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Transforming education for the future

Education is a basic human right and a global public good with the power to transform individual lives, communities and the planet for the better over generations. UNESCO’s Education Sector provides global and regional leadership to ensure every ch ...

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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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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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Biennial Report 2020-2021

Adapting to the new normal
This report gives an overview of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre's activities during the biennium 2020 - 2021. It highlights how UNESCO-UNEVOC has supported Member States in their efforts to strengthen and upgrade TVET systems and promoted opp ...

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Global education monitoring report 2021/2: Non-state actors in education: who chooses? who loses?

Non-state actors’ role extends beyond provision of schooling to interventions at various education levels and influence spheres. Alongside its review of progress towards SDG 4, including emerging evidence on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, the 20 ...

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Final evaluation of UNESCO’s technical and vocational education and training strategy, 2016 - 2021

This evaluation reviewed the implementation of the TVET Strategy 2016-2021 that guided UNESCO’s work in technical and vocational education and training. Based on desk research and consultations with more than 60 peoples, the evaluation concluded th ...

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Reimagining our futures together: A new social contract for education

Our humanity and planet Earth are under threat. The pandemic has only served to prove our fragility and our interconnectedness. Now urgent action, taken together, is needed to change course and reimagine our futures. This report by the International ...

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When schools shut: Gendered impacts of COVID-19 school closures

This UNESCO global study exposes failure to factor in gender in COVID-19 education responses and widening gaps in access to quality education following school closures. Citing some 90 countries, the study shows that despite governments' and partn ...

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Technical and vocational education and training for disadvantaged youth

Due to its close links to the labour market, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) can play an important role to improve job opportunities and livelihoods for young people, and in particular for disadvantaged youth. However, this pot ...

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Understanding the impact of artificial intelligence on skills development

Artificial intelligence has produced new teaching and learning solutions that are now undergoing testing in different contexts. In addition to its impact on the education sector, AI is substantially altering labour markets, industrial services, agric ...

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Skills development and climate change action plans

Enhancing TVET's contribution
Climate change is an ongoing process that, at the current pace of such activities, cannot be avoided. Tools have been proposed to deal with climate change focus on adaptation and mitigation. Strengthening national and international awareness of and c ...

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Entrepreneurial learning for TVET institutions

A practical guide
This guide is also available in an [https://unevoc.unesco.org/elg interactive online version]. You can view an introductory video on the practical guide [https://youtu.be/tuY58QuidMg here]. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in ...

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Innovating technical and vocational education and training

A framework for institutions
Global developments including the transition to greener economies, the application of digital technologies in the world of work, and the COVID-19 pandemic, amongst others, are changing the way we live and work. These developments are driving technica ...

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Virtual conference on New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET

Virtual conference report
To remain relevant for the world of work, modern TVET systems need to adapt to new technologies and structural changes in the labour market and society. A main challenge of TVET is to create modern career paths which attract and integrate youth. With ...

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Promoting quality in TVET using technology

A practical guide
Technology has altered many aspects of life, including education and training. As a result of technological developments, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has become more accessible to students, and the quality of education and ...

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Trends mapping - Future of TVET teaching

The following report presents the results of the trends mapping study on the future of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teaching, conducted by UNESCO-UNEVOC. The study aimed to engage the international TVET community to: (i) imp ...

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Understanding the return on investment from TVET. A practical guide

Strengthening technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is an important strategy to contribute to equitable, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies. Indeed, one of the Sustainable Development Goals focuses on ensuring ‘inclu ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Artificial Intelligence in education and training

11 to 15 November 2019
A considerable amount of attention has been placed on Artificial Intelligence, its impact on innovations in various sectors, and its implications for the transformation of the workforce and the labour market. Many of the professions that will most li ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference: Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through TVET

29 October to 7 November 2018
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) can play a valuable role in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage (ICH). At the same time, ICH can be an incredibly rich resource for TVET programmes. Yet, the interface between ICH and TV ...

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