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Thematic Areas: Inclusion and Youth | Digital Transformation | Private Sector Engagement | SDGs and Greening TVET
Our Key Programmes & Projects: BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | Building TVET resilience | TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: COVID-19 response | i-hubs project | TVET Global Forums | Virtual Conferences | YEM Knowledge Portal

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Our Services & Resources: Publications | TVET Forum | TVET Country Profiles | TVETipedia Glossary | Innovative and Promising Practices | Entrepreneurial Learning Guide
Events: Major TVET Events | UNEVOC Network News

Private Sector Engagement for Quality TVET

The private sector has an important role to play in promoting quality TVET both as an employer and a training provider. Aligning existing TVET programmes to industry demand is a top priority as the world of work and training prepares for the post-COVID-19 ‘new normal’. Despite being such key players in TVET reform and implementation at the country level, companies and other development partners have limited venues for interaction and knowledge exchange at a global level. They are often working towards a similar goal – improving the quality of TVET –but have not been visible partners to each other.

UNESCO-UNEVOC recognizes the importance of fostering discussion and engagement with companies (global, local, small and medium-sized enterprises) to ensure TVET is demand-driven and future-focused. To facilitate this collaboration, UNESCO-UNEVOC is working to create a global platform for partnership between private companies and the development community. This platform will provide opportunities for both parties to prepare for the future of work and TVET collectively, and to synergize respective investments at the country level.

To maximize impact, UNESCO-UNEVOC will prioritize the industries most likely to be disrupted by the processes of digitalization, automation and greening.

Who are we engaging?

How can you engage in this initiative?

Join the PSE platform

Join match-making webinars

Offer training (digital and blended)

Partner for strategic collaboration

For information on any of the above activities, contact the Private Sector Engagement team at unevoc(at)unesco.org.

News & Activities

17 September 2021
Matching private sector trainings to the needs of the UNEVOC Network
UNESCO-UNEVOC is collaborating with private companies and development partners to provide trainings for UNEVOC Centres. The ‘matching webinars’ that foster dialogue between companies and TVET institutions are opening up new possibilities for both.
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Publications & Resources

Apprenticeship at Vocational High Schools in the Republic of Korea

The Apprenticeship Programme Project targeting specialized high schools has been jointly conducted by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Employment and Labour since 2014. Those schools designated to implement this project operate the cours ...

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Understanding the return on investment from TVET. A practical guide

Strengthening technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is an important strategy to contribute to equitable, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies. Indeed, one of the Sustainable Development Goals focuses on ensuring ‘inclu ...

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Reviewing Work-Based Learning Programmes for Young People in the Arab Region

A Comparative and Longitudinal Analysis
This report is based on eight country case studies and seeks to inform policymakers and practitioners in the Arab States, including private sector and civil society about how to design and manage effective work-based learning programmes targeting you ...

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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Measuring the return on investment in TVET

9 to 16 May 2016
The virtual conference sought to inform the wider technical and vocational education and training (TVET) community about a collaborative research project currently undertaken by the NCVER and UNESCO-UNEVOC which aims to explore the different benefits ...

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Why Do German Companies Invest in Apprenticeships? The "Dual System" Revisited

What are the conditions behind the success of the German apprenticeship system, known as the "dual system of vocational education and training"? What are the main considerations of German companies and private sector institutions when financing t ...

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Promising & Innovative Practices

Bachelor Industry 4.0
Submitted by Campus des Métiers, France

Submitted by Tknika, Spain

Digital competencies for the labour market
Submitted by SFIVET, Switzerland



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