Is your UK skills organisation interested in engaging internationally? Would you like to raise your institution’s global profile? Consider contributing to Vocational Education Exchange.
Vocational Education Exchange (VEE) is British Council’s online magazine for teachers and leaders working in skills. Since launching in April 2016, VEE has reached 104,000 people in the UK, the Western Balkans, Central Asia and the South Caucuses. Contributors have helped shape and enrich the vocational education experience of practitioners and young people across Wider Europe and the UK.
How does VEE work?
VEE is published on the British Council website for each country involved in the online magazine. While VEE is currently only published in Wider Europe (for a full list, please click here), we hope to roll out the magazine globally in the near future.
A new VEE edition is published every three months, with each quarterly edition of the magazine tackling a different theme or challenge within the skills sector. We are currently welcoming content for the following upcoming editions:
“The UK’s long term prosperity and international standing depend on positive links and relationships with people around the world. It is more important than ever that the sector collaborates internationally to ensure young people are globally aware and have the skills to work across cultures.”
-Tracy Ferrier, British Council Global Skills Lead
How to contribute
British Council invites skills organisations to submit relevant content and join our international skills community. Your contribution could take a number of different forms. For example, you might submit:
- Practical materials for educators or students
- A video or podcast
- An interview with a practitioner or learner
- An idea for an article – which might be a case study, a news item or an opinion piece
Please note that our readers recently voted for the most useful types of content. The most popular were top tips, lists, case studies, and classroom resources.
Every item in the magazine will be accompanied by a brief pen portrait of the contributor and recognition of your institution. Submitting content is therefore a great opportunity to expand your organisation’s international reach; your piece could find itself on our websites being shared with thousands of TVET professionals!
After reading the VEE Article Submissions Guidelines available for download below, please submit the VEE Expression of Interest form and any content already available to share to VEE@britishcouncil.org. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or suggestions for future themes to the same address.
Please follow this link to explore previous issues of VEE.