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World Youth Skills Day 2018 - Improving the image of TVET

15 July 2018,
New York, USA

Pervasive unemployment, underemployment and longer school- to work- transitions, are some of the most significant challenges confronting the youth around the world. These challenges are not just a result of the lack of adequate professional opportunities for the youth, but also skills imbalances, i.e. shortages, surpluses and mismatch of skills acquired with those required by the world of work.

Apart from policy responses to promote job creation for the youth, investing in the skills development for employability and improved capacity of the youth for life-long learning is a critical requirement for an inclusive and equitable future!

Join UNESCO-UNEVOC on the World Youth Skills Day 2018, in its call for ‘’Improving the image of TVET’’ and build a shared understanding of its true prospects.

ITC/ILO: Management of Vocational Training Centres

9 July 2018,   to   13 July 2018
Turin, Italy

Target audience

Policymakers and technical advisors of Ministries of Employment/Labour, Ministries of Education, Members of skills councils, national TVET authorities or similar institutions; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations involved in sectoral, regional or national skills anticipation; experts and technical staff working in the field of TVET planning.


By the end of the programme, participants will have strengthened their technical knowledge as well as their analytical and managerial capacity to improve the functioning of vocational training centres. In particular participants will have:

In particular participants will have:
• strengthened their understanding of management concepts;
• reviewed management of vocational training centers from a systemic perspective;
• examined management problems related to the different aspects of operating a vocational training center;
• analysed bottlenecks and challenges at the level of their own training centres;
• identified the main elements for an adequate and enabling environment for vocational training centres.

International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships: A skilled workforce for the Future

4 July 2018,   to   5 July 2018
ILO, Geneva, Switzerland

The ILO, in collaboration with the OECD and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) convenes governments, social partners, representatives from partner international and multilateral organizations, the private sector and civil society, as well as academic experts and practitioners to:

Share and promote innovative approaches to apprenticeships responding to contemporary challenges; and, Provide opportunities to deepen collaboration among key actors of apprenticeships at global, regional and national levels.

The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme

25 June 2018,   to   6 July 2018
UN Campus, Bonn, Germany

In an era characterized by fast-paced technological change and growing competition, it is evident that the ‘world of work’ keeps changing at a fast rate. It is also evident that as economic, technological and social developments constantly evolve and diversify, so do the skill requirements in the workplace. For economies to become or stay competitive, it is essential that national TVET leaders are aware of such developments, and have the required management and leadership skills to translate their understanding into action. Worldwide, many TVET institutions are struggling to make the necessary changes to stay connected to global developments. A perceived bottleneck in effecting change in TVET institutions relates to the lack of change leaders, and a lack of capacity to develop a vision and implement change. The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme seeks to address this bottleneck by building the capacity of international TVET experts to become change agents in their institutions and countries. For transformative TVET leaders to be effective, they need to have a clear vision, a sound thematic knowledge base to support and defend their vision, and the leadership and management skills to drive change.

The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme addresses these three key elements – ‘vision for change’, ‘knowledge for change’, and ‘skills for change’ – in 9 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. A field trip will allow participants to link theory and practice.

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