29 janvier 2013

L’Etat et la Région s’engagent pour promouvoir l’égalité professionnelle

La région Centre fait partie des neuf régions retenues pour conduire des expérimentations en tant que « territoires de l’excellence dans le domaine de l’égalité hommes-femmes ». Sur ce sujet, des marges de progrès existent au regard du constat partagé par l’Etat et la Région. Les hommes gagnent 37% de plus en moyenne que les femmes en région Centre. La durée de chômage reste plus longue pour les femmes en dépit de la hausse de leur niveau de formation. Surtout, les bénéficiaires d’un congé parental voient leur carrière durablement impactée: le taux d’activité passe de 71% pour les femmes mères d’un enfant à 53% pour celles qui ont trois enfants.
Faciliter le retour à l’emploi après un congé parental

Dans le cadre des expérimentations qui seront menées sur quatre bassins d’emploi dès 2013, la Région s’emploiera notamment à faciliter le retour à l’emploi des bénéficiaires de congé parental, sans emploi, bénéficiant du CLCA (complément de libre choix d’activité). Dans ce but, une formation individualisée spécifique sera conçue afin d’aider les demandeurs d’emploi ou bénéficiaires de minima sociaux concernés à retrouver un emploi ou à créer leur propre entreprise.
Consolider l’égalité professionnelle dans les PME

L’Etat (DIRECCTE Centre) pour sa part coordonnera un ensemble d’actions pour renforcer l’égalité professionnelle entre les salariés hommes et femmes dans les TPE-PME. Il est ainsi prévu d’analyser les accords d’entreprises déjà signés pour repérer les bonnes pratiques transférables. Suite de l'article...
The Central Region is one of nine regions used to conduct experiments as "areas of excellence in the field of gender equality." On this topic, room for improvement exists with regard to the view shared by the State and the Region. More...

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Opca 3+ s'engage pour la GPEC et le handicap

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Les partenaires sociaux des Industries de l’Ameublement, du Bois, des Matériaux pour la Construction et l’Industrie et de l’Inter-secteurs Papiers Cartons ont signé, le 11 octobre 2012 avec l’Etat, un accord cadre national portant sur un Engagement de développement de l'emploi et des compétences (EDEC).
Conclu pour une durée de 28 mois, du 1er septembre 2012 au 31 décembre 2014, cet accord est destiné aux entreprises (PME/PMI) des trois inter-secteurs et dont le capital humain est fragilisé en raison de difficultés économiques et/ou industrielles. Il a pour objectif général de permettre un développement de l’emploi en assurant une meilleure adéquation entre les compétences des salariés et les besoins des entreprises. Suite de l'article...
Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes) Sóisialta Tionscail comhpháirtithe Troscán, Adhmad, Ábhair Foirgníochta agus Tionscail agus cártaí páipéar Idir-earnála a síníodh 11 Deireadh Fómhair, 2012 leis an Stát, a chomhaontú creatlaí náisiúnta maidir le tiomantas d'fhorbairt na fostaíochta agus scileanna (EDEC). Níos mó...

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Fairness For Struggling Students Act Would Reform Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Rules

collegeBy Tyler Kingkade. Three U.S. Senators unveiled legislation Wednesday to reverse a 2005 change in bankruptcy laws that makes it nearly impossible to have private student loan debt discharged.
The Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2013 is cosponsored by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jack Reed (D-Ill.). For Durbin, a high-ranking Democrat, it's the return of legislation he authored in the previous session of Congress.
Student loans are the largest form of consumer debt, topping $1 trillion nationally, but they're the only type not eligible for bankruptcy. Rich Williams, a former higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, described private student debt as "a special circle of bankruptcy hell reserved for dads who avoid child support and tax evaders." Read more...

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Colleges realign programs to meet employers' needs

By Ellie Ashford. People go to a community college to help secure a well-paying job, but there’s often a mismatch between students’ goals and what employers in their communities need.
This is one of the challenges addressed by the American Association of Community Colleges21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. The commission's landmark report, Reclaiming the American Dream, found “an overabundance of both adult and younger students planning to enroll in low-demand fields and a corresponding shortage of students planning to enroll in high-demand fields paying a family-supporting wage.”
However, a growing number of two-year colleges are tackling that issue by better aligning educational programs with the local labor market, strengthening student advising services and creating alternative, flexible programs to get students onto a productive career path. Read more...

