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Keeping you up to date with the latest developments in TVET and skill development

Pakistani UNEVOC Centre calls for a reskilling revolution

During the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Prof Dr Muhammad Mukhtar, Vice Chancellor of the National Skills University, Islamabad, urged TVET stakeholders to refine skills education policies and procedures within their countries to better align with the realities and requirements of the contemporary world.

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Facilitating female employment in Jordan

The youth unemployment rate in Jordan for the year of 2018 stands at a staggering 37.2%, which is noted to be one of the highest figures in the past 30 years and among the highest globally. Of this group, females are the worse affected, and despite having a slightly higher ratio of educated females to males, the female labour force participation rate is at only 14%. What are the main trends and how can these trends be reversed?

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Soo-Hyang Choi appointed Director of UNESCO-UNEVOC

UNESCO-UNEVOC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Soo-Hyang Choi as its new Director. Ms. Choi has more than 30 years of experience in the field of education and previously held the position of Director of the Division for Peace and Sustainable Development within UNESCO’s Education Sector.

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Entrepreneurial learning in TVET

This discussion paper on entrepreneurial learning provides insight into the different approaches to mainstreaming entrepreneurial learning and illustrates the contribution of the key pillars that make up the entrepreneurial learning ecosystem.

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UNESCO-UNEVOC launches the BILT project

The Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) project was launched on 2 December 2019 in Bonn, Germany, during the UNEVOC Global Forum on Advancing Learning and Innovation in TVET.

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Better understanding School entrepreneurship approach

On May 16th, Cometa (UNEVOC Centre in Italy) hosted a seminar with Thulani Xhali, CEO at Stenden Hotel, a company that offers a great example of School-Enterprise approach. The seminar was an opportunity to discuss the main pillars of the pedagogical and organizational model, the pros and cons and the main challenges to tackle.

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First UNESCO-UNEVOC Global OER Grant Programme

In November 2019, UNESCO Member States adopted a Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER)- a key tool for the achievement of SDG4. As a follow-up to this recommendation, UNESCO-UNEVOC launched its First Global OER Grant Programme for the development of such resources for TVET on 3 December 2019.

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Greening TVET through strategic partnerships

Greening technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is an emerging concept that has gathered momentum in the international community in recent years. TVET is directly linked to the labour market and hence plays a key role in providing knowledge and skills to facilitate the transition to greener economies and societies.

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BILT workshop on Greening TVET

On 23-24 October 2019, UNESCO-UNEVOC’s Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET(BILT) project held a thematic workshop in Malta on Greening TVET. The workshop was hosted MCAST and took stock of current challenges related to the growing demand for green skills and the impact of integrating green skills into the curriculum.

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