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In fast-changing economies, developing a dynamic workforce can be the difference between success and failure. Getting the right number of people with the right skills and competencies into the right jobs at the right time requires trust and collaboration from all key actors.

The British Council is delighted to invite you to the VET Toolbox international seminar, 2021.

Overview
With millions of young people entering the workforce every year, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is poised to benefit from a demographic dividend which could lead to great gains in poverty reduction, employment generation and economic growth. One of the biggest challenges for the SSA countries is finding a sustainable model of unlocking the latent potential of its young people. In this context, the importance of skills development as a driver of socio-economic development is paramount.
This VET Toolbox seminar provides a forum for policy-makers, experts practitioners and employers from the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector to explore and discuss their common challenges in developing the skills that will drive prosperity throughout SSA.
VET Toolbox is a partnership of leading European development agencies, including Enabel (Belgium), GIZ (Germany), LuxDev (Luxembourg), Expertise France (France), AFD (France) and the British Council. The project is co-funded by the European Commission and by the German Government.

Who is it for?
TVET experts, policy-makers and lead educators
Employers and futurists with and interest in TVET and Apprenticeship NGOs and training agencies.

What is it about?
This is a free modular event where participants can hand pick sessions to attend.  This seminar will explore the principles and practice of private sector engagement in TVET in detail and reflect on how this can be best shaped to different contexts. There will be opportunities for quizzing experts and for participants to contribute through interactive polling and networking.
Seminar topics include ‘how to’:

  • create an enabling environment for private sector engagement in TVET
  • enhance skills through different approaches including Public Private Partnerships and Sector Skills Councils
  • support the creation of new jobs and industries within the informal economy and Small to Medium-Scale Enterprises.

Location
All sessions will be held online via the ‘Hopin’ platform. You will receive all of the details you will need once you have registered.

Date
The conference runs from 23-25 November 2021

  • Tuesday 23 November: 09:00-14:00 GMT
  • Wednesday 24 November: 09:00-14:00 GMT
  • Thursday 25 November: 09:00-14:00 GMT

The full programme can be found here. You can register for this event here.

Additional information can be found here.

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