Workshop on ‘Emerging Challenges in TVET Sector and Capacity Development Trends in OIC Member States’
Date: 11-14 January 2021
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

Within the framework of the OIC-VET Programme and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC organized a workshop on “Emerging Challenges in TVET Sector and Capacity Development Trends in OIC Member States” on 11-14 January 2021 for the benefit of TVET authorities in the OIC Member States.

The general objectives of the workshop were to facilitate experience sharing and good practices among the relevant authorities in the OIC Member States with regard to the new trends in TVET teacher education and capacity development. In addition, the workshop discussed the emerging challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic, with special emphasis on the necessity of digital skills developments, and sufficient methods of tackling skill-gaps. It also aimed at promoting cooperation possibilities in these areas among TVET authorities in the OIC Member States.

The workshop commenced with the opening statement by H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, Director General of SESRIC. During his speech, H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR stressed on the importance of the workshop in contributing and supporting the current efforts of TVET authorities towards exploring effective strategies in tackling the negative impacts of COVID19 pandemic, which has seriously disrupted skills development around the world.

The sessions of the workshop included keynote presentations delivered by distinguished speakers representing four International and OIC Institutions namely; UNESCO-UNEVOC, ILO, Islamic University of Technology (IUT) and SESRIC. Moreover, country experiences and good practices were also shared by representatives of TVET institutions from nine different OIC Member States under four main themes as follows:

  • New strategies in TVET teacher education and capacity development trends,
  • Methods of curricula adaptations and integrating IT into TVET systems,
  • Continuing TVET challenges and responses in the OIC Region,
  • Collaboration possibilities among TVET stakeholders towards building resilient systems.

The workshop brought together 73 TVET professionals from 26 different OIC Member States to discuss efficient ways and means in tackling the emerging challenges and capacity development issues facing TVET Institutions. Virtual roundtable discussions debated on the way forward and underlined the importance of intra-OIC collaboration and knowledge exchange towards building resilient systems for the achievement of relevant objectives of the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025.