Release of TVET-strategy 2022-2029
On tuesday October 25, the UNESCO International Centre for Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC) presented in Bonn its new strategy in the field of "Technical and Vocational Education and Training". Guests included Parliamentary State Secretary Jens Brandenburg of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Deputy Director-General for Education, and Borhene Chakroun, Head of UNESCO's TVET Division.
The strategy´s aim is, to guide UNESCO in the fields of education and training until 2029. The period of its predecessor ran out 2021 after its adoption in 2015. The conference, which takes place at UN-Bonn and online, launching the current strategy will continue today, under the title "Transforming technical and vocational education and training for successful and just transitions." It is divided into the political strategy segment on the first day and a technical-operational segment on the second day of the conference. UNEVOC hopes to increase awareness of TVET among UNESCO member countries through the discussions. There will also be a working focus on the integration of intersectional areas such as greening, the promotion of minority rights and gender equality.
This year's strategy is still under the heavy impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, caused by the enormous damage it caused to the TVET sector. In particular, the consequences of the longest-ever widespread disruption of education led to an enormous loss of potential for personal education. Globally, there were marked differences in how resilient states were in countering the educational losses, which disproportionately affected youth and women.
Learn more about the conference and UNESCO´s TVET strategy here.