2021 East and Southeast Asia UNEVOC Network Consolidation Workshop in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Promoting policy dialogue and sharing best practices in TVET and Skills Development in Member States is a key aspect of the UNESCO’s global TVET strategy. On September 9, 2021, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) hosted the first workshop on TVET development. KRIVET collaborated with the UNESCO International Centre for TVET (UNEVOC) in Bonn, Germany to host the regional knowledge sharing consultation. UNESCO Beijing was invited to participate at the consultation. The second workshop was organized on October 14, with its focus on the transformation of TVET and case studies. The aim of the two workshops was to further enhance the strategic cooperation with the TVET Institutions that are Members of the UNEVOC network in the East and South-East Asia region. The two separate webinars focused the discussions around TVET policies, quality and relevance of TVET, green skills demand, Greening TVET, alignment with SDGs, TVET standards, quality of TVET Teachers, Financing of TVET, reform of TVET to align with needs of labour market, ICT mainstreaming in TVET, good practices and TVET leadership. The participants at these two workshops presented status of TVET in their countries and discussed new thematic areas such as adjusting to the new normal of TVET institutions and adapting to the impact of COVID-19 and discussed alternative strategies such as on-line learning and distance learning: iInnovation, access, equity, inclusion issues in TVET and improving the image of TVET and aligned with the SDG4, SDG8, SDG 9 targets related to TVET and Education 2030 Agenda.