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Issue #8 - December 2021

Dear readers,

Recent developments have shown that TVET systems need to adapt to multiple disruptions that are reshaping education systems and labour markets worldwide, including climate change, demographic shifts and the growing presence of digital technologies in almost every aspect of life. It has also become evident that these global challenges can only be effectively addressed through collective action.

Over the past three months, UNEVOC Network members came together to contribute their vision and expertise to further develop UNESCO’s new Strategy for TVET 2022-2029, as well as engage in peer learning to explore the topic of new qualifications and competencies in TVET. The perspectives shared have showcased how emerging challenges can create new opportunities for innovation within the TVET ecosystem.

This issue of the UNEVOC Quarterly highlights our programmes to support TVET leaders in responding to the ongoing digital transformation and to help TVET institutions mainstream entrepreneurial learning. For a more detailed overview of our work, we invite you to access our Biennial Report 2020-2021.

As we approach the end of 2021, we take this opportunity to announce that on 1 January 2022, Mr Friedrich Huebler will start his appointment as Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC.

We look forward to your continued collaboration in the coming year and we wish you a healthy and successful 2022!

Best wishes from the UNESCO-UNEVOC team

Latest news

3 December 2021
Capacity-building webinars on entrepreneurial learning in TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education and Skills (BMBWF) jointly organized a series of webinars focused on entrepreneurial learning in TVET on 29 September, 13 October and 2 December 2021.
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1 December 2021
UNESCO-UNEVOC’s TVET Leadership Programme boosts skills for the digital transformation
The UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme was held online and across two batches in September and November 2021. The theme of this year’s programme was “Skills for the digital transformation: How TVET institutions can respond to future demands”.
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26 October 2021
WorldSkills Conference 2021: Job-rich opportunities of the green transition
UNESCO-UNEVOC and UNIDO co-organized a session on “Job-rich opportunities of the green transition” during the WorldSkills Conference 2021.
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19 October 2021
Winners of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills in Action Photo Competition 2021
UNESCO-UNEVOC announces the winners and finalists of its Skills in Action Photo Competition 2021
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6 October 2021
UNEVOC Centres gather to explore key elements of UNESCO’s new Strategy for TVET
Members of the global UNEVOC Network came together during two online workshops on 30 September and 01 October 2021 to exchange insights and propose interventions for UNESCO’s Strategy for TVET 2022-2029 under the theme “Transforming TVET for successful and just transitions”.
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Updates from the UNEVOC Network

7 December 2021
TVET PITSO 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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Just published


Biennial Report 2020-2021

Adapting to the new normal
This report gives an overview of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre's activities during the biennium 2020 - 2021. It highlights how UNESCO-UNEVOC has supported Member States in their efforts to strengthen and upgrade TVET systems and promoted opp ...

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New qualifications and competencies for future-oriented TVET - Volume 3

TVET delivery: providing innovative solutions
This volume focuses on the micro-level stakeholders involved in the implementation of TVET skilling programmes and/or their components. It will suit lecturers, administrators and programme designers interested in understanding some of the challenges ...

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New qualifications and competencies for future-oriented TVET - Volume 2

TVET advocacy: ensuring multi-stakeholder participation
This volume addresses the role of meso-level TVET stakeholders in the process of maintaining and updating TVET systems to ensure they remain fit for purpose. Meso-level stakeholders indicate institutions participating in the advancement of TVET syste ...

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New qualifications and competencies for future-oriented TVET - Volume 1

TVET governance: steering collective action
This volume is written with the macrolevel or system-level stakeholder in mind. Macro level stakeholders can be any number of bodies with a mandate for collective action in TVET. This primarily covers ministries and statutory bodies with legally assi ...

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Global education monitoring report 2021/2: Non-state actors in education: who chooses? who loses?

Non-state actors’ role extends beyond provision of schooling to interventions at various education levels and influence spheres. Alongside its review of progress towards SDG 4, including emerging evidence on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, the 20 ...

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Final evaluation of UNESCO’s technical and vocational education and training strategy, 2016 - 2021

This evaluation reviewed the implementation of the TVET Strategy 2016-2021 that guided UNESCO’s work in technical and vocational education and training. Based on desk research and consultations with more than 60 peoples, the evaluation concluded th ...

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Inter-Agency Group on TVET Newsletter - November 2021

The Inter-Agency Group on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (IAG-TVET) was convened by UNESCO in 2008 to ensure a good coordination of activities by the key international organizations involved in the delivery of policy advice, programm ...

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Reimagining our futures together: A new social contract for education

Our humanity and planet Earth are under threat. The pandemic has only served to prove our fragility and our interconnectedness. Now urgent action, taken together, is needed to change course and reimagine our futures. This report by the International ...

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When schools shut: Gendered impacts of COVID-19 school closures

This UNESCO global study exposes failure to factor in gender in COVID-19 education responses and widening gaps in access to quality education following school closures. Citing some 90 countries, the study shows that despite governments' and partn ...

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Upcoming events

24 January 2022
International Day of Education
On 24 January 2022, we will celebrate the fourth International Day of Education under the theme “Changing Course, Transforming Education”.
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