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How vocational education and training systems can support Ukraine
The large-scale aggression by Russia against Ukraine has devastated the country. Rebuilding will not just take enormous financial resources, but most importantly human ingenuity and skills. One of the most promising ways to build those skills is to offer those young people who had to leave Ukraine because of the war high-quality vocational education and training (VET) in their host countries.

Integrating refugees into vocational education is never easy, because learners have to adjust to new educational programmes, different equipment and ways of working, and foreign languages. But OECD’s analyses show that there are many promising ways of doing this effectively.

Join us for a webinar where we will discuss how host countries can best support Ukrainian refugees through their VET systems, while also benefitting their domestic labour markets. We will also look at the larger role that VET can play in developing a workforce ready to rebuild Ukraine after the war.

The webinar will begin with an introduction from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to provide an overview of the situation for VET students, as well as a few words from OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann. We will then present new analysis from recent OECD papers on the topic of VET in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, and finish with a discussion between a panel of experts

Speakers include:

-Iryna Shumik, Director General of the Directorate of Vocational Education, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
-Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, OECD
-Jürgen Ersing, Headmaster, Bad Aibling Vocational School, Germany
-Hansjörg Brunhuber, Integration consultant at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) for Munich and Upper Bavaria, Germany
-El Iza Mohamedou, Head of OECD Centre for Skills
-Andreas Schleicher, Director, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

Jul 1, 2022 04:30 PM in Paris

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