International Vocational Education 
and Training Association

Contact Information

For questions regarding membership, annual conference or general inquiries, contact the IVETA Executive Secretariat Christine Gardner via email  Click Here to EMAIL

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5439 Red Bank Rd., Galena, Ohio 43021

Margo Couldrey, General Secretary

Margo Couldrey is the Director of Lista Consulting which she established in 2005, and is a former senior executive in the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA). Margo has had executive leadership experience across diverse policy areas including managing Commonwealth/State relations, working with national committees to achieve policy reforms in Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system and 10 years in the administration of human rights and anti-discrimination law.

She has had significant experience advising governments, industry, and training providers on training system policy and practice, and strategies to lift workforce productivity and participation and investment in skills.  Much of her current work occurs at the interface between Commonwealth, States and Territories and industry.

Margo has been a member of IVETA since 2013 and attended the 2014 international IVETA conference in Helsinki where she presented a workshop on portable skills for a global economy.  She is particularly interested in ways to improve access and outcomes in VET for learners and industry

Executive Director - Mari Kontturi

Mari Kontturi was Vice President for Europe and has served in this position for the past four years.  Mari Kontturi holds a Master of Laws degree.  She is the Manager of International Affairs at Luovi Vocational College in Finland, the largest special needs education provider in Finland. She is involved in the work of European Platform of Rehabilitation as a center coordinator and active in several networks in Finland. Mari Kontturi has a qualification for teaching, too (vocational teacher). Before working in the field of vocational education and training Mari Kontturi worked as a lawyer in the labor administration and in the banking sector and she has also trained on the bench. She has also experience in working in the field of organizational activities in the Pulmonary Association Heli. She has been involved in international cooperation since 1997 and taken part in numerous projects.  Mari Kontturi joined IVETA in 2005. Luovi Vocational College is an institutional member in IVETA.


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