Mission, vision and functions


To develop a permanent learning and South-South and Triangular Cooperation community among national vocational training institutions, disseminating knowledge, experiences and good practices in the field of vocational training and human resources development.


To be a global centre of excellence articulating a network of national vocational training and education for work institutions.


  • To promote and strengthen horizontal cooperation for the institutional development and modernization of vocational training among Latin America and Caribbean countries and between the Americas and other regions in the world.
  • To contribute to the design and management of vocational training public policies in line with the decent work programme and in the framework of national plans and strategies defined between the ILO and governments and employers' and workers' organizations.
  • To develop a learning and knowledge management community in vocational training through the critical retrieval, systematization and dissemination of information, experiences and technological innovations.
  • To promote research related to the institutionalization of training that meet the requirements of efficiency, competitiveness, productivity, quality, social equity and respect for international labour standards.