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UNEVOC North America Newsletter, May 1, 2013

UNEVOC North America Newsletter, May 1, 2013

CICan is the voice of colleges, institutes, polytechnics, cégeps, university colleges and universities with a mandate for providing TVET in Canada. A national organization with voluntary membership, it was created in 1972 to represent colleges and institutes to government, business and industry, both in Canada and internationally.

CICan has extensive experience in coordinating support to training institutions, employers and employee associations and government efforts to improve TVET systems. Over the past 40 years, CICan has developed leading edge international expertise in capacity-building and skills development as a result of over 700 projects undertaken in some 90 developing countries. Through its pan-Canadian and international programs and networks, CICan interventions build on Canadian expertise in TVET and have helped a number of developing countries to strengthen their TVET systems.

CICan is now the pan-Canadian UNEVOC centre and the lead for the North American cluster of UNEVOC centres.

To learn more about the history of UNESCO-UNEVOC in Canada and CICan’s contribution to the UNESCO-UNEVOC Network read more


CETE has recently added another center from within The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology. Now the Center’s global mission has expanded from workforce education to include special needs/early childhood education and community development. Read more

UNEVOC – Cégep de Matane, the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

The Centre for the Study and Development of Learning Technology Innovation has been created to create synergy between the two levels of higher education in Quebec – college level and university level – as well as between the research, development and teaching fields, on issues related to pedagogical and technological innovation. Read more

UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison

A new collaboration between CEGEP Marie-VIctorin and Collège Boréal in Sudbury, Ontario, through the RCCFC (Réseau des cégeps et des collèges francophones du Canada) and an “exchange-meeting” on “Education in prison”, at the Carleton-sur-Mer campus.

UNEVOC – Centennial College, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture

Centennial College’s Culture and Heritage Institute hosted the Greening Tourism Conference, which brought together tourism and related industry stakeholders to examine and share the best and emerging practices in sustainable tourism. Read more

First meeting of the North American UNEVOC cluster, organized by the Canadian Commission of UNESCO.
Ottawa, December 3, 2012.