In light of the devastating impact of COVID-19 on skilled workers, Certif-ID International and UNESCO New Delhi joined forces to launch ‘Next Step: Education to Employment’, an initiative to support skilled professionals in returning to the workforce.
The virtual event held on 29 September, witnessed the unveiling of the policy brief developed jointly by UNESCO New Delhi and Certif-ID International. The policy brief highlights how digital credentials can magnify the impact of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes. As TVET is challenged by its complexity and costs of adoption and assessment, technology advancements and digital solutions can provide new opportunities in maximizing learning and career outcomes.
To watch the recording of the virtual conference click here.
The event chaired by Manish Joshi, UNESCO New Delhi, witnessed participation of senior experts from industry, government, and academia as speakers representing organizations such as the National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration (NIEPA), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC); Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), Festo Didactic and UNESCO Paris among others.
Insights on a range of topics were shared, from providing equal job opportunities for men and women by 2030 and automation of medium skills jobs to hyper specialization of digital services and improved recognition of qualifications.
The speakers discussed pressing issues such as the need for 21st century skills, enabling career pathways globally, the rise of remote recruitment, the role of global conventions in improving mobility and recognition of qualifications to name a few.