04.05.2012 - Education Sector

Now online: International TVET Congress documents (Shanghai, 13-16 May 2012)

The official TVET Congress documents are now online. The General Information document contains lots of useful details about visas and entrance formalities, airport transfers to the Congress venue, the Shanghai International Convention Centre and local facilities.

Also available are the Provisional Agenda and the Provisional Rules of Procedure, together with the Main Working Document, "Transforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Building skills for work and life" which will inform the Congress discussions. 

The Main Working Document is based on the preliminary findings of an ongoing UNESCO study on current trends and issues in TVET. This study examines evidence of TVET policies and programmes from a range of countries in all world regions. It takes stock of the current situation and asks what policy measures might be taken, in times of economic uncertainty, to facilitate TVET learning and skills progression by more young people, women and men. It promotes the use of more integrated and development sensitive approaches that consider country specific challenges.  

The study also argues for increased attention to the interactions between policies on TVET, labour market, education and the environment, and other related policies, that can collectively support equitable and sustainable development. It concludes that new forms of partnership and policy dialogue are needed at all levels to simultaneously transform and expand TVET learning.  

The Main Working Document is available in six languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

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