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March 2017
14 to 16 March 2017
SFIVET: 5th Congress on Research in VET: Unleashing the creative potential of VET The congress captures the essence of innovation across disciplines in relation to VET. It is about finding new and unexpected solutions for current challenges, questioning conventions, taking controlled risks and crossing boundaries. Renewal and change require creative minds that contribute at all levels at the workplace to better life conditions and economic success.
Bern/Zollikofen, Switzerland (more)
May 2017
10 to 12 May 2017
Third International Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Caribbean Theme: "TVET for Sustainable Regional Development”.
The objective of the conference is to create an advocacy platform for integrating sustainable principles in regional TVET policies, practices and programmes.
Montego Bay, Jamaica (more)
11 to 12 May 2017
International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch This conference aims to deepen understanding of the labour market effects of various types of skill mismatch and how they can be best measured in different country contexts. It will include ILO research and also present the work of other partner international organizations.
Geneva, Switzerland (more)
June 2017
19 to 20 June 2017
International VET Conference 2017 The conference theme is “Sustaining Quality in VET” and will focus on four main streams: Delivering Industry Relevant Training, Leading Assessment Practices, Managing Quality and Compliance, Measuring Training Results. Come away with an outlook of what the future holds for VET professionals in Australia and the region, and be prepared to address new challenges.
Sidney, Australia (more)
July 2017
5 to 7 July 2017
26th National VET Research Conference 'No Frills' ‘No Frills’ is a well-known annual national conference where researchers and practitioners in the VET sector come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector.
Hobart, Tasmania (more)
15 July 2017
World Youth Skills Day In 2014, the United Nations declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. The day seeks to generate greater awareness of the importance of technical and vocational education and training and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. It is hoped that it will contribute to reducing unemployment and underemployment among the youth across the globe. It aims to highlight youth skills development to draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills.
United Nations (more)
September 2017
13 to 14 September 2017
World TVET Conference 2017 World TVET 2017 will provide a unique environment for numerous stakeholders to network and learn about TVET developments around the world.
Queenstown, New Zealand (more)
June 2018
6 to 8 June 2018
3rd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training from 6 - 8 June 2018 In 2014, the Confederation has launched the first international congress devoted exclusively to vocational education and training. The main focus was on image building, bilateral exchanges between the private sector and policymakers and the presentation of «good practice» in host companies and vocational education and training schools.
This Congress enables technical discussion between key national and international vocational education and training actors, with the aim being to create better general conditions for the development of international cooperation in the area of dual-track vocational education and training.
Winterthur, Switzerland (more)

Past Events

February 2017
9 to 10 February 2017
Global Learning Conference on Mobile Computing Participants from around the region will convene and exchange views on how we can leverage on mobile technology to empower learning, enhancing economic growth, social development and prosperity.
Chennai, India (more)
December 2016
5 to 9 December 2016
European Vocational Skills Week This first European Vocational Skills Week aims to improve the attractiveness and image of vocational education and training by showcasing excellence and quality. A series of events/activities will take place in Brussels and across Europe to mark the week.
Brussels, Belgium (more)
November 2016
21 November to 2 December 2016
e-Discussion: Unlocking the potential of TVET and skills systems: What does reform look like? Moderators: Paul Comyn & Akiko Sakamoto
This E-Discussion will allow experts, practitioners and representatives from a range of institutions and enterprises in different parts ofjavascript:js_edit('sp') the world to come together virtually to raise questions, share experiences, and address challenges facing TVET and skills systems reform.
online (more)
1 to 2 November 2016
5th World Congress on Technical Vocational Education and Training (WoCTVET) 2016 The world congress aims to serve as a platform for discussion, dissemination and sharing of contemporary research and scientific knowledge and information in the field of teacher education for TVET. All accepted papers will be published in proceedings indexed by SCOPUS/ISI.
Johor, Malaysia (more)
October 2016
17 to 28 October 2016
UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme addresses three key elements – “vision for change”, “knowledge for change”, and “skills for change” – in 8 modules over the course of 10 days. The Programme brings together TVET experts and participants in a highly engaging environment, including practical exercises, intense group work, and the sharing of experiences and case studies. International experts lead the modules and special lectures, explaining the latest developments in policy and practice, and present the latest knowledge in their respective fields.
