Omnia is hosting a UNESCO-UNEVOC and BIBB conference and BILT Bridging event "Mapping current trends in TVET for sustainable and digital transformation" between the 21st and 23rd of June 2022. Around 50 participants have been invited to join the event in Espoo and there are also 400 participants expected to join the conference online. The participants represent vocational education institutions in Europe, Asia and Africa, and there also representatives of higher education among them.
Emerging trends on the agenda
The purpose of the Bridging Event is to provide a platform to discuss trends in new qualifications and competencies in Europe. It will also present emerging trends in Africa and Asia-Pacific. The events' agenda consists of the topics of green TVET, digitalisation, immigration, entrepreneurship, and new qualifications.
” We are very happy and proud to be hosting the event, which gives us an opportunity to present the Finnish vocational training and education to our guests. The participants will also hear from Petri Lempinen, the Director General at the Ministry of Education and Culture. Also, the City of Espoo is present with their immigration services”, says Päivi Korhonen, Director of Communications at Omnia.
Sharing good practices
Omnia has been appointed as a UNEVOC Centre for UNESCO for the period of 2020–2023. It has been a member of the UNEVOC network since 2013. The BILT Bridging event was planned to take place in spring 2020, but due to the covid-19 pandemic it was postponed until this summer. According to Kati Valtonen, Service Manager at Omnia, the conference and its workshops provide a great platform for sharing good practices and peer-learning.
"Meetings in person often prove to be more fruitful than those taking place solely online, and we also hope to build strong new partnerships during these three days. It is also an opportunity for us to share and reflect on the current and future state of Finnish vocational education compared to the other countries,” she says.