Technical and Vocational Education and Training in higher education (TVET) brings together an increasing number of students worldwide; therefore, the commitment of TVET institutions to delivering pertinent, modern, and relevant programs goes hand in hand with integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the UN in 2015 and with an expected completion date by 2030.

Sharing this challenge with other institutions, reviewing how they are working and learning about the projects and innovations that are being carried out to achieve the SDGs, are essential for further development of TVET. In this context, the Affinity Group - created under the umbrella of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics, made up of INACAP, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), UNESCO-UNEVOC International Center for TVET (Germany), Technical and Further Education New South Wales (TAFE NSW; Australia) and Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutes (KATTI), generates this instance of conversation and analysis, with the participation of different and important national and international actors, who will present their experiences regarding the importance and impact of the integration of the SDGs at curricular and co- curricular level, in faculty training, in student projects and at the level of the institutional project. The foregoing, in order to support the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations (UN), which requires the constant collaboration of all.

This activity will take place on Wednesday 9th and Thursday10th November, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (GMT-3) and will be broadcast live through and on the INACAP YouTube channel.


Time Wednesday, November 9th 2022
10:00 - 10:05 Master of ceremony begins Symposium
Welcoming words from:
10:05 - 10:15 INACAPs Rector: Lucas Palacios.
Jane Anderson, TAFE NSW, Australia; Affinity Group representative.
10:20 - 10:50 Keynote address by Charles Hopkins: Education and Training: Key Enablers for Sustainable Development Goals.
Charles Hopkins holds the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University in Toronto, Canada. This Chair, established in 1999, was the first to focus on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as a central concept and a purpose of education. Hopkins coordinates two global ESD research networks, the International Network of Teacher Education Institutions and the #IndigenousESD. The first network is comprised of teacher education institutions spanning 50 countries and focuses on enhancing ESD in pre-service and in-service teacher training. The second network covering 40 countries aims to embed sustainability in curricula to improve the education of Indigenous youth.

Internationally, Hopkins has a long relationship with education and sustainability, chairing the writing and adoption processes of several UNESCO ESD Declarations. An awarded education leader with several honorary doctorates and professorships, Hopkins has lectured and presented papers in approximately 75 countries.

He is also the Co-Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute on ESD in Beijing, China.
10:55 - 11:55 Panel 1. Leaders and Presidents of TVET Institutions.
Moderator: Judi Varga-Toth (Manager, ImpAct Partnerships, CiCan; as representative of the Affinity Group).
OECD: El Iza Mohamedou, Head of the OECD Centre for Skills
Canada: Dr. Janet Morrison, President, Sheridan College, Toronto.
Kenya: Glory Mutungi (Chief Principal, Nairobi Technical Training Institute).
Chile: Maria Jos Castro, Vice Chancellor of Community Engagement and Innovation, INACAP.
11:55- 12:55 Room 1: SDGs in the curriculum.
Viviana valos, (Sectorial Director of Energy and Sustainability, INACAP, Chile)
Candy Ho: Faculty member at University of the Fraser Valley and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada.
Jos Ignacio Loeser: Axis Managing Partner and member of the Construction Sector Business Council at INACAP, Chile.
Nelly Gonzlez: Consultant in Dual Training, German Savings Bank Foundation for International Cooperation, Colombia.

Room 2: Faculty training.
Moderator: Glory Mutungi (Chief Principal, Nairobi Technical Training Institute).
Hctor Henrquez: Sectorial Director of Maintenance and Logistics, INACAP, Chile.
Shinta Hernndez: Dean of Virtual Campus, Montgomery College, USA.
Lindsay Walker: Associate Director for Sustainability, Humber College, Toronto, Canada.
Lisa Salem-Wiseman: Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellness, Special Advisor to the Humber Learning Outcomes Strategic Initiative, Humber College, Toronto, Canada.
12:55 - 13:00 Closing words from
Mara del Pilar Hernndez, Director of International Relations INACAP, Chile + AG representative.
Time Thursday, November 10th 2022
10:05 Master of ceremony welcomes everyone
10:05 - 10:15 Welcoming words from:
- Mara Jos Castro, Vice-Chancellor of Community Engagement and Innovation, INACAP.
- Jefferson Manhaes de Azevedo WFCP representative.
- CORFO (Production Development Corporation of Chile)
- Affinity Group representative, Jane Anderson, TAFE NSW, Australia.
- Rosa Riquelme, Executive Director, Energy Sustainability Agency, Chile.
10:20 - 10:50 Keynote address by Paula Greciet: Qualifications framework and its impact on TVET
Paula Greciet has a Master's Degree in Management and Analysis of Public Policies and a Postgraduate Degree in International Cooperation and Development. She is a Senior Expert in Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Active Employment Policies. As a consultant, she has worked in countless institutions in the areas of evaluation, curriculum, and employability of professional technical students, in teaching and management positions. She is a regular speaker at events related to vocational training and guidance, and the author of textbooks and teaching materials on Vocational Education and Training. She has extensive experience in international cooperation and project development in the fields of TVET and National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in Latin America and Africa. She is a member of the Talent Commission of the Business Confederation of Madrid, and currently Head of the Technical Education and Vocational Training program of the EU and OEI Project "Promoting Education", in Paraguay.
10:55 - 11:55 Panel 2. TVET for a circular and sustainable economy.
Moderator: Kenneth Barrientos (Team Leader, SDGs and Greening TVET, UNESCO-UNEVOC).
Viviana valos, Sectorial Director of Energy and Sustainability, Academic Vice-Rectory, INACAP, Chile.
Fabrice Sorin, Manager of Circulab Academy, France.
Kenny Muscat, Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology, Malta.
Judi Varga-Toth, Manager, ImpAct Climate project, Colleges and Institutes Canada.
11:55 -12:55 Room 3: Student experiences in projects aligned with SDGs.
Moderator: Jane Anderson (Senior Education Officer, Multicultural Liaison, Technical and Further Education New South Wales, Australia).
Panelists: Rodrigo Matus, agricultural technician graduated from INACAP, Chile; Terrarium Project.
Sofia McVetty, graduate, John Abbott College, Montreal, Canada.
Norjah Sandy, student at T.A. Marryshaw Community College, Grenada.

Room 4: Applied research in SDGs.
Moderator: Nicols Valdivieso, Vice-Chancellor of Students, INACAP, Chile.
Rodrigo Daz, Deputy Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, INACAP, Chile;
Rolf Laakman, International Projects Lead, FH Mnster, Germany;
Alain Joseph, Director, Applied Research, Nova Scotia Community College, Canada.
Jacqueline Neira, teacher at Uniminuto University, Colombia.
Margarita Pavlova, Director of the UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong).
13:00 - 13:05 Preliminary conclusions and closing words
Mara del Pilar Hernndez, Director of International Relations, INACAP, Chile + AG representative


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