The Global Forum on Digital Transformation in TVET (Shenzhen) 2023 was held on March 16, 2023, at Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT), China. The theme of the forum was "Embracing the Digital Economy, Driving Digital Transformation." The forum aimed to share and exchange insights, solutions, and practices on digital transformation among the international TVET community. It also aimed to consolidate partnerships with more private sectors, peer TVET institutions and higher education institutions, and research institutions on the promotion of digital transformation. Furthermore, the forum aimed to establish a TVET community with a shared future of digital transformation to close the digital divide and contribute to global sustainable development.
Around 1,300 TVET stakeholders attended the forum, including representatives and experts from governments, international organizations, TVET institutions, private sectors, NGOs, and representatives of the UNESCO UNEVOC Network covering more than 140 countries.
This proceedings document gathers the speeches and insights from the forum, with the expectation that it can serve as a benchmark for initiating international academic exchange and cooperation by the new Chair.