Virtual Conference: UNESCO’s future TVET strategy
In the next edition of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s virtual conferences, we will discuss UNESCO’s future Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) strategy (2016-2021). The conference will take place from 28 September to 3 October 2015 on the UNESCO-UNEVOC e-Forum.
UNESCO’s education sector, including technical and vocational education and training (TVET), currently finds itself at a crossroads. The attainment of the Education for All (EFA) goals by 2015, concurring with the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda at the United Nations Summit in September 2015, highlights the need to reconsider the role of the education sector in a more globalised world, accentuated by interlinkages between social, economic and environmental issues. The present situation affords an opportunity to reassert the importance of themes such as the right to education, equity in education, inclusive education, quality education and lifelong learning.
In this context, the development of UNESCO’s TVET Strategy for the period 2016-2021 comes at a timely and opportune moment. While the TVET strategy for the period 2010-2015 focused on the three core areas of providing policy advice and capacity building, facilitating conceptual clarification and improving TVET monitoring, and contributing to information exchange and the global TVET debate, the new strategy will no doubt be influenced and reflect the current social, economic and environmental landscape.
This Virtual Conference aims to act as a forum to collect insights from TVET experts which can act as input as UNESCO prepares its new TVET Strategy.