Skills for social inclusion (NEW)

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Skills for social inclusion (NEW)

Making TVET and skills development inclusive for all

30 March–3 April 2020
The course is available in English

Inclusion in TVET and skills development is in everyone’s interest – and yet, many individuals and groups in society find themselves excluded from learning opportunities. In this course participants learn how to contribute to the development of inclusive education and training systems and programmes that are capable of overcoming the range of existing barriers for disadvantaged groups and individuals. The course is organized in close collaboration with the ILO’s Employment Department, Skills and Employability Branch and Humanity & Inclusion – Handicap International and addresses those that are motivated to learn how to improve the outreach, quality and relevance of education and training for all.

Key features
Learn differently

The Centre’s training methods include case studies, group exercises and Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality experiences

High-level resources

Learn from ITCILO trainers, ILO and Humanity & Inclusion – Handicap International


Innovative tools produced by the ILO

Introduction to the course

Improving the prospects and quality of work of those disadvantaged in the labour market is a key focus of the ILO's research and capacity-building agenda. This course helps to develop concerted and focused efforts to improve the outreach, quality and relevance of education and training. Given the heterogeneity of disadvantaged groups - women, youth, persons with disabilities, workers in rural areas or in the informal economy, migrants and refugees -, the course will encourage the participants to contribute to the development of education and training systems and programmes that are capable of: (i) overcoming existing barriers through carefully designed policy intervention; (ii) responding flexibly to different needs, and (iii) addressing questions of status and challenging social perceptions.

Who attends this course?
  • Policy-makers and technical advisors of ministries of employment/labour and education
  • Members of skills councils, national TVET authorities and similar institutions
  • Representatives of workers' and employers' organizations involved in skills development for disadvantaged groups
  • Experts and technical staff working in the field of TVET planning and in CSOs and NGOs working with vulnerable groups
  • It also targets specialized institutions from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors that are working on gender issues, informality and the integration of persons with disabilities, and may want to deepen the skills dimensions of their social inclusion work
What topics does the course cover?

This course provides practical guidance for assessing and building inclusive TVET and skills development systems catered to a range of groups and individuals, such as women, persons with disabilities, people living in rural areas, migrant workers, and people working in the informal sector.

  • The training and labour market inclusion process - from accessibility of training to work transition for all 
  • Inclusive TVET policies and strategies, following a rights-based approach
  • Universal TVET system design from access to participation, graduation and transition to work
  • Inclusive learning methodologies
  • Framework for analysis of inequalities in TVET
  • Targeted measures to redress inequalities
What will I learn?

Participants will discuss relevant topics with international experts and their peers. In particular, participant will:

  • Build awareness on key concepts and benefits of social inclusion in TVET for all
  • Identify the underlying causes of inequalities, address questions of status, and challenge social perceptions
  • Learn how to overcome existing barriers to access and participation through carefully designed policy intervention and practical measures for inclusive TVET design and delivery
  • Identify data collections methods to measure inequalities in TVET
What will I be able to do?

Participants connect to a global network of professionals operating inclusive skills-related programmes for all.

  • Utilize diagnostic tools to identify bottlenecks and possible solutions to various challenges in their country
  • Identify skills development-related actions and broader strategies to eliminate the barriers faced by disadvantages groups and individuals
  • Master tools and instruments for the implementation of inclusive TVET design and delivery
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning methods and dynamic training environments.

  • This course takes a hands-on approach, highlights best practices, and introduces new tools and methodologies
  • Participants are encouraged to share individual experiences and work in teams to enhance their learning
  • This course gets to the core of current debates and research on improving the prospects and quality of work of those disadvantaged in the labour market

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