Skills on the move: global trends, local resonances

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The international conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) 'Skills on the move: global trends, local resonances' will take stock of progress made five years after the Third International Congress on TVET in 2012, which resulted in the Shanghai Consensus.

The Conference is designed to take stock of progress as well as bottlenecks since Shanghai and identify promising policies and practices to enhance TVET contribution to Sustainable Development Goal 4 and more broadly to sustainable development.

The Conference will focus on a number of areas linked to global trends and UNESCO’s Strategy for TVET, including:
• Youth employment and entrepreneurship;
• The role of skills in combatting inequity and gender inequality;
• Skills-needs in increasingly digitized and green economies and societies;
• Anticipation of skills demands and addressing mismatch between supply and demand;
• Learner and worker mobility and the role of skills and qualifications recognition;
• Monitoring and evaluating the impact of TVET strategies and programmes.


Type of Event Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Start 04.07.2017 07:30 local time
End 06.07.2017 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Chakroun, Borhene
Organizer UNESCO
Country China
City Tangshan
Venue Tangshan Southlake Convention and Exhibition Center in Tangshan, Hebei Province, China
Street Intersection of Xueyuan Road and Yiwen Road
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Chinese
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website Conference website
Link 1 UNESCO website for TVET
Link 2 UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre
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