The Skillman International Forum 2022 has just come to an end and it is time to wrap up the main concepts brought up at the conference as priorities for the members of the Skillman network.
The Network identifies the need to confront and respond to demands created by an age of disruption that involves such matters as increasing automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, global conflicts, worsening climate change, and the recent global health disrupter in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each of these areas of disruption creates major uncertainties and challenges, but also potential opportunities, for current and future generations of students, learners, workers, and members of civil society.
During the conference, frame recommendations were shared and discussed, concerning:
– The impact of the Age of Disruption on the content of TVET training and education pathways – The need for modifications to accommodate the areas of change and disruption referred to, with regard to contents and modalities of TVET
– The contribution and impact TVET can have on promoting and strengthening learning societies
– The need for renewed and reinforced transnational multi-stakeholder collaboration based on the belief that “excellence” in TVET is a result of a joint strategy to strengthen vocations and/or interdependence among stakeholders.
– The need to find and implement a common pathway to vocational excellence for innovation, and sustainable competitiveness in advanced manufacturing.
All these concepts were summarized in the Skillman Declaration 2022, which was made available publicly. You can also find it by clicking the image below: