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UNEVOC North America Newsletter, September 17, 2013

UNEVOC North America Newsletter, September 17, 2013

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) is the voice of colleges, institutes, polytechnics, cégeps, university colleges and universities with a mandate for providing TVET in Canada. ACCC 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, ACCC 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, ACCC’s interventions build on Canadian expertise in TVET and have helped many developing countries to strengthen their TVET systems.

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


On June 1st, 2nd and 3rd,  Shyamal Majumdar took part in the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’ (ACCC) Annual Conference. Shyamal Majumdar made spoke in front of 600 Canadian leaders and 45 international technical and vocational training delegates from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Senegal, Nigeria, Bangladesh and India. The presentation is available at:


CETE presents on youth unemployment and how workforce training can lead to a pathway of employment. This year’s International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) conference in the U.S. will be December 3-4, 2013 and the theme is Quality Assurance in Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET).  Read more

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

The Centre for the Study and Development of Learning Technology Innovation is SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL AWAKENING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: helping teachers develop their educational skills becomes a priority to make the transition towards this new pedagogical reality of distance education and distance teaching more efficient.  Read more

UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison

Improvement of training devices for teachers working in prisons and sharing of educational tools in a Quebec-French professional community intended for education in prisons

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

News from Centennial College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture & Culture and Heritage Institute includes assisting First Nation youth access post-secondary education and the Strong Girls, Strong Women Conference.  Read more