International Vocational Education 
and Training Association

Conferences & Events

IVETA is happy to consider countries and organizations interested in hosting the International Conference.  More information for those interested in hosting an IVETA conference is in the documents below:

IVETA Guidelines for Conference Hosts (click here)

IVETA Conference Template (click here)

Upcoming events

    • 30 Nov 2016
    • 03 Dec 2016
    • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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    Visit for more information and to register through ACTE.   Attendees will have access to ACTE activities included with registration.

    Click here for registration information and to register:

    Questions?  Please contact ACTE staff at or 800-826-9972 should you have any questions regarding your registration.

    A FREE tour of the Carpenters International Training Center is available for Conference Participants.  Click here for the details.

    There will be an International Track coordinated by IVETA North American Regional VP, Dr. John Gaal.  Presentations in this track will be as follows:

    Thursday, 12/1 - 2:00pm - 3:00 pm

    International CTE: TVET in developing countries

    This panel will focus on frameworks for identifying alternative policies/programs to enable TVET to respond to labor market demands and on best practices for improving TVET in developing countries.

    Speaker 1: Dr. David Fretwell

    Speaker 2: Ovihs Hanson

    Thursday, 12/1 - 3:15pm - 4:15 pm

    International CTE: TVET in the 21st Century

    This panel will focus on how and why TVET is transforming educational systems in the US to meet the marketplace demands in the new century.

    Speaker 1: Dr. Dr. John Gaal 

    Speaker 2: Dr. Sandra Poirier

    Friday, 12/2 - 9:45am - 10:45am

    International CTE: TVET and the impact of IT

    This panel will focus on specific skills required for both TVET teachers and students in today's IT-driven economy.

    Speaker 1: Dr. Ilhan Gunbayi, Rabia Vezne, and Tayfun Yoruk

    Speaker 2: Dr. Benardine Ifeoma Onah

    Friday, 12/2 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    International CTE: TVET and preparing global educators

    This panel will focus on practical pedagogical strategies that address the whole school/child as well as how digital tools can be utilized to engage teachers in meaningful learning experiences.

    Speaker 1: Dr. Vera Jacobson-Lundeberg and David Militzer

    Speaker 2: Dr. Christina Terrell

    Friday, 12/2 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

    International CTE: TVET and preparing for future skills

    This panel will focus on what it means to be a globally-competent worker as well as what is driving entire industries to undergo fundamental transformations.

    Speaker 1: Dr. Davison Mupinga and Maria Phillips

    Speaker 2: Winston Fletcher

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • Queenstown, New Zealand

    Registration Information - Click here

    Why you should attend

    •    To “Sharpen the Saw”
    •    To meet Experts & Influencers Face to Face
    •    For the networking opportunities
    •    To hear about new tools
    •    To learn about Learning In a New Space
    •    To hear of new tips & tactics
    •    To invest in yourself
    •    For the takeaways
    •    To have fun!

    World TVET 2017 will provide a unique convergence of networking, learning, and fun into a single package. This conference will force you to grow and challenge yourself.

    Venue:  Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown is located on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu, boasting unmatched views across the water to some of the most majestic scenery in New Zealand.

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