11 December 2020

Skillman International Forum 10/11 Dec 2020

In the last 2 days we took part in the Skillman International Forum, in an effort to keep up to date with TVET news and education.

SIF 2020 is aimed at improvement of TVET and education in the field of the advanced manufacturing sector bringing together practitioners, innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Vocational Education and training to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to encourage the adoption of systematic approaches to skills anticipation/foresight: we need to join forces to promote an approach to curriculum design based on skills foresight analysis and which must involve, through a multi-channel engagement plan, all the actors and stakeholders that are also involved into the regional smart specialization platforms.

This year the Forum adopts a holistic approach to the pandemic’s challenges to continue a concrete debate about the emerging Skills for Life and Jobs, the key skills that people have to possess to actively participate in society and for their employability. One of the main focuses deals with the role of VET systems in this process and with their capacity of being responsive. 

The themes for the 2020 are set by the Forum Steering Committee as a continuation of the debate on:

  • Skillman ‘action-driven’ model of CoVEs – Nature, characteristics and settings of the Centres of Vocational Excellence promoted by the Skillman Network for a green and inclusive ‘change game’’ in the advanced manufacturing and sectoral skills development.
  • Curriculum design – Innovative curriculum design in the Advanced Manufacturing sector in coherence with ECVET – EQF framework and ESCO classification and in interconnection and coordination of actions and results with the existing EU tools and initiatives to anticipate and match skills and jobs.
  • Ethical values, TVET digitalization, green and inclusion – Capacity building synergies and collaborations to connect the competences necessary to the Advanced Manufacturing to the personal responsibility according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Transnational mobility and learning – Supporting the cooperational model of the Skillman network with innovative approaches and exchange of good practices in transnational mobility for education and employability.

Past forum topics:

You can follow here the first day of the Forum

You can follow here the second day of the Forum 

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