Conference Spotlight -October 2019 Newsletter


Evaluating Post-Secondary Vocational Education and Qualifications: Common Challenges in Sweden and Norway 

Representatives from Norway and Sweden will co-present on the challenges of evaluating post-secondary vocational education and qualifications… the wild west of post-secondary vocational education and qualifications. The presentation will highlight common features such as the commitment both countries have to support the integration of immigrants by recognizing their education/skills. They will also highlight the focus on the labor market rather than further studies when evaluating post-secondary education. Norway and Sweden share a flexible approach to recognizing vocational education (and qualifications), and this often requires thinking outside the traditional credential evaluation box. Finally, they will briefly share some information on the UNESCO World Reference Levels, which the two countries are piloting along with South Africa and Scotland.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – 10:30am-11:45am


It’s a Recognition World

The number of mobile students has increased from 1,8 million in 2000 to 7,0 million in 2020, and it is expected to grow even more in the next decade. For this reason, “it’s a recognition world.” There is a lot going on, in all the regions of the world and on a global scale. This session will examine current trends in the recognition landscape at a global level.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – 2:30pm-3:30pm


Digitalization and Blockchain

People move, and qualifications should move with them. Contemporary technology, especially blockchain, is a powerful tool to support mobility and recognition, and to allow simple, secure and certified use of digital credentials. This session will examine how blockchain presents a “student-centered approach,” maintaining “security and privacy with the holder of the qualification as the sole owner of the information.”

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – 10:30am-11:45am

In this Edition:

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About Author


Shereen has been conducting research on educational credentials from precedent and non-precedent source countries and reviewing documents for evaluations for internationally educated physiotherapists for over 6 years. Prior to her experience at CAPR, Shereen worked as an Outreach Liaison Specialist at Job Skills supporting newcomers and immigrants in York Region. Shereen holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Communication, Culture and Information Technology from the University of Toronto and a post-graduate certificate in Corporate Communications from Seneca College. Shereen also co-presented at the TAICEP 2016 conference in Chicago on the following topic "Increasing Pre-Arrival Support for Internationally-Educated Professionals in a Culture of Openness and Transparency." She also recently presented at the 2017 conference on education fraud and degree mills, and is currently the Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee at TAICEP.


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