UNESCO-UNEVOC News

6 June 2017
TKNIKA commences its activities as a new UNEVOC Centre in the Basque Country (Spain)
One of the newest additions to the UNEVOC Network, the Institute for the Innovation of the Vocational and Educational Training System (TKNIKA) of Basque Country, Spain organized the inauguration of the UNEVOC Centre on the 29th May 2017. TKNIKA invited Mr. Shyamal Majumdar- Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC to the event, organized in collaboration with the Deputy Ministry of Vocational Education and Training, Ministry of Education of the Basque Republic. (more)
23 May 2017
TVET at the core of Sustainable Regional Development agenda in the Caribbean
The Third International Conference on TVET was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica,from 10-12 May 2017, to provide a forum for sharing innovative practices from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders in the Caribbean Region. The discussions focused on the changes taking place in the TVET sector in the Caribbean that have led to a strengthening of TVET policy and regulatory framework in a number of countries. (more)
18 May 2017
Virtual conference on Greening TVET in Latin America
This edition of the virtual conference takes place from 05 to 11 June 2017 on the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum and focuses on Greening TVET in Latin America. Join now! (more)
17 May 2017
Greening of TVET emerges as an important agenda of UNESCO project in SADC
The expansion and improvement of equitable and gender-balanced TEVET in Malawi is a critical step to achieving SDG2030 and is at the heart of UNESCO’s support to the Government of Malawi. An ongoing project funded by the EU called Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP) serves this purpose and seeks to develop the current state of quality of TVET teachers and the introduction of Greening TVET programs in the country to achieve this aim. (more)
17 May 2017
UNEVOC Centre combats discrimination through skills development
The Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA), Costa Rica – a member of the UNEVOC Network, emerges as an example of productive engagement in combating sexual orientation discrimination. As the global community observes the IDAHOT to draw the attention of all social stakeholders to this issue, it also calls for more action oriented pursuit of assuring inclusion and dignity. (more)
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)

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