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Issue #12 - December 2022

Dear readers,

Technical and vocational education and training faces increasing expectations to help accelerate climate learning and the acquisition of digital skills. To meet these demands, TVET systems will need to harness the potential arising from the reshaping of education systems and labour markets worldwide, and the growing presence of digital technologies in almost every aspect of daily life.

In this issue of the UNEVOC Quarterly, we shine a spotlight on recent activities to raise awareness for the implementation of the new UNESCO strategy for TVET and to support the TVET community in preparing for just and green transitions.

The topic of transitions remains a focal point for our capacity-building programmes, particularly our activities on developing green skills, building the digital capacities of TVET staff and fostering the ability of TVET leaders and managers to adapt to change.

In the midst of ongoing efforts to change mindsets and promote sustainable futures, TVET is well positioned as a flexible pathway that allows for skilling, reskilling and upskilling. At the same time, TVET systems will play a key role in the identification and anticipation of the skills needed for the transition to digital and green economies.

We look forward to working together in the coming year to strengthen TVET and we wish you a healthy and prosperous 2023!

Best wishes from the UNESCO-UNEVOC team

Latest news

14 December 2022
Advancing open and distance learning for TVET in the Caribbean
A select group of TVET principals and managers recently gathered in Kingston, Jamaica to put the finishing touches on their plans for harnessing open and distance learning (ODL) to improve education provision at TVET institutions in the Caribbean.
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13 December 2022
Global Careers Month
The Inter-Agency Career Guidance Working Group organized the first Global Careers Month between 8 November and 12 December. During this period, the international agencies promoted a series of regional and global events, in partnership with associations operating around career development for both young people and adults.
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5 December 2022
Managing change through transformative TVET leadership
The UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme aims to build the capacities of TVET leaders and professionals from around the world. This year's edition was launched on 30 November with a focus on ‘Re-thinking TVET systems and programmes to anticipate demand, adapt and take action for a just and green transition’.
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10 November 2022
Going green and digital: TVET for hospitality and tourism
From 7 to 9 November 2022, the BILT bridging event in Nairobi brought together TVET stakeholders to discuss trends in green and digital qualifications and competencies in Africa, with a focus on the hospitality and tourism sector.
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9 November 2022
COP27 side event: Greening TVET, Adult Learning and Education
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and the UNESCO Cairo Office organized a hybrid side event, ‘Greening TVET, Adult Learning and Education’, at the 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27). The event shed light on the importance of TVET and adult learning and education (ALE) for climate action.
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3 November 2022
Spotlight on resilient responses in TVET
Resilience and the ability to cope with disruption can come in many shapes and forms. Learning about how TVET managers, institutions, teachers and learners in different countries and contexts are adapting and transforming what they do in the face of sudden change is one of the aims of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s Building TVET Resilience for a Just and Sustainable Transition project.

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31 October 2022
Upskilling students and the workforce with circular economy principles
On 21 and 22 September, UNESCO-UNEVOC, in collaboration with Circle Economy, conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) programme on ‘Circular Economy in Entrepreneurial Learning in TVET’. Eighty-four teachers from eight TVET institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda participated in the training aimed at discovering actionable areas that can be implemented and led by TVET teachers and instructors.
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26 October 2022
Hybrid international conference and launch of the UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029
On 25 and 26 October, UNESCO hosted a hybrid international conference and the launch of its new strategy for TVET for the period 2022-2029. The event took place at the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET in Bonn, Germany. More than 150 participants joined the event in person and over 1200 participants from 47 countries registered online to follow the sessions.
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25 October 2022
Winners of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills in Action Photo Competition 2022
UNESCO-UNEVOC invited photographers from around the world to capture unique moments highlighting skills in action. We received more than 250 submissions showing how TVET equips young people with skills for sustainable societies and economies.
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29 September 2022
Follow-up webinar to the 11th Durban Forum on capacity-building
As countries are faced with an economic crisis in the aftermath of the pandemic, the time window for effective action towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda is shrinking. In this webinar, speakers from PCCB, UNFCCC and UNESCO-UNEVOC, among others, examined the linkages between accelerated and sustained climate action and skills development, as well as good practices in greening skills for climate action.
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Updates from the UNEVOC Network

3 November 2022
UNEVOC Network consultation for the 2023 GEM Report on technology and education
As part of the data gathering process for the upcoming report, UNESCO-UNEVOC and the GEM Report co-organized a consultation for UNEVOC Network members in October 2022. The 90-minute session centred on issues related to the role of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the promotion of technological development and digitalization.
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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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New publications and resources

Transforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training for successful and just transitions

UNESCO strategy 2022-2029
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) connects education and the world of work, unlocking the potential of young people and adults for a brighter future. Yet, it is estimated that 267 million young people are not in employment, educa ...

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Towards a common definition of micro-credentials

Micro-credentials are increasingly promoted as a new and more flexible way of recognizing knowledge, skills and competences. Micro-credentials are flourishing with more new brand names constantly emerging. However, acceptance and recognition of micro ...

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Work-based learning and the green transition

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing today’s society. Changes in our behaviour and in our consumption and production patterns are needed to limit the rise in global temperatures. Transition to a greener economy and society will r ...

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Inter-Agency Group on TVET Newsletter - October 2022

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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1 December 2022
Atlas of emerging trends in TVET
The new BILT Atlas helps TVET stakeholders to reflect upon the challenges and opportunities facing TVET systems. The Atlas addresses new qualifications and competencies, specifically greening and digitalization, affecting the future of work and society.
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Upcoming events

24 January 2023
International Day of Education
The fifth International Day of Education will be celebrated on 24 January 2023 under the theme “to invest in people, prioritize education”. Building on the global momentum generated by the UN Transforming Education Summit in September 2022, this Day will call for maintaining strong political mobilization around education and chart the way to translate commitments and global initiatives into action.
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