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TVET Events Calendar

This calendar provides an overview of conferences, seminars, workshops, and other TVET events that are relevant on a global or regional level.

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Upcoming Events

October 2022
12 October 2022
BILT Learning Lab: H2Skills - training development for the hydrogen economy Join us on 12 October for this BILT Learning Lab! We invite you to find out how the H2Skills project strengthens the hydrogen economy through understanding current and future training needs and laying the groundwork for hydrogen training.

25 to 26 October 2022
Transforming TVET for successful and just transitions The hybrid international conference and launch of the new UNESCO strategy for TVET 2022-2029 will take place on 25-26 October in Bonn, Germany.

27 to 28 October 2022
BIBB-Congress 2022: Future Skills – Thinking about Progress The BIBB Congress will be staged at the World Conference Centre in Bonn (WCCB). The theme this year will be “Future Skills – Thinking about Progress”, and it will seek to take stock of the current situation, discuss possible solutions and indicate future prospects.

26 to 29 October 2022
#EfVET22 International Annual Conference This year’s conference will be focusing on the theme "The Future Skills Revolution for VET and CVET in Europe".
Kuopio, Finland (more)

February 2023
21 to 23 February 2023
Global Applied Higher Education Summit The Global Applied Education Network (GAEN), founded by the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), and the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), are pleased to convene the first Global Applied Higher Education Summit (GAHES), to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from February 21-23, 2023.

September 2023
6 to 7 September 2023
ICSD 2023 : 11th Sustainable Development Conference European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 11th ICSD 2023 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.
Roma Eventi, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (more)

Past Events

October 2022
5 October 2022
The theme for World Teachers' Day 2022 is “The transformation of education begins with teachers”. Celebrations will address the commitments and calls for action made at the Transforming Education Summit, in September 2022, and analyse the implications they have for teachers and teaching. (more)

September 2022
28 to 29 September 2022
On 28 and 29 September, the Korea Research Institute for Vocation Education and Training (KRIVET) is organizing a East and Southeast Asia UNEVOC Network Consolidation Workshop on the theme of 'Beyond New Normal, Towards the Transition: TVET for Resilience'. (more)

19 September 2022
As part of the Our Common Agenda initiative, the UN Secretary-General is convening a Transforming Education Summit (TES) on 19 September 2022 in New York. This summit seeks to mobilize political ambition, action, solutions and solidarity to transform education. (more)

14 to 16 September 2022
Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning The Forum takes place every three years and is considered one of the world’s leading international conferences on open, distance and technology-enabled learning. Hosted by Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Athabasca University (AU), PCF10 will be held as a hybrid event.
Calgary, Canada (more)

13 September 2022
Future Foresight perspectives and implications of TVET UNEVOC Co-action initiative Webinar.
To be held via Zoom on 13 September 11 am GMT.
Organized by UNEVOC Centre Higher Colleges of Technology, https://hct.ac.ae/en/
Zoom, Dubai (more)

July 2022
22 July 2022
In the frame of the Creating New Learning initiative, the European Training Foundation (ETF) has opened a call to collect practices in the area of innovative teaching and learning. The call aims to identify and valorise teaching practices that support new learning dynamics and that can serve as inspiration for teachers, trainers and policy-makers in the EU neighbourhood and beyond. Deadline for submissions: 22 July 2022 (more)

21 July 2022
UNESCO Webinar on Skills Development for Youth The UNESCO Section for Youth, Literacy and Skills Development (TVET) is organizing on 21st July 2022, from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm (CEST - Paris time), a Webinar on Skills Development for Youth as a follow up to the Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) project. Please register via link below.
online (more)

15 July 2022
World Youth Skills Day Every year on 15 July, UNESCO-UNEVOC joins the global celebrations to mark World Youth Skills Day (WYSD).
online (more)

6 to 8 July 2022
No Frills 31: VET's role in transforming the future The 31st National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Research Conference ‘No Frills’ will be hosted in-person. 'No Frills' provides an opportunity for networking and ideas sharing in a friendly and informal atmosphere with a cross-section of industry representatives, practitioners, researchers and policymakers. We plan to livestream some sessions on 7-8 July 2022 for those who are unable to attend in-person.
Melbourne, Australia (more)

June 2022
28 to 30 June 2022
The Transforming Education Pre‐Summit will be organized in Paris on 28‐30 June 2022. The overall objective of the Pre‐Summit is to harness the evolving discussions on transforming education, elaborate initial content and establish a shared vision and suggested actions for the Summit, and generate greater momentum in the lead up to September. (more)

28 June 2022
Striking the right balance: State and non-state engagement within TVET This webinar is hosted by the GEM Report and UNESCO-UNEVOC. It will examine some of the findings from the 2021/22 Global Education Monitoring Report’s analysis on non-state engagement in TVET systems and discuss current policies and initiatives designed to ensure quality, access and equity and what lessons they hold for policy-makers around the globe.
online (more)

28 June 2022
The TVET digital triathlon TDT is a friendly competition, organised by Skillman and ETF, in which Centres of Excellences present best practises in different digitalisation reform areas. The objective is to show how different aspects of the digitisation process in education can be addressed by institutions in different contexts with a blend of innovation, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability.
The direct target groups of this initiative are the members of the Skillman and ETF Network for Excellence (ENE) networks. The event will be however open and broadly advertised. (more)

