Subject Guide to WWW Resources

Professional & Vocational Education

Please note that the URL addresses listed below may be changed and therefore inaccessible.

BiBB – Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training
The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is a nationally and internationally recognised centre of expertise for research and development in the field of initial and continuing vocational training. The aims of its research, development and counselling activities are to identify the future functions of vocational training, to promote innovation in vocational training at national and international level and to develop new and practically viable solutions for use in initial and continuing training.

European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EFVET)
EFVET is a unique European-wide professional association which has been created by and for providers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in all European countries.

Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education
CPSC is an Inter-governmental International Organization for human resources development in Asia and the Pacific Region. CPSC’s programs and services are primarily intended to equip TVET personnel in the member countries with up-to-date knowledge and skills in various areas of interest.

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training
It is a technical unit of the International Labour Organization (ILO). It acts as the coordinating nucleus of a system composed of vocational training institutions and entities of the ILO Member States from America and Spain.

NORRAG is a focus and a forum for the analysis of aid and international policy development in the education and training sector.

TVET Databases and Journals
Provides access to online databases and journal articles related to vocational education.

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC) assists UNESCO's 193 member states strengthen and upgrade their TVET systems. It is UNESCO’s specialized Centre for TVET and the hub of a worldwide Network of TVET institutions, the UNEVOC Network. Most of its publications on TVET such as discussion papers, annotated bibliographies, reports, bulletin, etc. are free for download.

UNEVOC International Library of TVET
The UNEVOC International Library of Technical and Vocational Education and Training is a series of publications that provide comprehensive information about many cutting-edge aspects of TVET.

VETNET : European Research Network in vocational education and training
VETNET is a European Research Network in vocational education and training, part of the European Education Research Association (EERA). This site is designed to provide news and information about VETNET activities and to form the basis for a community of practice in VET research in Europe.

VOCED is a research database for technical and vocational education and training. It is an international database of research abstracts with a special focus on Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

The Vocational Training Council (VTC)

World Bank
Documents, including operational documents, formal and informal research papers, and most Bank publications can be downloaded for free.

Note: Please see also internet resources for ‘Teaching Education’ and ‘Educational Management and Leadership’.