Collaborative research: Community engagement in TVET

19.08.2019 by SEA-VET Content

Pierre-Luc Gagnon


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This study looks at how community engagement is carried out in UNEVOC Centres across the UNEVOC Network’s five regions: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The objectives of the study are to: (i) collect information on how community engagement is addressed in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in different countries and regions; and (ii) address how to adapt a community engagement framework to different situations and TVET systems. The study’s methodology is adapted from the Delphi model, which is a survey-based methodology for obtaining consensus.

This report discusses different forms of community engagement and identifies the most active stakeholders. The report also looks at key factors playing a role in the success or failure of community engagement, and the main assesses the benefits of promoting community engagement.

The report finishes by introducing a community engagement framework for institutions interested in either initiating community engagement initiatives or scaling up ongoing initiatives.

This collaborative research project was implemented by 

* Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, Canada (project lead)
* Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), Canada
* Bow Valley College, Canada
* Conselho Nacional das Instituições da Rede Federal de Educação Profissional, Cientifica e Tecnológica (Conif), Brazil
* Fonds de Financement de la Formation professionnelle et technique (3FPT), Sénégal
* T.A. Marryshow Community College, Grenada
* École nationale d’ingénieurs des sciences et technologies avancées à Borj Cédria, Tunisie
* Iloilo Science and Technology University, Philippines

with the involvement of further UNEVOC Centres from around the world, and support from UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre

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