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Issue #9 - March 2022


Dear readers,

We are pleased to announce that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET in Bonn, Germany. On this occasion, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the donors, partners, UNEVOC Centres and members of the global TVET community who have been instrumental to our development and the achievement of our goals. During the month of April, we invite you to view the special anniversary highlights on our website.

While we reflect on the milestones of the past two decades, we continue to set our sights on the future of TVET. We have recently expanded avenues for collaboration and knowledge exchange through the inaugural UNEVOC Coaction Initiative and the BILT Peer-Learning Wheel. We have also launched the “Building TVET resilience for a just and sustainable transition” project, which is being implemented with the support of the German Federal Government through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The year-long project will focus on the adoption of resilient approaches and measures in planning, designing and implementing training in the areas of digital delivery, greening TVET and entrepreneurial learning for the transition to sustainable economies and societies.

The initiatives, programmes and projects featured in this issue of the UNEVOC Quarterly are unified by the common goal of preparing TVET stakeholders for new paradigms in education and training.

Best wishes from the UNESCO-UNEVOC team

Latest news

24 March 2022
Building TVET resilience for a just and sustainable transition
UNESCO-UNEVOC is launching a year-long project to strengthen the resilience of UNEVOC Centres and other education and training stakeholders as part of the pandemic recovery process. The project is being implemented with the support of the German Federal Government through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
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21 March 2022
Find your match with BILT’s Peer-Learning Wheel
The BILT project is pleased to introduce the Peer-Learning Wheel, an online tool that supports peer learning among TVET institutions. Its purpose is to open opportunities for collaboration to improve the identification, integration or implementation of new qualifications and competencies in TVET.
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11 March 2022
Linking skills to needs with non-state actors – lessons from the 2021/2 GEM Report
Non-state actors are involved in all aspects of education. But for some levels of education, their presence is more evident and even necessary. Both formal and informal TVET are co-dependent on various private and non-state actors’ involvement for quality, effectiveness and relevance of training.
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3 March 2022
Ukraine: UNESCO statement following the adoption of the UN General Assembly resolution
Following the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Resolution on Aggression against Ukraine, and in light of the devastating escalation of violence, UNESCO is deeply concerned by developments in Ukraine and is working to assess damage across its spheres of competence (notably education, culture, heritage and information) and to implement emergency support actions.
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4 February 2022
UNESCO and Microsoft organize training days for vocational educators
On 28 February and 1 March, UNESCO and Microsoft jointly organized digital training for vocational educators. The training targeted vocational educators in upper secondary and higher education institutions of business, technology, engineering, computer science and AI.
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31 January 2022
The BILT Agenda 2025
The Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) Agenda 2025 is building on the partnerships and momentum established during the previous phase of the project to help TVET systems adapt to the constant and rapid changes taking place in skills demands and work practices.
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Updates from the UNEVOC Network

9 February 2022
Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE appointed as one of the Lead Centres of the UNEVOC Network Coaction Initiative
As part of the UNEVOC Network Coaction Initiative, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE is leading a global project entitled "Future Foresight Institutional Capacity for Post COVID-19 World", in partnership with six other UNEVOC Centres.
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2 February 2022
Launch of the UNEVOC Network Coaction Initiative
In February 2022, UNESCO-UNEVOC launched the inaugural UNEVOC Network Coaction Initiative – a collection of projects that have been designed by and for UNEVOC Centres.
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31 January 2022
Study published on labour market outcomes of graduates from the TVTC, Saudi Arabia
This study is the product of collaboration between the Technical Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) and the World Bank under the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP). It examines five cohorts of graduates from institutes operated by the TVTC who are formally employed in the private sector.
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Just published


Handbook for the UNEVOC Network

The UNEVOC Network is UNESCO-UNEVOC’s global platform of TVET institutions that work together to contribute to improving the standards and quality of TVET in their respective countries and globally. This Handbook serves as a set of guidelines for N ...

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Trends mapping study

Digital skills development in TVET teacher training
Digitalization has led to extensive changes in the skills required for work and life. For technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions to remain relevant and attractive, they need to identify and introduce digital skills and co ...

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UNESCO In Action for Gender Equality: 2020-2021

UNESCO’s global priority gender equality took on new meaning over the past two years that have been marked by dramatic social, political, environmental, and economic changes around the world. This report showcases UNESCO’s actions to advance gend ...

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Upcoming events

26 April 2022
Register now: Promising Practices in TVET Teacher Digital Skills Development
This webinar will present promising practices for tackling digitalization challenges in TVET teacher training. Following an overview of the key findings of the trends mapping study, the webinar will include presentations from TVET teacher training organizations and projects operating in Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. Discussions will continue on the TVET Forum.

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