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Issue #7 - September 2021

Dear readers,

The shift to distance learning has highlighted a persistent digital divide in terms of infrastructure, connectivity and the ability to engage with technology. Many TVET institutions have struggled to build the relevant capacities of staff while adjusting to the new realities of the pandemic. As the TVET sector faces a digital future that has arrived much sooner than expected, institutions will have to adapt to the changing paradigms of teaching and learning.

At the same time, the COVID-19 crisis has become a catalyst to advance innovative learning solutions and capitalize on the development of education technology. During the last quarter, UNESCO-UNEVOC implemented several activities to support TVET staff in responding to this digital transformation, including the 2021 TVET Leadership Programme and webinars matching private sector trainings to the needs of UNEVOC Centres.

For the post-pandemic recovery phase, it is essential to restore the role of teachers and trainers as key actors in rebuilding more adaptive education systems that are resilient against future shocks. “Teachers at the heart of education recovery” is the theme for the 2021 World Teachers’ Day, which will focus on the effect that the pandemic has had on education and teachers as well as the support teachers need to contribute to the recovery process.

Best wishes from the UNESCO-UNEVOC team

Latest news

27 September 2021
Workshops with UNEVOC Network to discuss new Strategy for TVET 2022-2029
On 30 September and 01 October, UNESCO will hold two online workshops under the theme “Transforming TVET for successful and just transitions”. The event will bring together members of the global UNEVOC Network to present significant elements and proposed interventions for the new UNESCO Strategy for TVET 2022-2029.
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24 September 2021
Teachers at the heart of education recovery
One and a half years into the COVID-19 crisis, the 2021 World Teachers’ Day will focus on the support teachers need to fully contribute to the recovery process.
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17 September 2021
Matching private sector trainings to the needs of the UNEVOC Network
UNESCO-UNEVOC is collaborating with private companies and development partners to provide trainings for UNEVOC Centres. The ‘matching webinars’ that foster dialogue between companies and TVET institutions are opening up new possibilities for both.
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7 September 2021
Launch of the 2021 UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme
The 2021 edition of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s TVET Leadership Programme brings together TVET professionals from around the world and supports them to become effective agents of change in their institutions and beyond.
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29 June 2021
Sustainable development and greening TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC and UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) organized a webinar for TVET managers in francophone Africa on sustainable development and greening TVET.
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Updates from the UNEVOC Network

8 September 2021
Online conference on “Digitalization and TVET”
The GIZ TVET Academy / UNEVOC Centre Magdeburg,Germany, jointly organized this virtual event with international partners. The conference addressed the effects of the digitization of work processes on TVET and discussed implications for the competence development of TVET professionals.
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6 September 2021
Competency-based approach reference framework
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has published a “Reference framework for implementing an approach to support competency-based education and training”. This document explains the universal principles of CBET, while reflecting Canada’s diversity and the differences between its provincial and territorial education systems.


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26 August 2021
Educational innovation for the society of the future
Duoc UC, a UNEVOC Centre in Chile, together with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, hosted an international seminar to identify opportunities and strengthen collaborative and innovative work between TVET institutions, universities, companies, civil society organizations and the government. Access the recording in Spanish.
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Upcoming events

14 October 2021
2021 East and Southeast Asia UNEVOC Network Consolidation Workshop
The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) is coordinating two workshops for UNEVOC Centres in the region to enhance network cooperation and discuss TVET policies, systems, practices and leadership.
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