The Changing Landscape of TVET Institutions: Opportunities Disguised As Challenges

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“The Changing Landscape of TVET Institutions: Opportunities Disguised As Challenges”
Date: March 25 – 29,, 2019
Location: Houston, Texas USA
CEUs: 3.0

Globally, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is undergoing dramatic and rapid change. For many, that change is seen as a threat. But for the optimists among us, the change represents enormous opportunity. For our students, change means more meaningful activities, greater levels of engagement, and higher levels of learning outcomes. For low-income students, first-generation students and students of developing countries, the changes represent hope and possibility. For faculty, change represents new ways of working with colleagues that may be more stimulating and exciting. Change also represents new approaches to teaching that allow faculty deeper levels of engagement with students. For institutions, change represents opportunities to cast off old models and build a more sustainable institutional future. Change offers new possibilities for organization and structure. Change can create 21st century models of TVET institutions, more responsive and adaptable than the legacy structures from the last century.

About the Workshop

In our workshop in Houston, we will explore a number of ways that challenges can be viewed as opportunities. We will continue to focus, as we have for the last several years, on changing models of student success: predictive analytics, pathways, intrusive advising, etc. We’ll be reporting on the outcomes from the international best practices of competency based education, (CBE), as well as providing reports from our emerging trends (ET) work and women factors in TVET. We will also be looking at faculty issues and concerns such as shared governance, contingent faculty, new approaches to professional development, support for department chairs, etc. We’ll be considering other campus-wide issues such as free speech, sexual harassment, collaboration with student affairs, and a variety of others.

In cooperation with Texas Southern University College of Continuing Education, Americas Empowerment Institute deliberately designs a wide-ranging focus in our program to provide choices and variety that will appeal to our very mixed audience. We also plan a participant-only track within the program to offer opportunities for participants to work with other participants on issues of special interest to them. We hope you will
join us for a rich and substantive workshop in the gorgeous Pacific Southwest.

Target Audience

Registrars, Rectors, Directors, Deputy-Directors, Provosts, Federal Ministries of Education, National Commission for Colleges of Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Operators, Polytechnics and Technical Universities

The workshop will run from March 25 – 29, 2019 as follows:

  • Arrival and Registration | Sunday March 4, 2019
  • Presentations and workshop interactive | Monday 25, 2019 | 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m
  • Presentations and workshop interactive | Tuesday 26, 2019 | 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m
  • NASA Site Visit | Wednesday 27, 2019 | 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m
  • Technical and workshop interactive | Thursday 28, 2019 | 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m
  • Graduation and Certificate Ceremony | Friday 29, 2019 | 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m


The workshop registration fee is $2,500. The amount will cover workshop materials, snacks and lunches for the meeting days. Fees due in full ten days in advance of the first day of the workshop. By Check: Please make payment in US dollar payable to “Americas Empowerment Institute” By wire transfer: If payment is by wire transfer, please remit using the following information:

Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A
Address: 420 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA
Swift/BIC Code: WFBIUS6S
RTN/ABA code: 121000248
Account Number: 7705830920

The Workshop shall hold at the Sleep Inn and Suites, 4810 Alpine Dr. Stafford, TX 77477 USA.Tel:1.281.494.0001. Website: While participants are generally advised to lodge at Sleep Inn and Suites for discounted rates, AEMPIN shall negotiate favorable rates in a number of the other hotels and lodges that are located close enough to the workshop venue. When this is done, we recommend that prospective delegates should please indicate their preference and confirm their room booking with the AEMPIN early enough.

In addition to highly rated academic experience, participants receive free ipad, discounted hotel rate, local transportation, discounted health care, international phone card, 3.0 CEUs certificate of completion and world class experience in Houston, Texas USA!


Please visit Conference Registration and select “The Changing Landscape of TVET Institutions: Opportunities Disguised As Challenges” March 24-30, 2019. and register

For more information, please contact Ms Nicheeka Smith, Communications Manager at 1.281.818.9307 or email:

Americas Empowerment Institute “AEMPIN” is a world leading capacity building institute with over 17 years experience in providing specialized and highly rated training workshops in the areas of information technology, utility, governance, regulation, law, leadership, management, finance, public procurement and telecommunications. AEMPIN is a public, non-political, non-profit educational institute serving a global constituency.

Since 2003, in cooperation with Texas Southern University, AEMPIN has trained over 20,000 officials from 51 countries and conduct training both in the U.S. and abroad. AEMPIN also provides consulting and certification services to developing nations in the empowerment methodology and the designing of their economic and governmental policies, in efforts to further support and promote good and efficient governance through emerging trends and global best practices.