UNESCO-UNEVOC News

7 April 2017
Skills in Action Photo Competititon 2017 - Call for participation
As part of its activities on the forthcoming World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) 2017 on the 15th of July, UNESCO-UNEVOC invites you to participate in the Skills in Action photo competition. We are inviting amateur or professional photographers to contribute and use their skills in capturing pictures that not only show but tell inspiring stories regarding “Youth and Skills” as an entry to our Skills-in-Action Photo Competition. (more)
4 April 2017
UNESCO-UNEVOC highlights the need to bridge skill gaps at the PAGE Ministerial Conference
On the 27th & 28th March, the PAGE Ministerial Conference was hosted in Berlin, with Ministers and other government officials participating from over 30 countries. This year's theme was “Inclusive and Sustainable Economies: Powering the SDGs”. UNESCO-UNEVOC highlighted the role of education and training to supply requisite skills in shaping green economy at this conference. (more)
24 March 2017
ICTs and blended learning in transforming TVET
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), UNESCO Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development, and the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre have launched a joint publication called Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET. It highlights the work of leading experts and case studies from around the world, and the need of a concerted action regarding changes in policy. (more)
17 March 2017
Supporting entrepreneurship through self-sufficient schools
The UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practices database presents inspiring initiative tackling key-themes in TVET. Fundación Paraguaya not only educates rural and low-income youth, but transforms them into entrepreneurs who can potentially lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Find out more about this innovative practice. (more)
16 March 2017
Mobile learning and TVET for greater inclusion
In view of the Mobile Learning Week 2017 co-organized by UNESCO and UNHCR around the theme of ‘Education in emergencies and crises’, we ask one of UNESCO’s experts about the implications of the increasing popularity of mobile learning for TVET and how this can advance the agenda of promoting youth, literacy and skills using mobile technology. (more)
9 March 2017
Join us and celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2017
To raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development, UNESCO-UNEVOC will join the world in celebrating United Nations World Youth Skills Day on 15 July 2017.
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8 March 2017
UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrating International Women’s Day 2017
As part of its activities celebrating the International Women’s Day 2017, UNESCO-UNEVOC endeavors to draw the attention of global TVET stakeholders towards this year’s theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. Particularly in TVET, UNESCO-UNEVOC together with its global network of more than 250 centres across 167 countries, strives to mainstream gender equality in education, skills acquisition, and a dynamic labour market. (more)
1 March 2017
International Women's Day 2017: Women in a changing world of work
UNESCO-UNEVOC will join the world on 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” brings to fore the need to promote an equality of access and opportunities in education and skills acquisition that enables a greater female participation in a dynamic labour market. (more)
1 March 2017
Key stakeholders discuss quality assurance practices in South Asian qualification frameworks
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, in collaboration with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission Sri Lanka, organized a workshop titled ‘TVET Systems for Sustainable Development: Innovations & Best Practices in Quality Assurance of TVET in South Asia’ in Colombo from the 20-22 February 2017. (more)
10 February 2017
New Promising Practices online
The Promising Practices Database presents initiatives from around the world that help contribute in a meaningful way to improving TVET in their context, whether it be local, national or regional. Four new Promising Practices have been added to the ever-growing database and can now be accessed online. (more)

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