21 to 23 June 2022
Mapping current trends in TVET for sustainable and digital transformation This hybrid BILT Bridging Event from 21-23 June 2022 offers a platform to discuss emerging trends in new qualifications and competencies (NQC) in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Deep-dive discussions address sectors that are particularly affected by the green and digital transformation.
Finland (hybrid) (more)

20 June 2022
Calling all champions of literacy education around the world! This is your chance to become a UNESCO International Literacy Prize laureate. This year’s theme is Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces. Deadline for nominations: 20 June 2022. (more)

15 to 17 June 2022
From 15 to 17 June 2022, participants from across the globe will come together for the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) in Marrakech, Morocco. They will take stock of achievements in adult learning and education, discuss challenges and develop a new framework for action to make adult learning and education a reality around the world. CONFINTEA VII is hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco and co-organized with UNESCO. (more)

9 June 2022
Webinar on building digital competence This webinar launches a new initiative by UNESCO-UNEVOC to bring together digital skills and competence frameworks in an online portal. It is set to include inputs from organizations leading on the development of digital competence frameworks at the country and international level. It will also outline new ways forward for extending access to digital competency for all.
online (more)

3 June 2022
The Prize honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education and awards US $50,000 to two laureates annually. Visit the Prize’s website to learn more about the selection criteria and how to be nominated. Deadline extended: midnight (CEST), 3 June 2022. (more)

May 2022
18 to 22 May 2022
UNESCO World Higher Education Conference 2022 The 3rd World Higher Education Conference (WHEC2022) will bring together relevant stakeholders to define and prepare a roadmap for a new era of higher education. This roadmap will respond to the challenges faced by humanity and the planet, with special attention to the global disruption created by COVID-19.
Barcelona, Spain (hybrid) (more)

16 to 20 May 2022
European Vocational Skills Week 2022 Join the sixth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week - the annual Week celebrating all the best practices in Vocational Education and Training (VET). EVSW2022 will be held on 16-20 May across Europe and centre on the theme of VET and the Green Transition.
online (more)

10 May 2022
More than 200 participants from around the world joined this event to discover how MilleaLab trains and certifies teachers and supports educators in Indonesia in becoming ambassadors for VR-based learning. The cloud-based platform provides users with hundreds of templates and 3D models to create customized virtual learning content without requiring coding skills. (more)

April 2022
26 April 2022
This webinar will present promising practices for tackling digitalization challenges in TVET teacher training. Following an overview of the key findings of the trends mapping study, the webinar will include presentations from TVET teacher training organizations and projects operating in Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. Discussions will continue on the TVET Forum.

March 2022
29 to 31 March 2022
WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022 TVET Conference WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022 (WSAS2022) is a three-tier event hosted by WorldSkills Namibia in partnership with WorldSkills International and the African Union. It includes a Skills Competition, a Careers Exhibition, and a TVET Conference. The theme is “Promoting Skills Development in the 21st Century for Sustainable Economic Growth and African Ownership”. The TVET Conference runs from 29 to 31 March 2022.
Swakopmund, Namibia (more)

29 to 30 March 2022
South-East Asia Skills Forum The South-East Asia Skills Forum, organized by the ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity in South-East Asia Programme, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO, will promote regional dialogue and collaboration on the development of effective policies and strategies for improving lifelong learning and skills development systems.
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28 March 2022
ILO Skills Structured Funding Dialogue The objective of this event is to bring together development partners to seek their commitment and support to the Global Programme on Skills and Lifelong Learning.
online (more)

24 March 2022
Register now! We invite you to learn firsthand about how this innovative Makerspace training centre project is fostering entrepreneurial culture by sharing prototyping facilities and offering training in manufacturing, fabrication and design. (more)

2 to 4 March 2022
On 4th March 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EST), the session "Canada Collaborating Globally on the SDGs will feature a retrospective of the most important learnings of the SDG Affinity Group collaboration which aims to advance the awareness and adoption of the SDGs considering them integral to TVET learning. With representatives from UNESCO-UNEVOC, INACAP-Chile, TAFE-NSW and KATTI-Kenya, under the leadership of Colleges and Institutes Canada with the collaboration. (more)

February 2022
28 February to 1 March 2022
UNESCO and Microsoft organize training days for vocational educators UNESCO and Microsoft are pleased to invite you to two-day online training sessions on Azure Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamental (SCI), which will take place on 28 February and 1 March 2022.
online (more)

21 to 23 February 2022
SESRIC workshop on 'Enhancing collaboration between TVET institutions and industry towards effective curriculum development' Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC will organize an online training workshop to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices in establishing efficient collaboration between TVET institutions and industry with the view of developing an effective curriculum.
online (more)

15 February 2022
The event makes use of the newly launched Global Guidance for Education on Green Jobs, a document that provides insights and empowerment for effective actions, a collection of key resources, and an opportunity to join an international community of practice. Feb 15, 2022 02:00 PM in Paris (more)

7 February 2022
Future Foresight Institutional Capacity for Post COVID-19 World This event is organized by Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), UAE to launch their project on "Future Foresight Institutional Capacity for Post-COVID-19 World". The project is being implemented in partnership with seven UNEVOC Centres as part of the new UNEVOC Network Coaction Initative.
online (more)

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