28 avril 2014

Millennial Survey 2014 - Ce que la Génération Y attend de l’entreprise

Pour la 3e année consécutive, le cabinet dévoile les conclusions de la Millennial Survey, une étude visant à cerner les attentes et les aspirations des futurs leaders issus de la Génération Y. S’appuyant sur un panel de plus de 7 800 personnes nées après 1983, dans plus de 26 marchés à travers le monde, le résultat est sans appel : 70 % de ceux que l’on nomme les « Millennials », ne s’identifient pas au modèle traditionnel de l’entreprise et se verraient plutôt travailler à leur compte. Un jugement surtout partagé par les pays émergents, et sans doute moins vrai dans les marchés dits « développés », où ils ne sont « que » 52 % à envisager un travail libéral. A l’origine de ce phénomène : des entreprises qui n’innovent pas assez, des thématiques sociales et éthiques trop en retrait et un manque de développement personnel.

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À l’heure des « Y », faut-il tout revoir dans l’enseignement et l’entreprise ?

http://www.headway-advisory.com/blog/wp-content/themes/headway/images/logo.jpgBlog Headway - Olivier Rollot. Observatoire des jeunes générations à l’Edhec, chaire KPMG Génération Talents à l’Essca, étude Millenial Survey (« Ce que la génération Y attend de l’entreprise ») chez Deloitte, les entreprises comme les grandes écoles s’emparent chaque jour un peu plus de ce sujet que sont les jeunes générations, ces jeunes nés après 1981 qu’on appelle les Y et maintenant les Z. «Des sondages montrent que 72% des jeunes ont l’intention de quitter leur entreprise dans les trois ans. Des départs qui représentent un coût très élevé pour les entreprises qui ont besoin de comprendre leurs plus jeunes salariés pour les retenir», explique Anne Zuccarelli, directrice entreprises et carrières de l’Edhec. Suite...

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EASQ – European Area of Skills and Qualifications

'Learning outcomes are here to stay but a lot of work remains to be done'. The latest issue of the magazine includes interesting articles on the ECVET network's life and on the latest developments on ECVET.
EASQ – European Area of Skills and Qualifications
The European Commission has launched a consultation on the European Area of Skills and Qualifications. This on-line consultation contains seven groups of issues - your active collaboration will help to inform the future of the European Area of Skills and Qualifications.
This public consultation remains open until 15.04.2014 and respondents are invited to fill the electronic questionnaire on the website: http://ec.europa. eu/dgs/education_culture/more_info/ consultations/skills_en.htm The European Commission is collecting perspectives from stakeholders such as governmental bodies, education and training providers, employers, federations of employers, trade unions, workers, public and private em - ployment services, chambers of industry, commerce and skilled crafts, qualification authorities, guidance services, youth work organisations, voluntary sector organisations and individual learners, teachers, trainers and experts. This will help to identify the problems faced by learners and workers in relation to the transparency and recognition of their skills and qualifications when moving wit - hin and between EU Member States; the adequacy of the related European policies and instruments; and the potential benefits of developing a “European Area of Skills and Qualifications”. The consultation covers a broad range of topics such as:
• How to place a stronger focus on higher and more relevant skills;
• Further strengthening the links between education/training, mobility and the labour market;
• Adapting to internationalisation trends
• Ensuring overall coherence of the European instruments and policies and further implementing the learning outcomes approach;
• Ensuring clarity of rules and procedures for the recognition of skills and qualifications for further learning;
• Increasing the focus on quality assurance;
• Providing learners and workers with a single access point to obtain information and services supporting a European Area of Skills and Qualifications. See more in ECVET Magazine No 18 (March 2014)...

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ESCO – European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations

'Learning outcomes are here to stay but a lot of work remains to be done'. The latest issue of the magazine includes interesting articles on the ECVET network's life and on the latest developments on ECVET.
ESCO – European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations.
ESCO is the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Quali - fications and Occupations. It identifies and categorises skills and competences, qualifications and occupations relevant for the EU labour market and education and training in 25 European languages. This facilitates cooperation between countries and supports the mobility of learners between countries and systems. The system provides occupational profiles shows links between occupations, skills, competences and qualifications. ESCO has been developed in an open IT format and is available for everyone to use free of charge.
It is an important instrument in the VET European panorama as it bridges the gap between the world of education and training and the labour market by introducing a standard terminology for occupations, skills, competences and qualifications. ESCO, as a standardised terminology, will make it easier to describe how occupations, skills, competences and qualifications are linked and connect to each other. ESCO developments reflect the on-going shift to learning outcomes taking place across Europe. The learning outcomes approach sets out what a jobseeker knows, understands and is able to do on completion of a learning process. It offers an alternative to the traditional emphasis on learning inputs (where a qualification is judged according to time spent in education, subjects studied and the location of the learning). These learning outcomes are commonly defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competences and this creates shared basic terminological principles to underpin ESCO. This shared terminology will facilitate dialogue between labour market and education and training stakeholders. To find out more about ESCO please follow this link: https://ec.europa.eu/esco/home. See more in ECVET Magazine No 18 (March 2014)...