Bonn, Germany (more)
19 to 21 October 2016
Competence 2016 International conference on competence theory, research and practice. Competence-based education, training and development, competence management and core-competence strategy are common place. The conference examines this as well as alternative approaches.
Wageningen, Netherlands (more)
3 to 4 October 2016
International TVET Conference-2016 (Pakistan) NAVTTC has invited eminent speakers from around the world for this momentous occasion. This conference will create an opportunity to offer a platform to promote exchange of best practices, experiences and knowledge within international and regional context for developing a better TVET system in Pakistan.
Islamabad, Pakistan (more)
August 2016
23 to 25 August 2016
2016 IVETA World TVET conference Fiji Quality, Innovation and Skill mobilization in Technical Vocational Education and Training - an international process.
Suva, Fiji (more)
June 2016
20 to 23 June 2016
2nd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training This Congress enables technical discussion between key national and international vocational education and training actors, with the aim being to create better general conditions for the development of international cooperation in the area of dual-track vocational education and training.
Winterthur, Switzerland (more)
6 to 22 June 2016
The Global Skills for Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform would like to draw on your experiences in advocating for decent work in rural areas and invite you to participate in our global dialogue. (more)
1 to 2 June 2016
International Conference on Ensuring Greater Impact of TVET for Sustainable Development From 01 to 02 June, 2016, the International Conference on TVET for Sustainable Development will take place in Brunei Darussalam. The conference, organized by the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) and SEAMEO VOCTECH, will discuss TVET developments in the Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darusslam (more)
May 2016
24 May to 26 April 2016
eLearning Africa (eLA16): 11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training eLearning Africa is the key networking event for ICT enhanced education and training in Africa. Bringing together high-level policy makers, decision makers and practitioners from education, business and government, eLearning Africa 2016 will take place from 24 - 26 May in Cairo, Egypt. Serving as a pan-African platform, the eLearning Africa conference is a must for those who want to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities. eLearning Africa takes place in a different African country each year, and the conference languages are English, French and Arabic. eLearning Africa attracts over 1,500 education professionals, investors and providers of education and training, with 86% coming from Africa.
Cairo, Egypt (more)
March 2016
7 to 11 March 2016
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2016 - Innovating for Quality MLW 2016 will shed light on the ways mobile technology can be leveraged — in different contexts and for different groups — to foster innovation in the education sector and assure high-quality learning opportunities for all people in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda.
Paris (more)
December 2015
16 to 18 December 2015
1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning The 1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning will bring together policy-makers, development partners, as well as representatives from education and training institutions, NGOs and business associations to identify opportunities for scaling-up green economy learning.
Paris, France (more)
2 to 6 December 2015
ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2015: Shaping the future of learning OEB has gained a reputation over the past two decades for its unique, cross-sector focus and truly global reach, fostering exchange between the corporate, education and public service sectors. Three days of hands-on workshops, plenaries, interactive breakout sessions, discussions, debates, labs, demos, performances, special events and networking activities, plus an extensive exhibition of international suppliers and service providers.
Berlin, Germany (more)
November 2015
30 November to 4 December 2015
Management of training institutions (ITC-ILO) This highly participative course aims at improving the management of Training Centers responding to the needs of the labour market, while maximizing internal and external efficiency.
Turin, Italy (more)
26 to 27 November 2015
Cedefop conference on the impact of globalisation on VET The conference offers an opportunity to discuss how globalisation influences the needs of employers and enterprises and eventually the overall profile of VET-systems systems especially within national jurisdiction and the outlook of learners who are lured by eLearning and international qualifications.
Thessaloniki, Greece (more)
19 to 21 November 2015
Education that pays for itself 2015 Education That Pays For Itself brings together some of the world’s leading practitioners in financially sustainable and innovative education in a unique forum for learning, networking, inspiration and action.
