IVETA (International Vocational Education and Training Association) is a network of vocational educators.  The network includes vocational skills training organizations, business and industrial firms, and other individuals and groups interested or involved in vocational education and training worldwide. IVETA is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of high-quality vocational education and training throughout the world.

IVETA is working to create a new era in communication among vocational educators across the globe. Members include practitioners, researchers, and students in the field of vocational education and training as well as institutions, organizations, and companies actively engaged in human resource development. Click here to read IVETA's Mission and Vision.

Message from the IVETA President

I am honored and pleased to assume the duties of President of IVETA for the years 2019 to 2020. I thank Past President Bob Mahlman for the work he has done over the past two years.

Another year has passed and another year has come. I wish you all happy New Year. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new vice presidents of the regions, and I would like to see them demonstrate and play a pro active role in promoting IVETA in their  region.

I am proud to be part of the association that understands the importance of TVET and supports the same mission. I have several goals I wish to accomplish during my presidency. In my view, the most important step we can take is to strengthen the administrative committee and set targets. 

My list of areas to undertake include:

  • Membership
  • Conference management
  • Journal
  • Outreach to other societies
  • Outreach to Industry
  • Regional conference
  • Marketing budget
  • IVETA certification program

We need to establish long term and short term goals for IVETA  with objective measures of success. I intend to develop management policies and procedures that will assure the integrity of the income and continued success of our conferences.

We need to do more on our marketing activities to increase our membership and at the same time increase revenue. Membership drive committees would be setup in each region and more outreach programs would be planned across the globe. IVETA needs to diversify its activities in order to generate more revenue and play an active role in promoting TVET worldwide.

There is a suggestion that IVETA explore an opportunity to work with an established training provider to introduce a certification program that will have the IVETA trade mark.

The role of Executive Director will be reevaluated, we would like to hear member’s opinion how the position is still relevant to the development of IVETA. We need to streamline the job function of each division and to ensure there are no redundant roles.

May God pour love and care on you. Happy New Year.

BAHA Abdullah

IVETA President


In order to serve members in all parts of the world, IVETA is made of Regions, each representing a distinct area. Click on the name of the Region to go to that Region's Web page.

Regions include:

Eastern and Western Africa

Southern Africa

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Latin America and Caribbean

Middle East and North Africa

South Asia

East Asia and the Pacific


North America


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