In the Skills Global Spotlight blog you will find a collection of our thoughts and those of our partners from around the world on the key TVET issues.

Internationalism in TVET

by Linda Sykes, International Coordinator, DN Colleges Group

DN Colleges Group recently won a national award for our international work. We couldn’t be prouder, this is a pinnacle for us of four years of hard but rewarding work with partners around the world. To tell you about us, DN Colleges Group is a merger of two colleges in the North of England – Doncaster College and North Lindsey College, Scunthorpe, making us one of the largest college groups of further and higher education in the UK. I began coordinating the international provision at Doncaster College in September 2016 (the merger came two years later) joined shortly afterwards by a new director whose remit included International. Read more.

No Prosperity without Inclusion

by Dr Rossi Vogler

Since the launch of the SDGs the term ‘inclusion’ has become a buzzword on the international development agenda, and ensuring no one is left behind has put inclusive education and labour systems at a new level of attention for policy makers, bi- and multilateral donors and civil society. The agenda has gained even more momentum at this time as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have widened the gap between the advantaged and the disadvantaged, with those who need the most support experiencing the biggest education and work losses. Read more.

Unlocking Regional Capacity for Employment and TVET 

By Chris Cooper

It may seem a little obscure to be writing about the importance of regional action in relation to employment and training at his time, but a global pandemic which, for now at least, can only be halted through the actions of individuals and their local communities illustrates how global, national, regional, local and individual actions are inter-connected. Read more.

Insight from the TVET community

A short history of employer engagement

England has a long history of employer engagement in Education and this paper from Prof Prue Huddleston at Education and Employers talks through the many initiatives over the last 150 years. There are many useful lessons here for policy makers grappling with the issue of employer engagement and by being able to look back in time it helps us to see more clearly the effect of certain decisions. Read more.