Arts and crafts training for Ethiopian girls
Photographer: Niamh Burke
UNESCO assists governments to provide education that prepares young people for the world of work. It also reaches out to marginalized and excluded groups to engage them in income-generating livelihoods.
Technical and vocational education under scrutiny
Experts agree: skill training enhances productivity and sustains competitiveness in the global economy. But what are the progress made by countries in promoting technical and vocational education and training. Over 100 experts from around the world examined this issue during the meeting titled "Learning for Work, Citizenship and Sustainability". The meeting took place in Bonn, Germany, from 25 to 28 October 2004.