Building Skills for Work and Life

09 May 12

The ERP coordinator has been invited to be a speaker in the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) entitled Building Skills for Work and Life.

The Congress is hosted by the Government of the People’s Republic of China in Shanghai from 13 to 16 May 2012.

 The Congress is being organized by UNESCO in response to the strong desire expressed by Member States for a global forum on TVET, at a time when skills have become a leading policy concern.

It will chart strategic directions for transforming and expanding TVET to ensure that all young people and adults can develop the skills they require for work and life.

The Congress will focus on the following key objectives:

1. identification of and discussion on present and future challenges facing TVET, and exploration of appropriate responses;

2. building of better understandings of, as well as sharing of knowledge on improving the contributions of TVET to sustainable development; and,

3. informing on perspectives for international cooperation in the field, and defining strategic directions for joint future work and support to TVET at the national, regional and international levels.

Congress participants will be drawn from a wide range of stakeholders, including Member State ministries of education and training, labour, finance and health; the formal and informal private sector; employee organizations and youth.

Specifically, The ERP coordinator has been invited to speak in the Session on: Skills Development for Rural Transformation in conjunction with Launching INRULED 2011 Publication: “Education and Training for  Rural Transformation” and INRULED Flagship Initiative: Skills Development for Rural Transformation/Skills for All on 15 Mai 2012.