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Our services and tools provide ways of solving problems faced in applying evidence–based VET and labour market programming, operationalising private sector involvement in VET and labour market activities, and enhancing the inclusion of vulnerable groups in VET and formal and informal labour market activities.

We want to:

• provide the best knowledge and expertise available (advice, training, twinning and tool development)
• improve access and connect national stakeholders, VET practitioners and experts to information, knowledge, strategic options and data to inform policy and practice (web-based platform & regional seminars)

We believe that partnering will allow us to:

• share ideas and resources towards a common goal
• learn by seeing things differently, through others’ eyes 
• deliver mutual support
• reach a wider audience
• avoid duplication of resources

KEN #1: PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPP) IN VET

Here icon On 23 October 2019 the VET Toolbox hosted the first KEN meeting in Brussels. 

15 international organisations and programmes were present among which the European Training Foundation, ILO, BIBB/GOVET, UNIDO LKDF, World Bank, DECP, Donor Committee for dual Vocational Education & Training, Archipelago Programme, UNESCO-IIPE-Pôle de Dakar, British Council, GIZ, LuxDev, Enabel and the VET Toolbox project.

The objective of the day was:

• to get to know each other and each other's organisations (even) better
• to share on top tools: here broadly defined as 'a transferable solution to an issue related to PPP in VET' (so any shape or size)
• to find out which tools are still missing on this topic
• to determine which of those (if any) we might develop together (re-using as much or as many of the existing tools as possible)

They talked with us about PPP in VET

Paul Comyn

Senior Skills and Employability Specialist, ILO

To be responsive and flexible is key to success PPP in VET.

Hannelore Kress

Senior Project Manager, Federal Institute for VET (BIBB)

A legal framework is a basis to success PPP in VET.

Nicola Tissi

TVET Expert, UNESCO - IIPE Pôle de Dakar

We created an online platform to share resources and tools on TVET reforms in the countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union.

Elmar Kerck

Regional Programmes Africa, GIZ

Trust is key to success PPP in VET.

KEN #0: VET Toolbox hackathon

Here icon On 23-24 May 2019 the VET Toolbox hosted a hackathon in Brussels. 

A two-day out-of-the-box event bringing together (un)usual suspects to tackle challenges on inclusion and public-private collaboration in vocational education and training.

TRACK 1: INCLUSION IN VET

Would you like to know more about inclusion in VET? 
Check out our background information!

Challenge 1.1

How can we increase access and continuous enrolment to VET courses and programmes for persons from vulnerable groups and ensure completion and graduation from the VET with a focus on preparing them for an occupational field.

TEAM 7: STEP UP!

Team 7

Solution:Promotion of a voucher system via a credit card for youth living in slums enabling them to use this credit card for participating in skills development courses, cultural and sports activities as well as access to coaching and mentoring.

Want to know more?
Check Step Up!team work!

TEAM 8: DIVERSITY

Team 8

Solution:Online global network of TVET inclusion experts and practitioners + artificial intelligence algorithm matches needs and solutions/best practices worldwide. 

Want to know more? 
Check Diversityteam work!

Challenge 1.2

How can we increase the inclusiveness of the labour market in order to guarantee VET learners from vulnerable groups equal access, equal opportunities and respond to their needs?

TEAM 5: IRENE'S DREAM JOB...

Irene's dream job

Solution:Communication & education package

  1. Mobile application to translate into sign language/text into and to read out text to instructor/team
  2. Mentor: skilled, wise, retired supervisor working for Irene and to mediate with the team
  3. Master trainer to give Irene tasks for 2 mobile application for translation + practical skills and supervise her work

Want to know more? 
Check Irene's dream job team work!

TEAM 6: THUMS UP

Thums up

 

Solution:Sanjeou will push bounsaries and develop on innovative employer led approach to partnership with TVET providers and civil society - specially disability groups

Want to know more? 
Check Thums up team work!

TRACK 2: PUBLIC PRIVATE COLLABORATION IN VET

Would you like to know more about public private collaboration in VET? 
Check out our background information!

Challenge 2.1

How can we strengthen the participation of the Private Sector in Vocational Education and Training through the development of innovative solutions and business models; and  improve the match of demand & supply of professional skills.

TEAM 1: THE MATCHMAKERS 

Team 1

Solution: Tailor-made soft skill development facility for on-the job training

Want to know more? 
Check The Matchmakersteam work!

TEAM 2: GLO VET

Team 2

Solution: 
1. Commitment between Appolinaire-TVET school
2. Appolinaire involves ICT management
3. School management involves teacher
4. Trade unions involved
5. Inspire students and employer
6. Parents involved
7. Government
8. International network developed

Want to know more? 
Check Glo VETteam work!

Challenge 2.2

How can we innovate to create a Vocational Training curriculum and partnerships on Industry 4.0 that are inclusive?

TEAM 3: VET 4.1

Team 3

Solution: 
Online platform to connect firms in a dialogue to develop industry 4.0 standards and a market place for training in industry 4.0.

Want to know more? 
Check VET 4.1 team work!

TEAM 4: AND THE WINNER IS...

Team 4

Team 4 won the VET Toolbox Hackathon and also the participants price!

Solution: 'Skillder', a free application to connect job seekers to the labour market.

Want to know more? 
Check And the winner is... team work

JURY

The jury of the VET Toolbox hackathon was composed by (from left to right):  Fatima Yassir, VDAB Policy and Strategy Advisor, Françoise Millecam, DEVCO DG Employment Senior Advisor, and Jean Van Wetter, Managing Director of Enabel.

Hackathon jury

Feel free to use our Hackathon documents!