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
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
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|Published:||2013 in Bonn, Germany|
|ISBN online:||ISBN 978-92-95071-58-2|
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 young students and graduates joined the discussion.The discussion was organized around the following sub-themes: key barriers that young people face in finding work; what TVET institutions can do to ease the school-to-work transition; labour market information and skills forecasting; entrepreneurship education; widening access: engaging disadvantaged and marginalized groups; upgrading TVET’s image: challenges and opportunities; and monitoring and evaluation of youth-focused TVET.The discussion was moderated by Dr Gita Subrahmanyam, Research Associate with the London School of Economics Public Policy Group and a Senior Consultant at the African Development Bank, and co-moderated by Katerina Ananiadou, Programme Specialist at UNESCO-UNEVOC and focal point for UNEVOC’s youth-related activities. Through these discussions, UNESCO-UNEVOC aims to enhance awareness and encourage wider debate and understanding, including the sharing of on-going practices and the formulation of new ideas in the field of strategy and policy development. Guided by an expert in the field, the discussions seek experiences, expertise and feedback and wish to inspire people to take further action.