Advancing TVET for youth employability and sustainable development: promising practices in TVET and entrepreneurship education in the Arab States

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Author: Sulieman, Sulieman; Freiburg, Lisa; Newashi, Qasem

Abstract:

Participants at this forum, held on 19-21 November 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon, presented promising practices in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and shared experiences in the introduction of entrepreneurship education (EPE) and information and communications technology (ICT) in TVET. The promising practices presented by UNEVOC Centres in the Arab States underlined the extent of educational reform in many of the countries, and revealed a number of recent initiatives dedicated to building linkages with the private sector, the training of teachers/trainers, and curriculum development for entrepreneurship and life skills.

In addition to national perspectives, UNEVOC Centre representatives from Nigeria, Germany and the Republic of Korea reported on regional activities focused on greening TVET and youth unemployment. Representatives from regional and international organisations focused their presentations on policies and practices to tackle youth unemployment through TVET and entrepreneurship education.

The meeting highlighted the common challenges facing many countries in the Arab States, for example increasing youth unemployment levels, poor linkages between education and training and industry, and a shortage of entrepreneurial youth who are sufficiently equipped to create their own jobs.

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Participants at this forum, held on 19-21 November 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon, presented promising practices in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and shared experiences in the introduction of entrepreneurship education (EPE) and information and communications technology (ICT) in TVET. The promising practices presented by UNEVOC Centres in the Arab States underlined the extent of educational reform in many of the countries, and revealed a number of recent initiatives dedicated to building linkages with the private sector, the training of teachers/trainers, and ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Sustainability; Skills and knowledge; Youth; Employment; Vocational education and training; Industry

Keywords: Environment; Youth transitions; Education industry relationship; Business skill; Self employment; Skill development; Skill needs; Employability

Geographic subjects: Lebanon; Middle East; Arab countries

Published: Bonn, Germany: UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 2013

Physical description: 41 p.

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Also called:
Advancing technical and vocational education and training for youth employability and sustainable development

Conference name: UNESCO-UNEVOC Arab States Regional Forum: Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development

Date: 2013

Place: Beirut, Lebanon

Series:
Advancing TVET for youth employability and sustainable development

ISBN: 9789295071643

Resource type: Conference

Call Number:
TD/TNC 117.357



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