BRIEFLY: Skills for work on the agenda in Shanghai

With high youth unemployment making headlines around the world, it is more crucial than ever to give young people a chance to learn the skills that employers need. Policy makers and education specialists from around the world will tackle these issues when they meet in Shanghai for the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, which runs from Sunday, May 13, until May 16.

The congress is organized by UNESCO, whose web pages about technical education and training (TVET) spell out the meeting’s aims: “The Congress will provide a unique global platform for knowledge sharing, reflection and debate on the changing landscape of TVET, as well as its future, and more generally on the advancement of skill-development systems. In addition, the Congress will look for ways to ensure that TVET meets individual, national, regional and global development objectives and aspirations.”

We will be addressing some of these issues in the 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, on the theme of skills and work for marginalized young people. The GMR team will be participating in the Congress, presenting during a session on “Promoting equity and inclusion through TVET.”

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3 Responses to BRIEFLY: Skills for work on the agenda in Shanghai

  1. Thanks for this I would like to reblog. This is a critical area undergoing change and receiving special focus in South Africa.


  2. Yvonne says:

    While finding youth employment is important, it is equally important to ensure that they are learning marketable skills. I look forward to reading about possible resolutions that come out of Shanghai.


  3. Karl J. Kinkead, PhD says:

    Great blog, I wonder if the same initiatives are being put in place for displaced adults. Many adults are coming to the city uneducated and need to have their skills upgraded. I hope they are not being forgotten.


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