31 May 2022, 10:00 am–05:00 pm
Kursaal Bern

SustainableSkills – SFUVET symposium on sustainability in vocational education and training

Sustainable skills and skills for sustainability: Together we will consider sustainability as a guiding principle of vocational education and training and discuss achievements, challenges and further developments in pedagogical and didactic approaches.

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Sustainability in vocational education and training will be considered and discussed at the symposium from the perspective of the three collaborative partners within the Swiss vocational education and training sector, the three learning locations typically found in Swiss dual-track VET programmes (i.e. host company, vocational school and branch training centres) as well as from the perspective of the academic and research community. The aim of the symposium is to reinforce a common understanding of sustainability issues in vocational education and training and to share information about practical approaches used to encourage sustainability in vocational education and training. 

SFUVET will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at this symposium. A culminating point of the event will be the awarding of Enterprize 2022  where an innovative vocational education and training project will receive recognition directly from Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER). 

The event is scheduled to take place live at the Kursaal Bern with simultaneous interpreting services in German, French, Italian and English. Depending on the corona situation, however, the event may end up being held only online. In such case, participation fees paid in advance will be refunded.

Programme Tuesday, 31 May 2022 Kursaal Bern

10.00 am | Opening speech 
Dr. Barbara Fontanellaz, SFUVET Director, &  Adrian Wüthrich, SFUVET Board Chairman 

10.10 am | The economy as a driver of sustainability 
Dr. Noora Buser, Impact Hub Switzerland 

10.40 am | Circular economy and requirements for vocational education and training 
Discussion between Dr. Noora Buser, Impact Hub Switzerland, and Siegfried Alberton, SFUVET 

10.55 am | Federal policy on sustainability in vocational education and training 
Rémy Hübschi, SERI Vice Director 

11.10 am |Questions on sustainability in vocational education and training 
Discussion between Rémy Hübschi, SERI Vice Director, and Dr. Barbara Fontanellaz, SFUVET Director 

11.25 am | Sustainable learning cultures: the impact of socio-emotional skills 
Prof. Dr. Antje Barabasch, SFUVET, and Prof. Dr. Marina Fiori, SFUVET 

11.40 am | Skills for sustainability 
Discussion between Klara Sokol, Director of éducation21, and Dr. Laura Perret Ducommun, SFUVET 

11.55 am | Presentation of 'Didactics and Situations' book 
Dr. Barbara Fontanellaz, SFUVET Director 

12.00 pm | Standing lunch 

1.00 pm | Transfer rooms 1–5
1.45 pm | Transfer rooms 6–10

2.30 pm | How can vocational education and training contribute to sustainability targets? 
Panel discussion with Nicole Meier, Head of Vocational Education and Training Section, Swiss Employers' Association (SAV),  Adèle Thorens, Vaud Cantonal Councillor (Green Party) and President of OdA Umwelt, and Adrian Wüthrich, SFUVET Board Chairman 

3.10 pm | Is social sustainability in vocational education and training an illusion?
Prof. Dr. Isabelle Caprani, SFUVET, and Prof. Dr. Nadia Lamamra, SFUVET 

3.30 pm | Coffee break 

4.00 pm | The enduring value of vocational education and training 
Prof. Dr. Irene Kriesi, SFUVET, and Prof. Dr. Jürg Schweri, SFUVET 

4.30 pm | Speech 
Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, Head of EAER 

4.45 pm | Awarding of Enterprize 2022 

5.00 pm | Closing speech 
Dr. Barbara Fontanellaz, SFUVET Director 

5.05 pm | Networking 

Transfer Rooms 1–5

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 4
  • Session 5

Workplace training at Coop: self-driven learning that lasts

Annika Keller-Markoff, Head of Vocational Education and Training, Coop
Benni Lurvink, Head of Vocational Education and Training, Coop

Language: German | Interpreting services: French, Italian, English

Guidance on sustainable development in vocational education and training: SERI working tool for professional organisations seeking to strategically develop training programmes for upper-secondary vocational qualifications and tertiary level professional qualifications. 

Nicoletta Gullin, SERI project manager
Nathalie Imsand, SERI project manager 

Language: German | Interpreting services: French

How to successfully and sustainably integrate people with disabilities into the workplace? Employer suggestions for the workplace environment

Pascal Güntensperger, Executive Board member and Impulse campaign manager 

Language: German | Interpreting services: French

Learners help design climate protection measures at the workplace – Specific skills for sustainable development

Martin Vonlanthen, SFUVET
Mischa Kaspar, myclimate

Language: German | Interpreting services: French

ICT Scouts/Campus - Early recognition and sustained support of talent 

Rolf Schaub, Head of ICT Scouts/Campus 

Language: German | Interpreting services: French

Transfer Rooms 6–10

  • Session 6
  • Session 7
  • Session 8
  • Session 9
  • Session 10

Using innovative technologies to improve the long-term validity of professional competences 

Prof. Dr. Alberto Cattaneo, SFUVET 

Language: Italian | Interpreting services: German, French, English

How to make professional activities more sustainable? A guidance for both training and work

Dr. Regula Stucki, SFUVET
Nadine Gehrig, FOEN
Mirjam Tubajiki, FOEN

Language: German | Interpreting services: French

If you can see it, you can be it: encouraging young women to embrace entrepreneurial thinking 

Frederike Asael, Managing Partner Impact Hub Bern, Head of Diversity Programs
Michelle Baumann, project manager Girls Getting Started

Language: German | Interpreting services: French

 

BeLEARN – Focusing on the future of learning 

Dr. Katrin Müller, CEO BeLEARN 

Language: German | Interpreting services: French

 

Le SOUK: example illustrating the integration of sustainability in the pedagogical training of workplace trainers 

Nicolas Rebord, SFUVET
Sophie Murat, SFUVET
Johann Hefhaf, SFUVET
Sara Rebord, Psychologist, special needs educator
Pierre Aubert, Co-coordinator of sustainability platform run by the Canton of Vaud Department of Education, Youth and Culture (DFJC) 

Language: French | Interpreting services: German