Managing TVET during the Covid-19 pandemic

1. Digitizing and adapting learning environments

2. Improving employability

3. Adapting to new labour market needs

Take advantage of the crisis to strengthen and improve TVET systems

Around the world, COVID-19 has forced TVET stakeholders to redesign their processes. At the onset of the pandemic, drastic measures had to be taken to deal with the emergency, including schools closures and aa sudden transition to distance learning.  Other responses then emerged, in an attempt to ensure the continuity of TVET during the crisis, with context-specific response strategies.

TVET systems proved their adaptability and made a direct contribution to the crisis response in some contexts, with the mass production of masks or medical equipment. The commitment of the SENAI in Brazil is a good example of this.

However, while the pandemic has had a major short-term impact on TVET systems, it will also have unpredictable consequences in the medium and long term. This changing and uncertain environment can pave the way for a lasting and profound transformation of the sector. This is particularly the case in Africa, given its rampant demographic growth and chronic challenges of unemployment and underemployment.

Capitalize on best practices and knowledge

The purpose of these pages dedicated to the challenges of TVET in the age of Covid-19

is to identify and share best practices, tools, resources and concrete initiatives Updated content on a regular basis aims   to inform and inspire stakeholders in the sector, provide insight and help develop strategies for improving TVET systems.

  Our societies and labour markets are undergoing profound changes, which are accelerating in the context of the pandemic. IIEP-UNESCO-Dakar shares its insight and expertise to help TVET stakeholders better understand, analyse and proactively address new trends and future scenarios.

Mohamed Naceur Chraiti H’Sini
Head of the Platform of Expertise in Vocational Training of IIEP-UNESCO Dakar