Issue 3/2012 | UNEVOC.BULLETIN@UNESCO.ORG
Bulletin No. 22
1 Editorial
2 News
3 UNEVOC Network
4 Resources
5 UNEVOC e-Forum
6 Visitors to UNEVOC
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1 Editorial



From 14 to 16 November 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC organized an International Forum on the role of the UNEVOC Network in transforming TVET for a sustainable future. This international forum provided the unique opportunity to exchange experiences and foster partnerships between members of the UNEVOC Network and beyond. This special forum was also organized to commemorate UNEVOC’s 10 year anniversary and emphasized the importance of strengthening the UNEVOC Network and facilitate regional cooperation for the improvement of TVET. We are grateful for the active contributions of all participants and look forward to working closely with all UNEVOC Network members in transforming TVET globally.
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2 News


The role of the UNEVOC Network in transforming TVET for a sustainable future
From 14 to 16 November 2012, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre organized an International Forum on ‘the role of the UNEVOC Network in transforming TVET for a sustainable future’ in Bonn, Germany.
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TVET as the key to sustainable development
On Day 1 of the International Forum on the role of the UNEVOC Network in transforming TVET for a sustainable future, over 100 delegates from over 50 countries gathered to share their knowledge and commitment to TVET development worldwide.
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UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrates UN Day in Bonn
On 20 October 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC joined the United Nations Day celebration on the Market Square in Bonn, Germany.
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Launch of 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report on Youth and Skills
Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, and his team attended the launch organized by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn, Germany
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Regional TVET-Conference in Viet Nam: TVET Quality Breakthrough
On 10 and 11 October 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, attended the Regional TVET-Conference held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, to discuss how to upgrade the quality of TVET in Southeast Asian countries.
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Greening TVET for sustainable development: UNEVOC virtual conference
The moderator-driven discussion took place from 22 October to 2 November 2012 on the UNEVOC e-Forum. The topic of the discussion was ‘Greening TVET for sustainable development’.
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3 UNEVOC Network


UNEVOC participates in workshop on TVET for Hospitality and Tourism
From 20 to 21 November 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Workshop on Technical and Vocational Education and Training- “TVET for the Hospitality and Tourism Sector” in Vienna, Austria.
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Meeting of Coordinators of UNEVOC Network Cluster Centres
The meeting provided an excellent opportunity for the International Centre and the Network members to discuss the potential and strengths of the global Network.
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University of Technology in Jamaica launches UNEVOC Centre for research and sustainable development
The UNEVOC Centre will focus primarily on research and activities aimed at strengthening technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Jamaica.
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4 Resources


Transforming TVET - from idea to action. One decade of UNESCO-UNEVOC
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its establishment in Bonn in 2002, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre published a brochure retracing its activities over the last decade, in order to reflect on past achievements, present ongoing projects and look towards the future. The brochure provides information on UNEVOC's aims, actions and themes.
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Synthesis report on TVET teacher education
From 25 June to 6 July 2012, a moderator-driven discussion was held on the topic of TVET teacher education on the UNEVOC e-Forum which aimed to discuss the challenges and opportunities in this field, gather good practices and learn from experiences from the international TVET community. The conference attracted over 150 participants from more than 50 countries.
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Meeting report: Consultation Meeting of UNEVOC Cluster Coordinators
The aim of the meeting was to discuss the role of Cluster Coordinating UNEVOC Centres in order to enable the better coordination of the global UNEVOC Network. This important meeting brought together 30 UNEVOC Centres, providing the opportunity to discuss better modalities to organize activities at the sub-regional level, mechanisms to facilitate updates of information on Centres, and ways to contribute to a more efficient information flow regarding the activities of the Centres.
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5 UNEVOC e-Forum

General developments

Current membership: 2568

Messages: In the period September-December 2012, 427 messages have been distributed via the e-Forum.

Recent discussions (September-December 2012)

For those who are not a member of the e-Forum: You can access the messages via http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/forum. Note that you need to log in to be able to read messages. If you do not yet have a UNEVOC account or do not wish to create one, please use the following login information to access the e-Forum archives in read-only mode: User "Bulletin", password "read".


How many students should be in a group for a practical workshop?
A discussion on the number of the students in a group for the most effective workshop. The participants of the discussion agree that the number depends on the activity and resources available, although the common view is that the number of students in a practical workshop should not exceed 20.
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Image promoting projects in TVET
An informative discussion on how to raise the image of TVET and blue-collar jobs in the eyes of the society. A few practical ideas and pieces of advice have been pushed forward. The issues of the difference of TVET development level and its perception by society in different countries have also been discussed.
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Anticipation of skills needs to Professional Profile labour market
This exchange discusses the skills that are becoming more important in the context of the emerging labour market. Experts from different countries share the approaches that are adopted in their respective labour markets, such as the focus on employability skills.
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6 Visitors to UNEVOC


Students from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 6 December 2012, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed students from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU) to the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany.
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Delegates from Peru visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 4 December 2012, the team of UNESCO-UNEOVC welcomed fifteen delegates from Peru specialized in the field of vocational education in the water sector to the Centre’s premises in Bonn, Germany.
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Indian delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 27 November 2012, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed four representatives from the Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI, Kolkata, India) to the Centre’s premises in Bonn, Germany.
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Representatives of EUROPEN visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 21 November 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar welcomed representatives from the PEN International Worldwide Practice Enterprises Network (EUROPEN) to the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany.
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Representatives from JET Education Services visit UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre
On 9 October 2012, the UNESCO-UNEVOC team welcomed two representatives from the JET Education Services, a non-governmental organization from South Africa, to the UNEVOC premises.
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