World TVET Conference 2017 in partnership with IVETA, ITENZ and ITF
12th - 15th September 2017
Queenstown, New Zealand
What is TVET?
TVET is defined by UNESCO as “those aspects of the educational process involving, in addition to general education, the study of technologies and related sciences and the acquisition of practical skills, attitudes, understanding and knowledge relating to occupation in various sectors of economic life”. TVET thus equips people not only with vocational skills, but with a broad range of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are now recognized as indispensable for meaningful participation in work and life.
What is IVETA?
IVETA was conceived in 1984 by a group of technical and vocational educators who wanted to facilitate the sharing of knowledge between developing and developed countries.
IVETA is an organization and network of vocational educators, vocational skills training organisations, business and industrial firms, and other individuals and groups interested or involved in vocational education and training worldwide. IVETA is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of high-quality vocational education and training wherever it exists and wherever it is needed.
IVETA is working to create a new era in communication among vocational educators around the globe. Members include practitioners, researchers, and students in the field of vocational education and training as well as institutions, organizations, and companies actively engaged in human resource development.
|The current President of IVETA is Carmel Thompson. In accordance with the Rules of IVETA her term as President will end at the end of 2016.
What is ITENZ
ITENZ is Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ), a national organisation representing independent tertiary institutions in New Zealand.
The Association is the largest association in New Zealand and its members cover all areas of tertiary education. ITENZ is recognised by the Government and government agencies as the main representative of the sector.
ITENZ is dedicated to uniting the private tertiary education (PTE) sector and representing the collective membership in a competitive and challenging political environment.
The key objectives of the Association are:
- to lobby on behalf of members
- to represent the sector at Government and agency meetings
- to provide current, accurate and timely information to both government and members
- to run a stimulating and interesting Conference which will keep members up to date and provide relevant workshops and networking opportunities
- to provide member education
- to work always to increase the credibility and quality of the sector
- to provide a regular publication with a comprehensive look at issues
What is ITF?
Created in 1996, the Industry Training Federation (ITF) is the national body for New Zealand's eleven Industry Training Organisations (ITOs)
We are the collective voice for industry training and apprenticeships in New Zealand. We work with key government agencies, education sector groups, employers and industry.
We advocate for education, skills and employment policies to support the development of a skilled, qualified and productive workforce. We encourage employer-led education and training, a system that supports lifetime learning, and vocational education that meets real industry needs.