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.
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.
Over the past decades, growing youth employment challenges in all countries have made the creation of more and better jobs for young people a top priority worldwide. Unless vigorous action is taken, global community may confront the legacy of a lost generation. Overcoming the youth employment crisis is fundamental to the evolution towards wealthier economies, fairer societies and stronger democracies.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reiterates the internationally-agreed target of full and productive employment and decent work for young people. Despite some progress, effectively implementing a successful approach to youth employment remains a challenge. In this context, ILO is confronted with an increasing demand from member countries for assistance.
The ILO adopted in 2012 the Resolution 'The youth employment crisis: A Call for Action' which contains principles and a set of policy measures guiding constituents in shaping national strategies and action on youth employment. The Call for Action suggests that a multi-pronged and balanced approach that takes into consideration the diversity of countries is the desired way to respond to the highest global priority of generating decent jobs for youth. This approach should foster pro-employment growth and decent job creation through economic policies; education, training and skills; labour market policies and institutions; entrepreneurship and self-employment; and respect of rights at work for young people.
As part of a larger ILO response to the requests from governments and social partners, the ILO’s Youth Employment Programme and the ITCILO are offering the course 'Decent Work for Youth – A course for policy makers and practitioners'. The course draws on ILO’s extensive experience accumulated through decades of research, capacity building and policy and technical advisory services on youth employment. This year’s edition, without neglecting the importance of appropriate action throughout the policy cycle, will focus on the challenge of successful implementation of policies that support the creation of more and better jobs for young women and men.
The overall objective of the course is to develop the capacity of ILO constituents and other policy makers and practitioners to tackle the multi-faceted youth employment challenge through sound youth employment policies and programmes adapted to national circumstances.