WG3.4 Professional, Higher and Vocational Education in ICT

Working Group 3.4 is focused on higher, professional and vocational education in ICT – education leading towards careers or professional development in some form of computing.   Our goal is to promote the acquisition and updating of appropriate ICT knowledge and expertise by all whose working environment requires contact with computer-based systems.  We aim to consider the nature, content and method of delivery of professional and vocational education within the ICT sector, which will enable learners to achieve their employment expectations, and to foster lifelong learning in ICT-related areas.

Recent activities

The Working group is involved in TC3 and IFIP events yearly, organizing workshops or symposia, and participating in paper sessions in conferences. 


Stakeholders and Information Technology in Education: SaITE 2016 in Guimarães, Portugal, Symposium Stakeholders of Education on ICT4D: Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable development Goals. 


World Conference on Computers in Education: WCCE2017 in Dublin, Ireland, Symposium ICT4D, Education and Sustainable Development.


Open Conference on Computers in Education: OCCE.2018 in Linz, Austria. Participation in the Austrian Panel on ICT and Vocational Education. 


The working conference on Sustainable ICT, Education and Learning

Sanzibar April 2019, Website:  https://suza2019.org


The working conference was organized  in collaboration with other TC3 WGs and The State University of Zanzibar. It brought together researchers, students, teachers, entrepreneurs and policy makers that deal with the issues on ICT, education, and learning, especially in the Global South. It took place on 25th – 27th April, 2019, in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The working conference gathered about 40 participants from different continents and included 28 session paper presentations, a keynote by Mr. Aape Pohjavirta from Funzi, a mobile learning company based in Finland, and demonstrations from State University of Zanzibar.


Chairs and organizers:

Prof. Mikko Ruohonen University of Tampere, Finland 

Dr Nicholas Mavengere Tampere University of Technology,  Finland 

Dr Jaana Holvikivi, Espoo, Finland

Vice Chancellor Idris Rai, State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania

Mr Said Yunus, State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania


 The conference  publication is available at:  https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-28764-1


Future events


OCCE 2020 Mumbai, India, January 6 to 8, 2020


WCCE 2021, Hiroshima, Japan, 23 to 26 August 2021



Book of abstracts and program
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.6 MB