The Skillman Declaration stands as the culmination of a number of deliberations and insights garnered from a continuum of events, and echoing collective voices of the previous edition of the Skillman International Forum, The Skillman Alliance Summit, various workshops conducted this year and the Skillman International Forum 2023. This monumental declaration, a testament to collaborative wisdom and visionary insight, was put together by the three long-time professionals in TVET Filippo Del Ninno, Giovanni Crisonà, and Rupert Maclean and it promises to chart a new course in advancing education and skills development on a global scale.
The Skillman Riga Declaration encapsulates a compendium of strategies and actionable initiatives devised in the past year, which delved into redefining the future of learning and the revised perspective of networking potentials in skills acquisition.
The work emphasizes the critical need for collaboration, innovation, and sustainability in reshaping the educational landscape globally. By prioritizing inclusivity, adaptability, and responsiveness to emerging trends, this declaration envisages a future where education equips individuals with the skills essential for success in a rapidly evolving world.
The declaration’s significance lies not only in its insights but also in its potential for practical application. It serves as a blueprint for policymakers, educators, and stakeholders, providing a roadmap to navigate the complexities of modern education and skills development.
As the world grapples with multifaceted challenges, the Skillman Riga Declaration arrives as a beacon of hope and possibility. It represents a collective commitment to reimagining education, empowering individuals, and fostering sustainable development worldwide.
The impact of this declaration is poised to transcend geographical boundaries, fostering a global community dedicated to nurturing the talents and potential of every individual.
In the coming days, the insights gleaned from the Skillman Riga Declaration will continue to resonate, catalyzing actions and initiatives that propel us toward a future where education is not just a tool but a transformative force for societal progress.
The journey towards realizing the vision outlined in the Skillman Riga Declaration has just begun. Let us join hands in embracing this momentum and collectively shaping a brighter future through education and skills development.
About the authors:
Filippo Del Ninno, a distinguished Human Capital Development Specialist at the European Training Foundation, stands as a beacon of expertise in the field. His contributions to the declaration reflect a nuanced understanding of the dynamic interplay between education, skills, and the evolving needs of our societies.
At the helm of Skillman as its President, Giovanni Crisonà has been a driving force in fostering innovation and forging partnerships that transcend boundaries. His leadership has been instrumental in propelling Skillman’s mission toward the forefront of educational excellence and vocational training.
Rupert Maclean, an Adjunct Professor of International Education at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, and the Education University of Hong Kong, brought a wealth of experience and academic rigor to the discussions. His multifaceted insights have significantly enriched the Skillman Riga Declaration, infusing it with depth and foresight.