Online Colloquium: Taxonomy of Digital Technical and Vocational Education and Training

26 November 2020
12:00pm to 2:00pm (GMT)
What: Presentations on innovative solutions and best practices to support Digital Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DTVET) in Africa
Who: Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and FESTO
When: Thursday, 26th November 2020, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (GMT)
Where: Via Zoom | Official Hashtag: #DTVET

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and FESTO are pleased to invite you to the online colloquium – facilitated by the African Development Bank – on taxonomy of Digital Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DTVET).

Digital skills underpin nearly every aspect of work and life. Within the framework of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), digitalization is rapidly transforming economies and societies across the world, radically shaping the "what" and "how" of education and training at all levels and in all forms. Digitalization has entered the world of work in a massive scale, bringing a range of opportunities and challenges to the private sector and TVET providers.

The main objective of this webinar is to share effective innovative solutions and best practices in the digitalization of TVET in order to prepare African youth for future work. The focus will be on how TVET systems can be reformed to be more permeable and flexible to career paths. Attention will be paid on the development of competencies through which people can adapt to the rapidly changing labour market conditions. The colloquium will also discuss appropriate policy measures that can improve how African countries respond to the structural changes of the economy, and the labour market, brought about by digitalization of the world of work, in order to create more and better jobs.

The colloquium will take place through Zoom and interpretation service will be available in English and in French. Selected African countries, regional and international partners, TVET stakeholders, and private sector representatives will present their experiences, challenges and best practices. In addition, ADEA will present the preliminary findings of its two studies on demand and supply sides of Technical and Vocational Skills Development while FESTO will present its ‘e-Skilling’ concept and success stories.

Download the concept note here : English | French

* Please note that participation is open to everyone.​