MCAST Academics attend prestigious UNESCO Conference

July 5, 2021 Communications

Deputy Directors of the Institute of Engineering and Transport Ing. Longino Dingli and Ing. Roberto Tiscio participated as key speakers at a conference held by UNESCO.
Organized by the BILT project, the conference namely, ‘Bridging Africa and Europe: New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET’, was held to discuss initiatives that address current challenges to TVET systems.

The ‘Bridging Africa and Europe: New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET’,conference served as a platform to explore the challenges and practical solutions related to new qualifications and competencies in the fields of digitalization, entrepreneurship, greening and migration in TVET, the conference encouraged dialogue about the relevance, innovativeness, and applicability of the presented approaches to different contexts.

On their part Ing. Tiscio and Ing. Dingli spoke about how efficient integration of new qualifications and competencies into occupational profiles, curricula, and training regulations is a major hurdle for TVET systems.

The BILT project is a reference point for innovation and learning in TVET through UNEVOC Network collaboration within Europe, and in a bridging process with African and Asian partners, while developing a set of practically-oriented publications related to New Qualifications and Competencies. The project complements national developments to explore and support innovative, market-oriented and attractive modes of learning and cooperation in TVET.