The organization of this workshop is important, as it creates an opportunity for all stakeholders to exchange. We need to create synergies with all these stakeholders in order to implement the national TVET policy and adapt it to local contexts
Mr. Dame Diop, Minister of Industrial Development and Small and Medium-sized Industries of Senegal
We need to find solutions for more innovative partnerships in the field of vocational education and training. This event’s objective is to discover experiences that are inspirational and can help us better understand other stakeholders. There is no need to reinvent the wheel
Ms. Nicole Bintner-Bakshian, Ambassador of Luxembourg to Senegal
As a European Partnership, the VET Toolbox believes these collaborations are crucial tackling the VET challenges of today and the future
Ms. Bartelijne van den Boogert, VET Toolbox
3. Reinforce the many already existing good practices
Initiatives, such as UNIDO’s LKDF and VET Toolbox are established to help countries address market constraints in vocational education and training. Take full advantage of the tools and resources curated by them.
4. Keep pace with innovations
The world is changing quickly. With the advent of industry 4.0, new skills are demanded by industry and the labour market. The educational sector must also innovate to keep pace. Speed and agility are the key features.
It’s clear that new jobs are emerging but there also changes to existing jobs. For example, softer skills, such as problem-solving and critical thinking are needed, which were not as crucial in the past. The impact is not limited to certain functions but are organizational- and value-chain wide
Mr. Desiré Cedric, Bühler Group
PPP at the level of public vocational training centers do include considerable autonomy on the administrative, financial and pedagogical level. Sector vocational training centers like CFMPL and CSFP, run by private companies, are inspiring examples given their high number of insertion rates of pupils.
Mr. Alexis Hoyaux, LUXDEV
Mr. Adama B.R. Ndiaye, Secretary General, MDIPMI: "Without vocational training adapted to the needs of the industry, we cannot talk about industrial development"
Mr. Mouhamadou M. Thioune, Secretary General, MEFPA: "We are convinced that this workshop will have a follow-up because it has already been a forum for important exchanges between the different actors"