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Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Other Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Skills for Innovation Hubs | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
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3 December 2020
Issue #4 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue features the new UNEVOC Medium-Term Strategy for 2021-2023 and shares insights from projects to promote innovation in TVET.
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1 December 2020
Winners of the Skills in Action Photo Competition
UNESCO-UNEVOC announces the winners of its Skills in Action Photo Competition 2020
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24 November 2020
New promising and innovative practices
The newly relaunched UNESCO-UNEVOC promising and innovative practices database features responsive TVET initiatives from more than 25 countries, including 18 UNEVOC Centres.
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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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13 November 2020
Innovating technical and vocational education and training. A framework for institutions
This framework provides a systematic, institution-wide, measurable and evidence-based methodology that enables TVET institutions to streamline innovation into their strategic planning, products and services, ecosystem engagement, and teaching and learning processes.
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30 September 2020
Issue #3 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue celebrates the achievements of teachers and focuses on the future of TVET teaching.
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29 September 2020
Taking UNEVOC TVET Country Profiles to the next level
UNESCO-UNEVOC has relaunched its TVET Country Profiles in a dynamic new format. The first stage of the relaunch shows relevant TVET statistics for more than 180 countries. In the second stage in November, TVET system diagrams will be added, and by the end of the year, users can expect to see complete profiles with full data.
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24 September 2020
World Teachers' Day
The theme of World Teachers’ Day 2020 is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, take stock of achievements, and amplify the voices of teachers.
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16 September 2020
Skills In Action photo competition
Submit your photos that capture how TVET is equipping young people with skills for the future. The photos should focus on TVET for a sustainable future, preparing for a digitalized world, and skills for inclusive growth.

Deadline for submissions: 30 October 2020
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14 September 2020
Promoting quality in TVET using technology: A practical guide
Technology has altered many aspects of life, including education and training. This practical guide helps TVET institutions to understand the organizational plans needed to build up their capacity to stimulate digital learning.
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16 July 2020
UNESCO-UNEVOC matches TVET learners with training
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 in more than 165 countries.



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15 July 2020
UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrates World Youth Skills Day
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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