Skills after Covid: Shaping Technical and Vocational Education to meet the needs of the next generation
In partnership with the Welsh Government
“Around the world, education is widely recognised as bringing “significant benefits to society, not only through higher employment opportunities and income but also via enhanced skills, improved social status and access to networks.” Yet, today, globalization, technological and demographic change, and the combined effects of the prolonged nature of the Great Recession, resource absorption challenges, and accelerating economic competitiveness are placing considerable pressures on education to deliver and demonstrate better value and benefit for citizens and society”, Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, 2016, Towards 2030: A framework for building a world-class post-compulsory education system for Wales
The seminar will be comprised of four online events tackling the following themes:
2 March - Creating the framework for success
4 March - Going Digital
9 March - Improving pathways and lifelong learning
11 March - High quality teaching and learning
Each event will start at 11.00 am GMT and run for approximately one and a half hours.
TVET Systems and those who shape them always have a series of competing needs they need to respond to at any given time. Social, Economic and Cultural ambitions depend on TVET that is high-quality, relevant and inclusive. The Covid crisis has sharpened the focus on these long-term issues as well as creating acute and unexpected challenges that skills systems need to respond to immediately. It is hard enough to meet these immediate needs but how do we create policy and practice that enables us to meet the needs of the next generation and beyond as well as preparing us to effectively anticipate and respond to future shocks?
In partnership with the Welsh Government and highlighting their work we will explore how best systems can respond to the Covid crisis and how we as policy makers can create systems that are high-quality and meet the needs of today and the future.
This event will offer the opportunity for participants to hear from experts in the field but also make an active contribution to the debate through discussion.
Who should attend?
This is event is designed for those with a significant interest in Technical and Vocational Education and training policy and those with a focus on improving TVET. Attendees will be Policy Makers or Leaders of TVET authorities, reform programmes or institutions. This is not an open event and is open only to delegates from outside of the UK who have the endorsement of the local British Council office.
The seminar is free but by invitation only. Please contact your local British Council office if you wish to attend. Once accepted, you will be sent a password to register for the event. Delegates must be able to commit to attend all the live events and some minimal pre-reading.
- An analysis of the components that shape effective TVET systems
- Tips and examples of effective TVET System building
- Ideas for policy changes and interventions to contribute to system reform
- Time to reflect on the different stakeholders and groups engaged in TVET and the functions they can and do serve.
Participants will leave with an improved knowledge and understanding of how to shape TVET systems to respond to short-term challenges and long-term ambitions. It is our ambition to allow participants to share their own learning and forge connections with other delegates. Accordingly, on registering we will seek permission to add delegates to a joint digital workspace and to allow their contact details to be shared with other participants to facilitate this.
Registration is now open. You will need an Event Code to register.
If you are interested in attending the event please contact your local British Council representative who will send you the Code.
Contact us: Skills@britishcouncil.org