTA Trust, UTech and CICan. Access the conference materials and presentations here.
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11 May 2021
Bow Valley College launches Centre for Entertainment Arts
The Bow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts was established to deliver innovative programmes with work-integrated learning opportunities that lead to rewarding careers.
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22 April 2021
Strengthening peer learning for the post-pandemic era
Through peer learning and knowledge exchange, TVET institutions can apply the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to build resilience for the future.
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9 April 2021
KRIVET compiles TVET best practices on coping with the COVID-19 crisis
KRIVET, a UNEVOC Centre in the Republic of Korea, has compiled best practices from UNEVOC Network East and Southeast Asian cluster countries on a range of topics including national TVET policies to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, open and digital learning, and TVET strategies to deal with youth unemployment.
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