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ADB Supports Vocational Education System Reform in Guangxi

ADB News, Beijing, 20 September 2017 - The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a results-based loan of $250 million to help establish a demand-driven technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Posted by Administrator at Sep 21, 2017 02:51 PM |
‘Barefoot engineering’: How to boost rural development and local youth employment

ILO News, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, 20 September 2017 - Shortage of engineers in rural areas has been affecting the quality and effective service delivery of the infrastructure works launched under MGNREGA in India. A training programme, set up by the Ministry of Rural Development with technical assistance of the ILO, addresses the skills gap while providing decent jobs to thousands of discouraged youth and promoting sustainable development in rural areas.

Posted by Administrator at Sep 21, 2017 02:47 PM |
Cracking the media: Zeinab Badawi on reshaping gender narratives about STEM

UNESCO (online), 19 September 2017 - For BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi, the debate around the media’s role in limiting girls’ educational and work choices is a personal one with roots going back to her great-grandfather’s pioneering efforts to break gender barriers in education in Sudan generations ago.

Posted by Administrator at Sep 21, 2017 02:40 PM |
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Digital skills for life and work

UNESCO - 2017. This report, drafted by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Education, under the auspices of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, identifies essential digital skills and competencies from basic skills to high-level professional skills.

Posted by Administrator at Sep 21, 2017 12:00 AM |
Developing appropriate workforce skills for Australia's emerging digital economy: working paper

NCVER - 2017. This paper has been drafted under a project looking at the role of vocational education and training (VET) in supporting the growing need for digital skills in the Australian workforce. Based on two sectors as case studies - transport and logistics, and public safety and correctional services - the study reviews how the skills needs and training capacity are aligned and proposes a digital skills framework to guide the development of adequate and appropriate digital skills.

Posted by Administrator at Sep 21, 2017 12:00 AM |
Education at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators

OECD - 2017. This annual publication provides data and information on the state of education around the world. The report covers all 35 OECD countries and a number of partner countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia and South Africa).

Posted by Administrator at Sep 21, 2017 12:00 AM |
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