Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Further Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Forming hubs for TVET Innovation | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
UNESCO-UNEVOC, in partnership with selected UNEVOC Centres, has launched a series of workshops aimed at testing and co-developing the Skills for Innovation Hubs (i-hubs) Project “Innovation Framework”.
The i-hubs Innovation Framework, as presently conceptualized, is used as a comprehensive collection of consultative processes, mapping tools and indicators, which aims to collect and register evidence of the current state of innovation in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions. At this stage of co-development (July-October 2019), the framework is actively drawing peer reviews and ideas for progression. Moreover, the framework is helping to measure the innovation achievements made by TVET institutions prior to becoming i-hub partners, and monitoring their progress in implementing their innovation action plans. The initial concept for the project was presented to a panel of experts at a meeting in Bonn, Germany in November 2018.
The Innovation Toolbox makes use of several components to register and assess evidence of innovation within the i-hubs’ innovation domains, which include leadership and organizational practices, teaching and learning processes, skills and innovation ecosystem engagement, and products and services. It also captures the i-hubs’ perspectives in terms of their skills and their commitment within the innovation ecosystem to skills development and potential innovation.
In June 2019, with the support of UNESCO-UNEVOC, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) hosted the first GSA in Europe. This was followed by workshops at Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI), Kenya, the Berufskolleg an der Lindenstrasse (BKAL), Germany and the Seychelles Institute of Technology (SIT), Seychelles. The workshops benefitted from support provided by TKNIKA, MCAST, Shenzhen Polytechnic and the Seychelles Institute of Technology, UNEVOC Centres and project partners, who served as peer reviewers at the testing of the working draft of the framework.
Innovation is a substantial change in the way TVET is delivered and implemented. This has been evident in the processes, outcomes, and practices registered at each institution. The GSA workshops will continue in September and October with four i-hubs: Shenzhen Polytechnic, China; OMNIA, Finland; TKNIKA, Basque Country, Spain and TESDA Women’s Centre, Philippines. More information about the calendar of activities and peer reviewers is available here.