TVET financing and competency-based approaches

Tunis, Tunisia, November 2009

Tunis2009_Web.jpg In order to promote international collaboration, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre participated as an observer organization in two workshops organized jointly by the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and the Agence tunisienne de coopération technique (ATCT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training of the Republic of Tunisia. The workshops took place in Tunis, Tunisia, in November 2009.

The first workshop, which focused on TVET financing, was structured around two central themes: entrepreneurial management of TVET Centres and programme-based TVET policy development. The objective of the workshop was to promote the exchange of experiences and expertise in TVET between francophone countries, and to explore ways in which the financing of TVET institutions can be optimized.

The aim of the second workshop was to present a toolkit for competency-based approaches in TVET. The six-guide toolkit covers many areas, from the planning to the implementation and evaluation stages. It was developed jointly by OIF and the Quebec Ministry of Education and is based on the conceptual framework “The Engineering of Vocational and Technical Training”, which was originally published in 2004 and supported by UNESCO-UNEVOC.

UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in these events to promote collaboration with French-speaking countries. UNESCO-UNEVOC representative Alix Wurdak presented the Centre’s work in the area of knowledge sharing and collaboration in TVET and explored areas for collaboration. Each workshop was attended by around 70 representatives of Ministries in charge of TVET from over 20 francophone countries worldwide, as well as by donor agencies and TVET implementing bodies.


Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (

Agence tunisienne de coopération technique (


Toolkit for competency-based approaches ( (in French)

2004 Conceptual framework “The Engineering of Vocational and Technical Training” ( (available in English, French and Spanish)

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