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Assistive technologies for TVET students and employees with disabilities

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
Temporary restrictions on movement and physical distancing measures resulting from the pandemic have led to the closure of many TVET institutions and skills development organizations in Trinidad and Tobago. As remote education and training become the ...

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Open educational resources for adult learners

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
The Korea Open Courseware (KOCW) is the largest platform for open educational resources (OER) in the Republic of Korea. It was set up to assist individuals wishing to access higher education learning resources by providing materials from over 224 uni ...

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Mobile Learning and Assessment Services

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
TVET can be a key driver of economic and social development within a country. In Jamaica, where there are high rates of youth un- and underemployment, there is a growing need for flexible and accessible TVET models. HEART/NSTA Trust established th ...

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Preparing Malawian farmers for post-COVID-19 recovery

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
While the Malawian agricultural sector has expanded in recent years, production has struggled to keep pace with rising demand. To address this shortage, multiple improvements are needed to overcome existing constraints in production systems, breeding ...

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The Digital TVET Learning Platform

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Malaysia issued a ‘Movement Control Order’ to limit interactions and prevent the spread of the deadly virus. This included closing educational institutions to face-to-face learning. Educa ...

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Work-based learning and skills demonstrations during COVID-19

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
In Finland, TVET students learn and are assessed by a teacher and working life representative in work-based situations where they must demonstrate skills and competencies through practical tasks in order to graduate from their course. Therefore, maki ...

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Leading organizational transitions during COVID-19 and beyond

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
A potential barrier to any post-COVID-19 recovery for TVET staff is the lengthy duration of the pandemic, throughout which they experience significant insecurity, both physical and psychological. This initiative by Niagara College enables TVET lea ...

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Mapping system response to the COVID-19 pandemic

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing restrictions, educational institutions across Brazil had to suspend their on-site activities. TVET institutions wanted to support the fight against the pandemic. They quickly put their efforts into ma ...

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More Women in ICT

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
The ICT sector has grown rapidly in recent decades, and with continued expansion forecast, it is an area of high employability and opportunity. In Chile, and indeed globally, however, there is a large gender gap. Just 5% of those working in ICT in Ch ...

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Learning from Afar

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
While primarily a health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a wide-reaching impact on everyday life. This has been particularly felt in the education sector with schools closing and students around the world missing out on their education. In U ...

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Skills Centre for Migrants

Submitted by Omnia, Finland
Omnia’s Skills Centre for Migrants was developed by a multi-professional team representing various TVET stakeholders, including relevant government authorities, employment offices, and Espoo’s local municipality, to address a gap in services for ...

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Development of female entrepreneurship

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
iHUB’s Programme for the Development of Female Entrepreneurship is the first initiative in Ukraine to support women in business creation, from the initial idea to the set-up of a working business. It covers both knowledge and practical support, inc ...

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FADIO: promoting distance education

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
FADIO represents a unique collaborative initiative that takes full advantage of education in a digital environment. Not all educational institutions have the resources to develop the pedagogical and technical aspects related to distance education on ...

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Entrepreneurial culture: Ikasenpresa

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
TKNIKA is a centre established by the Basque Deputy Ministry of Vocational Education and Training to promote innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in vocational education and training (VET) centres across the region. As part of its mandate, T ...

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Recognition in Germany

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
The German Federal Government launched the “Recognition in Germany” portal to improve labour market access for people from migrant backgrounds. The multilingual portal provides users with information about the procedures for recognition of profes ...

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Developing innovative solutions to community problems

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
Access to technical and higher education along with skills development programmes have become important tools to tackle poverty in Brazil. By recognizing that innovation takes place at the forefront of learning, PICG Innovation Hub enables its studen ...

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The Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Programme

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
Australia has a well-established apprenticeship system. However, a steady decline in the enrolment rate has raised concerns. One of the main causes of this decline is the negative public perception of apprenticeships. The Australian Apprenticeships A ...

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Providing demand-driven skills training to disadvantaged youth

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
As Viet Nam’s economy has modernized, demand has increased for skilled labour. This has resulted in diminished prospects for youth in finding formal employment. REACH is a local non-governmental organization that trains young people, particularly t ...

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Investing in youth through integrated skills training

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
Mozambique has long struggled to cope with youth unemployment. To address this issue, Young Africa (YA) launched a TVET programme for disadvantaged youth. Under the Young Africa franchise training system, local entrepreneurs practice their profession ...

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Transforming lives through code training

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
Laboratoria, a Lima-based web development company, observed a lack of female software developers in Peru and decided to set up a six-month training course for women, called Code Academy. The course is offered exclusively to young women from low-incom ...

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Self-sufficient schools: turning learning into earning and saving

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
In Latin America, secondary school drop-out rates are high, partly because many youth feel that the type of education they receive at school does not offer any guarantee of future employment. Recognizing the need for practical training that gives you ...

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The Workplace-based Experience Programme

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
Recognizing the need for better quality TVET courses that are more relevant and more effective in enabling youth to find employment, SSACI, a non-profit, public-private partnership, established a workplace-based experience (WBE) programme in 50 publi ...

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Empowering rural women through ICT in TVET

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
In India, women from rural communities often have little say in family and community decision-making. Skills development is a recognized medium of empowerment. However, access to TVET remains a challenge to a majority of those living in rural India. ...

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