Going Global 2018 session
Monday 01 June 2020 - 09:00 to Wednesday 30 September 2020 - 23:00

This event took place on 18 June at 9.30am, UK time.

Providing a pathway to sustained and fulfilling employment is a key purpose of education, particularly Technical and Vocational Education and Training. To what extent then can we show systemic reform to have improved employment outcomes? A new piece of research led by the Research Base will explore this topic.

We will also hear from contributors from the around the world about how education must respond to the economic impact of COVID, the impact of 4IR on education and about how we can make sure that employment is inclusive of all groups and tailored to meet local needs.

Attendees will leave this session with an enhanced understanding of the effect of systemic reform in TVET upon employment outcomes and how education can and is responding to global shocks.

Our contributors for this event were:

  • Chris Cooper - Principal Consultant, Skills Systems, British Council
  • Tara Kennedy - Director, The Research Base
  • David Corke - Director Education and Skills Policy, Association of Colleges, UK
  • Dr. Henry Kiptum Yatich, PhD - Director, Mount Kenya University, Kenya
  • Zein Habjoka - Director, Industry Links and Community Engagement, ‎Al Hussein Technical University, Jordan


Tara Kennedy

Director and Founding Partner, The Research Base

Tara directs the delivery of The Research Base’s portfolio of research projects. A qualified project and programme management professional, she oversees the delivery of numerous education and third sector research projects, and the development of new projects. She has provided project management for a number of international market intelligence reports for large education sector clients. Tara has recently conducted field research in countries including India, Chile and Vietnam.

David Corke

Association of Colleges

Dr Henry Kiptum Yatich

Director, ODeL, Mount Kenya University

Dr. Henry Kiptum Yatich, PhD. is the current Director, in charge of developing innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement programs under the Directorate of Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL), at Mount Kenya University. He is also a Research Fellow in the School of Business and Economic.

Zein Habjoka

Director - Industry Links and Community Engagement, Al Hussein Technical University, Jordan

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