Expand your international networks
VTA suggests the following online networks and blogs to assist members to keep up-to-date with issues and developments in vocational education and training.
- International Labour Organisation for Asia and the Pacific - click here
- UNESCO's TVET network (and particularly its e-forum) - click here
Australian Education International is part of the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workforce Relations. DEST. Its role is to promote and market Australia's education and training services overseas and to promote Australia as an international leader in quality education and training services. In addition to details about the AEI, the site includes upcoming events, information on the VET sector, and a guide to study in Australia for international students.
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students. AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education.
The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) is the national, voluntary membership organization representing colleges and institutes in Canada and internationally. ACCC's Ottawa Secretariat represents members with the federal government and industry. It also organizes conferences and workshops for college staff, students and board members to facilitate networking and participation in national and international programs, services and awards.
Colleges Northern Ireland (CNI) is the membership body representing all six Northern Ireland regional colleges.
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the UK department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business.
The Mission of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture is to reinforce and promote lifelong learning, linguistic and cultural diversity, mobility and engagement of European citizens, in particular the young.
CEDEFOP has been involved in promoting and developing vocational training of young people, and the continuing training of adults, primarily through Europe-wide co-ordination of analysis and research activities. This site includes information about CEDEFOP activities, study visits and publications.
NZ ITP’s core purpose is advocacy - to influence public policy and resource allocation decisions.
Site includes links to Regional Economic Outlook Reports including an Asia and Pacific Region theme.
The League hosts conferences and institutes, develop web resources, conduct research, produce publications, provide services, and lead projects and initiatives with member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies. The League produces Learning Abstracts that provide insight into the American Community Colleges. This site includes projects, papers, newsletters and much more.
The OECD site includes details of OECD activities (including a comprehensive section on education, employment, labour and social affairs), statistics, events, current issues and publications.
Colleges Scotland supports the sector by ensuring that its views are heard and interests represented
College Development Network supports the sector to deliver best practice, share innovations and develop colleges and their staff.
Information about UNESCO Education activities and conferences, and a detailed range of multimedia tools, including education databases, statistics, catalogues, pictures and sounds.
Page reviewed 17 January 2013