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Technical and Vocational Education and Training

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Technical and vocational education and training is essential to life-long learning and plays a crucial role in providing opportunities for people from all backgrounds, including those who have been marginalised in the labour market.

We work to ensure the provision of free, quality, accessible and equitable technical and vocational education and training. We advocate for a holistic approach based on developing productive capabilities and believe that educational institutions at all levels should provide individuals with a range of knowledge and skills that allow them to not only pursue meaningful work, but also participate fully in all aspects of society.

An essential dimension of our work in this area is supporting the professional development of teachers and other personnel, promoting decent terms and conditions of employment, and strengthening the voice of trade unions in this sector.

Our work on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

  1. Leading the profession 2020-09-29

    “Education at a Glance 2020: what can we learn for education systems’ recovery post-COVID19?”, by John Bangs.

    It is an indicator of the depth of the crisis created by Covid that OECD’s Secretary General, Angel Gurria should take on the responsibility for launching this year’s edition of Education at a Glance. While the OECD describes the EAG as a flagship publication and it’s full of interesting comparative...

    Read more “Education at a Glance 2020: what can we learn for education systems’ recovery post-COVID19?”, by John Bangs.
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-09-08

    OECD Education at a Glance 2020; education for more resilient societies

    Today, 8 September, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued its annual Education at a Glance (EAG) report for 2020. Although the data was gathered prior to the shock of COVID-19, the concerns expressed in the findings are only amplified by the pandemic and the economic hardship that...

    Read more OECD Education at a Glance 2020; education for more resilient societies
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-04-29

    “What’s next for schools after coronavirus? Here are 5 big issues and opportunities”, by Andy Hargreaves.

    No schools, no exams, more online learning and parents in COVID-19 lockdown with their kids. What a mess! People are responding heroically. Some parents are working from home, others have lost their jobs and teachers are creating an entire new way of doing their jobs — not to mention the...

    Read more “What’s next for schools after coronavirus? Here are 5 big issues and opportunities”, by Andy Hargreaves.
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-09-17

    Germany: Appropriate funding for ICT in educational settings still needed

    Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft expresses concern regarding the gap between the allocated 5.5 billion euros announced by the federal government and the 21 billion euros required to ensure the minimum equipment of all general and vocational schools until 2024.

    Read more Germany: Appropriate funding for ICT in educational settings still needed
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