Current members International Network of Education for Work (INEW)

International Network of Education for Work (INEW)

Red Internacional de Educación para el Trabajo (RIET)

INEW

website: http://www.riet-edu.org/

Contact information

Gustavo Álvarez – Executive Director – gustavealvarez@gmail.com
Lucia Levis- Institutional Relations – lucialevis@gmail.com

Description

The International Network of Education for Work is a free and open entity of Vocational Training and Post Secondary Education schools aiming to generate a space for the exchange of educational experiences, for the planning of an agenda of policies and joint lines of work in strategic areas on the regional and global level regarding the education-work axis.
The INEW was created as a response to the need of sharing new spaces of dialogue and joint work. It is constituted from education centers as key agents together with the productive system, for the governance of the education-work dyad.

The network’s general objectives are:

  • to generate a cooperative work space between vocational training and post-secondary schools on a global scale, aiming to improve the educational offer qualitatively and quantitatively, as well as the education-work alliance, collaborating with communities’ social and work-related inclusion processes
  • to create joint strategies between the education and productive systems on a local, regional and global scale, to reinforce the role of vocational training schools as relevant players for achieving more qualified workers, in accordance with the needs of the industry.

The joint work with the EBSN has an enormous potential, since both of us seek to promote basic skills for all citizens, since they are essential to ensure their employability and their full citizenship.Both networks work toward social justice, access to education, and advocacy leading to a more inclusive society, with access to a quality education that allows the employment of citizens, and a dignified life.

National / international impact

The link between educational institutions worldwide contributes to the strengthening of them, and also to the local and global productive system. Members work horizontally, finding that common solutions can be found for common problems.
Some of our specific objectives:

  • to promote the validation of certifications on regional and global levels,thus allowing for the free circulation of workers globally.
  • to agree on lines of work for PostSecondary Education and Vocational Training at regional and global scales.
  • to promote spheres of dialogue and collaboration with different productive sectors at a national, regional and global scale that strengthen the educationwork link.

Some of the actions to carry on from the network are:

  • To exchange experiences between different countries by organizing meetings on education, teacher training and visits to learn about specific projects in neighboring countries.
  • To run joint projects regarding training topics, involving businesses and schools of more than one country.
  • To conduct meetings with small, medium and large businesses grouped by sector with schools from the network, in order to facilitate technological transmission, training and labor inclusion of the student body.
  • To facilitate the exchange of students between schools that are part of the network, through internships, pedagogic and educational activities for training youth.
  • To generate the exchange of teachers between Network schools, promoting interculturality, training and continuous updating.
  • To organize meetings, conferences and seminars about Vocational Training and Post-secondary Education with the participation of educational institutions and local and global productive systems.
  • To establish bi-annual board, teacher and student meetings from Post-secondary and Vocational Training educational institutions.
  • To generate work proposals, dissemination material of educational experiences of network members and a global diagnosis of Vocational Training and Post-secondary Education.
  • The publication of results from common projects available to Network members, companies, international organisms and the community at large.
  • To articulate training actions regarding updating of Network member instructors with higher education schools on a local and regional level.

If you would like to learn more about the INEW and become a member please contact Ms Lucia Levis, Institutional Relations Coordinator of the International Network of Education for Work: lucialevis@gmail.com

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