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Bow Valley College Becomes a UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre

College also joins an exclusive global platform for Technical and Vocational Education and Training

CALGARY - Bow Valley College has become a UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre, and a member of the UNEVOC Network. BVC's International Education Team, College Executives, and guests will host an official launch and celebration at the College on October 4, 2016.

BVC is the only individual post-secondary institution in Canada to become an UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre. As a Centre, we will become a focal point for the provision of services and platforms for national, regional and international cooperation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

The College will also join the UNEVOC Network, which is an exclusive global platform for TVET. The Network's aim is to assist UNESCO Member States to develop and strengthen their TVET knowledge through sharing, collaboration, and joined activities. The Network also provides the Centres with a chance to participate in e-Forum discussion, and in face-to-face meetings with other Centres who share similar interests and concerns.

To learn more, go to UNEVOC Network

UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

UNEVOC stands for International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.

Bow Valley College - Calgary and region's only Comprehensive Community College - with more than 15,000 full- and part-time students, is a leader in business and health career training, community studies, adult upgrading, and English Language Learning.

UNESCO is the United Nations' specialized agency for education, science, and culture. UNESCO's education sector works to improve education worldwide at all levels of education through technical advice, standard setting, innovative projects, capacity-building and networking.

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