The Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has taken the lead in developing and managing an international consortium to promote the export of U.S. TVET goods and services around the world.
The objectives of the consortium are as follows:
- To inform U.S. public, private, and non-government providers of career and technical education (CTE) equipment, software, and technical assistance services to the opportunities and importance of exporting these services internationally.
- To facilitate collaboration amongst CTE providers of different and unique expertise that will lead to greater potential of success.
- To share information on CTE structure, reforms and activities in other countries.
In order to accomplish these objectives, ACTE and the consortium will develop products and services such as:
- Automated Database--Available online and accessible only to Consortium members, this database will include: (a) opportunities financed by major bilateral, multilateral and national agencies that U.S. TVET suppliers can access as well as related international TVET events/conferences and TVET strategy documents; and (b) U.S. suppliers of TVET goods and services designed to promote and stimulate increased coordination between U.S. suppliers to place them in a stronger position to compete in the international arena.
- International Procurement Databases--Provision of access to the United National Development Program automated database of procurement announcements from major multilateral and bilateral funding agencies.
- Training and Orientation--Provision of training workshops for Consortium members on how to track and submit expressions of interest, develop proposals, negotiate contracts, and implement international projects.
- Marketing Materials--Development of marketing materials on high-demand TVET topics to promote U.S. TVET products and services in the international arena.
- Promotion--Promotion of U.S. TVET products and services at international events and national events and conferences.
Join the Consortium
The International TVET Consortium is a membership organization that consists of three membership categories.
- Full Members —This Includes U.S. organizations/firms which are interested in the export TVET goods and services. They have access to all Consortium: (a) electronic information/databases, and (b) marketing materials at no cost based on an annual subscription of USD $500.
- Affiliate Members — These include U.S. organizations/firms which are interested in the international export of TVET goods and services. They have access to all Consortium: (a) electronic information/databases, and (b) marketing materials (at actual cost of reproduction), based on an annual subscription of USD $250.
- Individual Members — These include US Citizens or Legal Residents who are interested in working on international projects, and want to list their qualifications in the USATVET data base so institutions/companies developing international proposals are aware of their interest. The cost of individual membership is USD $75 per year. This allows individuals to access and enter their qualifications on the USATVET “supply” data base, automatically receive USATVET hot line alerts, and attend USATVET orientation/training events at no cost. This membership does not allow access to the USATVET demand data base which is designed for institutions/agencies.
Sample Data Files
Automated Database--Available online and accessible only to Consortia members, this database will include: (a) opportunities financed by major bilateral, multilateral and national agencies that U.S. TVET suppliers can access as well as related international TVET events/conferences and TVET strategy documents; and (b) U.S. suppliers of TVET goods and services designed to promote and stimulate increased coordination between U.S.suppliers to place them in a stronger position to compete in the international arena (click here to see samples of demand and supply information).
- Demand: Projects
- Demand: Conference
- Demand: National Initiative
Founding Members include: Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE), The Ohio State University Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE),vFHI 360, National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI), Career and Technical Education Consortium of States (CTECS), American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Scarcliffe Associates, EduTeq, KUDER Inc., and Lab Volt. These institutions paid a substantial initiation fee to help establish the Consortium, and pay the annual Full Member subscription of USD $500. They have full access to all Consortium electronic information/databases and marketing materials at no cost, form the Policy Board of the Consortium, and have voting rights for approval of Consortium Policy, and Annual Action Plan.
To join, complete the following membership form, and forward it to ACTE. You will then receive a temporary log-in name and password to allow you access to the automated databases and you will be placed on a mailing list to alert you to further development of products and services as they are rolled out in the coming months
Click Here to Download Membership Application
For more information, or if you have any questions about the Consortium, please contact
, ACTE’s Deputy Executive Director. He can also be reached at 703-683-9341.
Note: Information in the TVET System represents a summary from multiple original data sources, and while every effort is made to ensure the information is accurate and up to date, the Consortium cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data. As such all users of the TVET System are encouraged to review original data sources noted in the database.