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Issue #13 - March 2023

Dear readers,

The green transition calls for a change in the mindset and behaviour of learners and the communities around them. TVET institutions will need to create inclusive learning environments that cultivate this positive change.

Although the green transition is expected to be gradual, there are demand-driven opportunities that require preparation. The TVET sector should be ready to anticipate shifts in skills demands and develop reskilling and upskilling opportunities. To support this process, our recent training programmes have focused on providing TVET leaders, managers and systems planners with the knowledge to adapt and take action for a just and green transition.

These programmes have also fostered values of cooperation and solidarity to help participants learn from common experiences and leverage new partnerships to work in synergy for sustainable TVET. A successful journey towards a green transition will depend on TVET institutions that demonstrate strategic leadership, rethink current processes and adopt innovative practices.

Best wishes from the UNESCO-UNEVOC team

Latest news

22 March 2023
TVET leaders ready to take action for a green transition
UNESCO-UNEVOC held a virtual graduation ceremony for the participants of its TVET Leadership Programme 2022. The programme focused on ‘Rethinking TVET systems and programmes to anticipate demand, adapt and take action for a just and green transition.’
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10 March 2023
Preparing TVET for a green and more resilient transition
A global push to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic seeks to include more sustainable economic and social recovery measures. These comprise not just pandemic resilience but also investment in sustainable, inclusive and climate resilient technologies and infrastructure, and in robust education systems.
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8 March 2023
Young Africa – Embracing equal opportunities for women in TVET both online and offline
On the occasion of International Women's Day, a BILT Learning Lab was organized in cooperation with Young Africa to explore the theme of youth unemployment as it relates to women in TVET.
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14 February 2023
UNESCO’s Global Skills Academy convenes partners to set up action plan to support 10 million learners by 2029
The GSA organized a partners’ meeting to present and define a common action plan on the path to supporting 10 million learners by 2029.The meeting, which took place online on 8 February, gathered over 45 participants, including representatives from the private sector and international organizations, UNESCO and the UNEVOC Network.
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3 February 2023
How inclusive entrepreneurial learning can benefit disadvantaged youth
UNESCO-UNEVOC is working with the TVET community in 16 African countries on mainstreaming inclusive entrepreneurial learning as part of its Building TVET resilience for a just and sustainable transition project.
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25 January 2023
The future of VET in Europe: trends and lessons for a global debate
Hosted by UNESCO-UNEVOC and the European Centre for Vocational Education and Training (CEDEFOP), this webinar presented the findings of the recent study on 'The Future of VET in Europe' to the international TVET community.
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4 January 2023
Profiles of TVET teachers and trainers across the globe
In recent years, disruptions caused by technology, climate, migration, political instability and the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the economy, labour markets, and hence education. TVET does not exist in a bubble and has also been affected, making the work of teachers and trainers, who are entrusted with the future of millions of students around the world, more challenging.
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Updates from the UNEVOC Network

16 March 2023
Shenzhen Polytechnic established as UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET (UNEVOC Centre in China)
Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT) has been formally established as the UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET after signing the agreement with UNESCO headquarters in August 2022. The UNESCO Chair on Digitalization in TVET will initiate south-south cooperation, multi-partner cooperation and conduct six sub-programmes.
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10 March 2023
Three UNEVOC Centres develop guidelines for inclusive vocational excellence as part of the GIVE Project
The guidelines outline practices to make VET more inclusive, from didactics to management and governance. UNEVOC Centres from Italy, Malta and Finland (COMETA, MCAST and Omnia respectively) contributed to the development of the guidelines. Access them in English, Spanish and Italian.
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5 February 2023
Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education undertakes VET curricula reform (UNEVOC Centre in Croatia)
The project, co-financed by the European Social Fund, entered the final stage, introducing over 100 occupational standards, 145 qualification standards and 140 new curricula in VET, supporting teacher professional development and updating teaching materials.
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27 January 2023
National Skill Development Corporation and KPMG International launch a new mentorship programme (UNEVOC Centre in India)
Under the scope of the Global Skills Academy, KPMG, a member of UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition, has launched a new mentorship initiative with the National Skill Development Corporation International, a UNEVOC Centre in India, to support young graduates entering the labour market.
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16 January 2023
JET Education Services organizes webinar on competencies for a changing world (UNEVOC Centre in South Africa)
The webinar focused on understanding the state of South African policy and practices surrounding the implementation of skills for a changing world. The report was based on a scoping study on the breadth of skills and teacher development commissioned by Save the Children South Africa.
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New publications and resources

23 March 2023
Atlas of emerging trends in TVET (updated)
The BILT Atlas has recently been updated with a new section on Europe. This section looks at the latest data and trends emerging from the region and highlights how TVET systems are responding to major shifts in the world of work.
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27 February 2023
UNESCO-UNEVOC relaunches TVETipedia
The new and improved TVETipedia contains more than 1,000 terms but also information on TVET actors, qualification frameworks, policies and strategies.
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Learner-centred teaching in technical and vocational education and training

Perspectives and reviews of six Asia-Pacific countries
A learner-centred approach to teaching in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET ) is based on learner engagement, autonomy and outcome-based activities to support professional development. This report analyses the status of learner-ce ...

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#HerEducationOurFuture: innovation and technology for gender equality

The latest facts on gender equality in education
This fact sheet was prepared to mark International Women’s Day 2023 and highlight how gender-transformative education can boost innovation and technology.

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Global review of training funds

Spotlight on levy-schemes in 75 countries
The adoption in 2015 by the international community of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development generated a renewed emphasis on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as a key component to succeed today’s education challenges. ...

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Upcoming events

31 March 2023
BILT spotlight on Africa - Making TVET governance fit for the future
The BILT spotlight series highlights successful approaches at the institutional level in a specific geographical region. The first webinar of the series is presented by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Ghana.
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