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Education USA Building Bridges between Caribbean Students and U.S. Higher Education

Bridgetown Barbados...Jan. 28, 2013 -- Though small in terms of population and geographical size, the Caribbean looms large when it comes to taking advantage of educational opportunities in the United States.
The Caribbean is one of the highest “sending regions” in the world to U.S. universities and colleges and Maria Mercedes Salmon, Regional Education Advising Coordinator for Education USA, intends to see that it remains so.
Speaking during a recent familiarization and networking trip to the region, Salmon said:
“Per capita, it’s very high compared to other huge regions or countries like Brazil – with the large population that they have, they are sending approximately 9,000 students a year. When you analyze that ratio, it’s much lower than what the Caribbean is sending.”
In fact, the Institute of International Education’s 2012 Open Doors report shows that there were 10, 987 Caribbean students in the United States last year. This topped the numbers from many other places with much larger populations such as Nigeria (7,028), Australia (3,848) and Germany (9,347). Read more...

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Moscow-Dubai-Berlin: the new education hub

Rossiyskaya GazetaExperts suggest that Russia may become the global business education hub for Eastern Europe, along with Dubai for the Middle East and Berlin for Central Europe. The topic was discussed at the “BRICS Management Model and Challenge of Training Multifunctional Managers” roundtable discussion at the recent Gaidar Forum in Moscow.
Business education in the BRICS countries has substantially increased in the last 12 years. Back in 2000, BRICS accounted for only 8 percent of the GMAT exams taken around the world, but that figure has risen to 33 percent in 2012. China and India lead the way, accounting for 95 percent of all tests taken by BRICS residents.
President of the Association of MBAs, Sir Paul Judge, notes that, rather than general MBA programs, developing nations are more interested in specific training programs for entrepreneurship, family business, diversified conglomerates, state corporations and marketing in rapidly growing economies. Read more...

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D-Setara rating to evaluate universities' learning and teaching processes

New Straits Times OnlineBy Koi Kye Lee. A new rating system known as the Discipline-Based Rating System (D-Setara) initiative has been introduced to rate the quality of learning and teaching of undergraduates.
It will cover four disciplines: Engineering; Tourism and Hospitality; Medical, Dental and Pharmacy as well as Health Sciences.
Implemented by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the four areas of study were chosen as the disciplines were underlined in the government’s education initiatives of the National Key Economic Areas.
The implementation of the D-Setara rating system is aimed at ensuring continuous improvement to the quality and competitiveness of higher learning institutions. Read more...

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Warwick International Programme in the Leadership and Management of Higher Education

LogoWarwick International Programme in the Leadership and Management of Higher Education, Warwick, UK (7-20 April 2013)
The University of Warwick is holding its ‘International Programme in the Leadership and Management of Higher Education’ from 7 to 20 April. The Warwick IPLM is an intensive two-week programme for university leaders and senior managers from within and outside the UK. It is aimed at academic and non-academic managers and designed to provide opportunities to explore strategic issues and management challenges in international higher education management with experienced professionals. To find out more, please visit the programme website.

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Destination Europe Conference

LogoDestination Europe Conference, Cambridge (Massachusetts), USA (22 February 2013)
The European Commission’s next Destination Europe Conference will take place in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 22 February. Destination Europe is a forum for European research organisations, funders and industry to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world. The conference showcases Europe’s research and innovation culture and enables participants to learn about opportunities, ask questions, network and discuss with people who have chosen to work in Europe. Destination Europe is a joint initiative of the European Union and its member states. To find out more or to register by 5 February 2013, please visit the conference website.

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Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU outlines education and research priorities

LogoAt the beginning of January, Ireland took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Cyprus. Outlining Ireland’s education priorities for the EU Presidency Ireland’s Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D. said: “Ensuring sustainable growth and jobs is the main theme of Ireland’s EU Presidency, and education and training have a key role to play in this and in tackling the unemployment crisis.”
The Irish Presidency said it had identified the following ‘legislative priorities’ for education during the course of the Presidency:

In terms of priority topics, the Presidency said there would be a focus on the social dimension of higher education. National Qualification Frameworks and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) would also be another priority area. In addition to a Presidency conference on ‘quality assurance in qualifications frameworks’, there would also be a focus on how employment sector actors are engaged in quality assurance and on quality assuring learning outcomes in relation to the needs of the labour market. The Presidency programme also highlights that the Commission’s recent communication on ‘Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes’ will “inform consideration of wider education reform’s”. The adoption of Council conclusions responding to the Communication would be proposed for the February 2013 Education Council. In terms of Research and Innovation, the Presidency’s programme outlines that it is aiming for agreement on Horizon 2020, the EU programme for research and innovation (within the context of overall agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework). In addition to an agreement on the two dossiers that make up the EIT proposal, it said it would attach strong importance to the European Research Area. Reflecting the “priority attached to boosting the Union’s innovation capacities”, the Presidency said it would host a number of conferences in Dublin in  2013 aimed at supporting this objective. Innovation would also be one of the main topics of the informal Competitiveness Council. Download the Irish Presidency Programme here.

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