ERIC Number: ED466614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-29
UNESCO's Programme on Technical and Vocational Education for the First Decade of the New Millennium.
Power, Colin N.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) believes provision of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to prepare qualified technicians and skilled and semi-skilled workers should be an essential component of the development agenda of all countries. It is about to draft a plan of action for the development of the field of TVET during the next 10 years. Proposed objectives in UNESCO's future strategy are strengthening TVET as an integral component of lifelong education; orientating TVET for sustainable development; and providing TVET for all. UNESCO plans to launch an International Program on TVET to meet UNESCO member states' demand to upgrade its activities and provide them with more effective assistance in TVET. The program actions would be designed and implemented through the following modalities: improving member states' policy making capacity; assisting member states' institutional capacity building; and enhancing international cooperation. The proposed structure for implementation of UNESCO's International Program on TVET is forging an international alliance in support of TVET; giving responsibility to the Secretariat for program planning and monitoring and promotion of cooperation with other international partners; launching a one-stop website dedicated to supporting TVET and the TVET Implementation Center; and establishing an International Center for TVET in Bonn and a number of regional centers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, International Programs, Lifelong Learning, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Sustainable Development, Technical Assistance, Technical Education, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.unevoc.de/congress/pdf/power.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Speech delivered to the International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education (2nd, Seoul, South Korea, April 26-30, 1999).