Delhi, India (more)
9 to 20 November 2015
Training course: Competency-Based Learning Regular course fee € 3.550,00, Registration open until 06 Nov 2015
Educational institutes increasingly recognise the importance of providing practical education and training rather than just theoretical knowledge. This means a shift from teaching to learning.
But how to utilise education as a response to the need for society development? And how to address the need for competent human capital through education? The competency-based learning (CBL) course addresses exactly these questions. Contact:
Ede, Netherlands (more)
October 2015
29 October to 18 November 2015
Online Discussion: Inclusive TVET in the Context of Lifelong Learning Subtitle: Skills for Work and Life: Empowering People with disabilities. Moderated by Mr. Edgar Pereira, TVET expert and psychologist.
online (more)
November 2015
2 to 13 November 2015
UNEVOC Virtual Conference: Greening TVET in the context of climate change policy developments Online conference moderated by Dr Nick Sofroniou, Principal Research Fellow at Institute for Employment Research of the University of Warwick and an expert in green skills development.
Online (more)
9 to 13 November 2015
Africa Forum on Green Growth Regional forum and training workshop on “Greening Industries and Green Entrepreneurship Promotion as a Driver of Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in rural Africa”.
Accra, Ghana (more)
3 to 6 November 2015
Singapore International TVET Conference 2015 Organised by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), and the five Polytechnics of Singapore, TVET 2015 is partially-sponsored by Temasek Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organisation. The Conference is specially designed for TVET policy makers, leaders, principals, researchers and educationists.
Waterfront Conference Centre, Singapore (more)
September 2015
28 September to 3 October 2015
Virtual Conference: UNESCO’s future TVET strategy Moderated discussion on UNESCO’s future TVET strategy for the years 2016-2021.
Online (more)
30 September to 2 October 2015
GESS Conference (Global Education Supplies and Solutions) The conference delivers insights from leading specialists from around the world. The topics are driven by the education community and focuses on key issues and learning requirements for the education industry worldwide.
Jakarta, Indonesia (more)
15 to 17 September 2015
UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development “Learning for Sustainable Futures – Making the Connections”
The conference’s sub-theme Decent and Sustainable Work will be co-convened by UNESCO-UNEVOC and the Centre for International Education Research, University of Nottingham. It will be concerned with matters of theory, policy, practice and evaluation and will include policymakers, practitioners and researchers.

Oxford, United Kingdom (more)
August 2015
23 to 28 August 2015
2nd KATTI regional conference Theme: “TVET and Industry: Advancing Society through Science, Technology &
Innovations”, SUB THEMES: 1. Mismatch between skills, training and industry needs, 2. Apprenticeship in TVET, 3. CBET: Way forward in TVET, 4. Role of industry in curriculum development,
5. Translating Science Technology & Innovation in providing practical solutions in society,
6. Emerging trends in Education and Training, 7. Crosscutting Themes
Mombasa, Kenya (more)
25 to 27 August 2015
World TVET Conference 2015 On the theme of “Quantum Leap: Transformation and Globalisation of Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) - Living Skills in the 21st Century”, the conference invites delegates representing decision makers and practitioners from the public sector, learning institutes, and skills centres. It will explore the themes of building a competitive workforce, promoting lifelong learning: reskilling and upskilling, developing entrepreneurship in TVET, utilizing e-learning, and more.
Kuching, Malaysia (more)
11 to 16 August 2015
WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 Held every two years, the WorldSkills Competition is the world's largest professional education event. Competitors from over 60 countries and regions simulate challenges of professions that must be met within international standards of quality.
São Paulo, Brazil (more)
5 to 8 August 2015
NVA 23rd Annual International Conference at YCT Nigeria The Nigeria Vocational Association (NVA) is hosting her 23rd Annual International Conference for the first time in a Polytechnic from August 5-8, 2015 at the Multipurpose Hall, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos Nigeria This year's theme is Partnership in TVET for National Development.
Sub-themes include: TVET private sector partnership for national development, TVET workplace partnership, TVET, science and technology for national development, Creating and maintaining partnerships for entrepreneurship etc.
More information:
Lagos, Nigeria (more)

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