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ERIC Number: ED560577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-92-95071-58-2
Tackling Youth Unemployment through TVET. Report of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Online Conference 25 June to 9 July 2013
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
From 25 June to 9 July 2013, over 300 participants from 80 countries gathered on the UNEVOC e-Forum to discuss how TVET can address growing numbers of youth unemployment. TVET experts, policy makers, researchers, practitioners and most importantly young students and graduates joined the discussion.The discussion was organized around the following sub-themes: key barriers that young people face in finding work; what TVET institutions can do to ease the school-to-work transition; labour market information and skills forecasting; entrepreneurship education; widening access: engaging disadvantaged and marginalized groups; upgrading TVET's image: challenges and opportunities; and monitoring and evaluation of youth-focused TVET. The discussion was moderated by Dr Gita Subrahmanyam, Research Associate with the London School of Economics Public Policy Group and a Senior Consultant at the African Development Bank, and co-moderated by Katerina Ananiadou, Programme Specialist at UNESCO-UNEVOC and focal point for UNEVOC's youth-related activities. Through these discussions, UNESCO-UNEVOC aims to enhance awareness and encourage wider debate and understanding, including the sharing of on-going practices and the formulation of new ideas in the field of strategy and policy development. Guided by an expert in the field, the discussions seek experiences, expertise and feedback and wish to inspire people to take further action. A list of resources is provided, along with a list of the conference participants.
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. UN Campus, Hermann-Ehlers-Strasse 10, 53113 Bonn, Germany. Tel: +49-228-8150-100; Fax: +49-228-8150-199; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Germany)