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Improving the image of TVET Virtual Conference 16 to 24 July 2018
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Virtual conference on Improving the image of TVET: making TVET more attractive to young people

Please sign up here to join the virtual conference

Despite the benefits of TVET on personal, professional and national development, it remains a relatively unattractive option to young people compared to, for example, academic education. Education systems in many developing countries, in particular, have TVET often placed as a second choice or "second rate" education.

World Youth Skills Day is an official UN Day (starting from 2015) and raises awareness about the importance of youth skills development. As part of its celebrations to mark the day, UNESCO-UNEVOC is organizing a virtual conference to discuss measures to improve the image of TVET and make it more attractive to young people.

Learning objectives

At the end of this virtual conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the factors influencing the image of TVET, and the impact this image has on individuals/business/society
  • Appreciate some of the factors and challenges impacting the decision of young people when choosing their career/education path
  • Identify suitable measures that can help improve the image of TVET in their context
  • Establish how to assess the impact of measures to improve the image of TVET
Structure and sequencing

The virtual conference is founded on five topics. These topics will be ‘opened’ for discussion on the following days:

  • Monday, 16 July - Topic 1: The image of TVET and its consequences
  • Tuesday, 17 July - Topic 2: Factors shaping the standing of TVET
  • Wednesday, 18 July - Topic 3: Perspective of young people, their parents and familiars
  • Thursday, 19 July - Topic 4: Policies and practices that might enhance the image of TVET
  • Monday, 23 July - Topic 5: Evaluating the impact of those policies and practices

Join the virtual conference

Please sign up here to join the virtual conference

You will need to have a UNEVOC account to sign up. You can register for a UNEVOC account here.

The virtual conference will be in English. However, French and Spanish speaking participants can use the built-in translation feature to follow discussions and to contribute in their languages.

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