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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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Entrepreneurial learning for TVET institutions

A practical guide
This guide is also available in an interactive online version at https://unevoc.unesco.org/elg Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions need to ensure not only job-specific skills that align with labour market demands, b ...

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Preparing learners for real-world problems

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
One of the main goals at Nigeria’s Yaba College of Technology (YCT) is to utilize its role as a TVET institution to meet the needs of the community and to help solve some of the most pressing issues at the regional and national level. These include ...

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Developing successful entrepreneurs

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
Hundreds of students, administrators, instructors, guests and local workers pass through the TESDA Women's Centre (TWC) every day, often stopping at Café Juana. This café would be an unremarkable part of any other school campus, but at TWC, it repr ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Skills for a resilient youth

6 to 14 July 2020
Every year on 15 July, the global community celebrates World Youth Skills Day. World Youth Skills Day 2020 took place in a challenging context. Prior to the pandemic, young people aged 15-24 were two to three times more likely than adults to be u ...

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Youth Start Entrepreneurial Challenges

Submitted by IFTE, Austria
This programme responds to an increasing need for modern methods to teach entrepreneurship to TVET students. It offers entrepreneurial challenges in different fields, which can be combined in multiple ways and implemented at all levels of TVET. Thank ...

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Entrepreneurial learning in TVET

Discussion paper
Globalization and technological progress have led to the world changing at an unprecedented pace, affecting the way we live, work and learn. As young people seek to acquire new skills to navigate their way towards successful futures, transformative e ...

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Reviewing Work-Based Learning Programmes for Young People in the Arab Region

A Comparative and Longitudinal Analysis
This report is based on eight country case studies and seeks to inform policymakers and practitioners in the Arab States, including private sector and civil society about how to design and manage effective work-based learning programmes targeting you ...

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Entrepreneurial culture: Ikasenpresa

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
TKNIKA is a centre established by the Basque Deputy Ministry of Vocational Education and Training to promote innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in vocational education and training (VET) centres across the region. As part of its mandate, T ...

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Developing innovative solutions to community problems

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
Access to technical and higher education along with skills development programmes have become important tools to tackle poverty in Brazil. By recognizing that innovation takes place at the forefront of learning, PICG Innovation Hub enables its studen ...

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Guide on Measuring Decent Jobs for Youth: Monitoring, evaluation and learning in labour market programmes

Note 1: Diagnosing, planning and designing youth employment interventions
This note guides readers through the processes and tools required to diagnose the state of labour markets and design an intervention focused on youth employment needs.

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual conference: Entrepreneurial learning in TVET

26 November to 7 December 2018
In response to the changing world of work, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems are increasingly recognizing the importance of broad-based entrepreneurial skills and mindsets to support employability and innovation. This ...

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Pathways of progression

Linking technical and vocational education and training with post-secondary education
Until recently, few graduates of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) aspired to further learning, particularly higher education. But higher-level qualifications are now a common expectation among young people, reflecting increased ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference: Improving the image of TVET

16 to 24 July 2018
Organized on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day 2018, the virtual conference focused on improving the image of TVET and initiated, guided and synthesised a range of perspectives, evidence and advice about the factors influencing the image of TVET ...

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Providing demand-driven skills training to disadvantaged youth

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
As Viet Nam’s economy has modernized, demand has increased for skilled labour. This has resulted in diminished prospects for youth in finding formal employment. REACH is a local non-governmental organization that trains young people, particularly t ...

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Investing in youth through integrated skills training

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
Mozambique has long struggled to cope with youth unemployment. To address this issue, Young Africa (YA) launched a TVET programme for disadvantaged youth. Under the Young Africa franchise training system, local entrepreneurs practice their profession ...

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Self-sufficient schools: turning learning into earning and saving

UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practice
In Latin America, secondary school drop-out rates are high, partly because many youth feel that the type of education they receive at school does not offer any guarantee of future employment. Recognizing the need for practical training that gives you ...

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