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Thematic Seminars ‘Learning Outcomes’ and ‘Teachers and Trainers’

'Learning outcomes are here to stay but a lot of work remains to be done'. The latest issue of the magazine includes interesting articles on the ECVET network's life and on the latest developments on ECVET.
By Thierry Lefeuvre, ECVET TEAM. Thematic Seminars ‘Learning Outcomes’ and ‘Teachers and Trainers’.
The first session in Catalonia in February 2014 launched this innovative approach to the thematic seminar. It included presentations on the topics of study, brief presentations on national systems by the participants and discussions in workshops to formalise a series of conclusions. The involvement of the participants is central to the seminar and from this point of view the success was total.
From the discussions two points of agreement emerged: the agreement of supporting the employability of learners in all systems but a more balanced opinion on the objective of responding to the immediate needs of employers. One discussion point was the importance of 'soft skills' appeared. Their importance was not in doubt, but they were insufficiently taken into account in training and assessments because of the difficulty of expressing them in terms of assessable learning outcomes when they relate to individuals’ behaviour.
National realities and cultures have an impact on the expectations of profes - sional training systems e.g. in the training or learning assessment strategies. Of course, in these seminars no judg - ments are made on any particular system. The goal is to identify how learning can foster dialogue and understanding; and create transparent systems which are positive and encourage a lifelong process of recognition, transfer and accumulation of learning. See more in ECVET Magazine No 18 (March 2014)...

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The ECVET team’s new website and its future assessment: the floor is yours

'Learning outcomes are here to stay but a lot of work remains to be done'. The latest issue of the magazine includes interesting articles on the ECVET network's life and on the latest developments on ECVET.
By Tristan Reilly, ANFA / ECVET TEAM. The ECVET team’s new website and its future assessment: the floor is yours.
The ECVET Team’s new website was presented at the 2013 ECVET Forum in Prague and launched in September. The prime objective in refreshing the website was to make it more user-friendly and simpler, with the same high quality standards for information, resources and registration to ECVET events.
The main aims of the first version of the website were to create a network, a way to register for events and promote ECVET activities. To make it more user- oriented, the website is now focusing more on the use of ECVET. This will help beginners to better understand and explain the concept to their organisation, and allows people more familiar to ECVET to improve their knowledge. It also allows easier access to many more documents. The English version has been available since the launch of the website. The online French and German versions are expected soon.
The decision to connect the new website to the ECVET communities of practice website (launched at the 2013 ECVET Prague Forum) provides faster and easier access to the platform. This allows all ECVET users to exchange information on the following topics: ECVET for mobility; ECVET for lifelong learning; ECVET case studies and learning outcomes. A decision was also made to connect the ECVET Team website to the NetECVET website. This will help to ensure that the ECVET Team website becomes the starting point for an ECVET journey. See more in ECVET Magazine No 18 (March 2014)...

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ECVET - Customised seminar in Ljubljana

'Learning outcomes are here to stay but a lot of work remains to be done'. The latest issue of the magazine includes interesting articles on the ECVET network's life and on the latest developments on ECVET.
By Martine Levreux, ECVET TEAM. Customised seminar in Ljubljana.
In November 2013 a two days customised seminar in Ljubljana brought together the ECVET expert team from Slovenia and representatives from Slovenia’s Institute for Adult Education; Institute for VET; Ministry of Education, Sciences and Sport; Chamber of Industry and Commerce; Chamber of crafts and small business; and VET providers working in the field of mobility.
The seminar was designed to support the Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS) to coordinate Slovenia’s team of ECVET experts. It was an opportunity to sup - port the ECVET Slovenian experts in their work with other stakeholders who are implementing ECVET. The seminar began with an outline of how the Slovenian VET framework is integrating European tools based on the development of standards and competences. In Slovenia, there are two types of VET qualifications; one type that is acquired by following the school path (VET system) and the other type that can be acquired following the pathway that recognises non-formal learning. The National Professional Qualifications Act has connected both systems through the introduction of occupational standards which set out learning outcomes for each qualification in Slovenia. The learning outcomes approach is embedded in Slovenia’s education system and it is well accepted. As a result education programmes have moved from a content-based to an objectives-based approach...
Using ECVET for lifelong learning
The last session of the first day aimed to provide participants with more knowledge on using ECVET for horizontal and vertical mobility. ECVET can be seen as a tool that reduces barriers and provides opportunities for learners to move easily between different types of education, from one system to another, and from one qualification to another within the same sector/ system. ECVET can also be seen as a tool to facilitate individuals’ transition between different employment positions, companies, sectors and learning contexts (based on qualifications from either the formal sector or from the non-formal and informal sector). The first day focused on the strategies for ECVET implementation (fostering geographical mobility or lifelong learning) and the relevance of ECVET for end users. It also provided information on the context and challenges of ECVET in Slovenia. On the second day participants were asked to think more about the current state of play of ECVET in Slovenia and create an action plan. This included a brainstorming session which supported the ECVET experts and other stakeholders and led to a step-by-step implementation plan for Slovenia. Following these discussions, one of the key conclusions was the importance of using units of learning outcomes and ECVET to:
• upgrade occupational standards and curricula;
• recognise prior learning;
• increase geographical mobility.
The participants decided to produce a concept paper to further develop these three goals. This concept paper would then be presented to the relevant stakeholders in Slovenia. And finally the participants produced a “to do list “ in order to be clearer about who is doing what, including the development of a business and VET school network. . See more in ECVET Magazine No 18 (March 2014)...

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Learning outcomes are here to stay but a lot of work remains to be done - ECVET Magazine No 18

'Learning outcomes are here to stay but a lot of work remains to be done'. The latest issue of the magazine includes interesting articles on the ECVET network's life and on the latest developments on ECVET.
Edito - Question time - By Carlo Scatoli Policy Officer at the European Commission – Adult Education and Continuing VET.
Questions. For us who deal with ECVET and other European instruments on skills, credits, quality and qualifications, this is the season when question marks bloom.
Blooming started earlier for Europass, EQF and EQAVET, early enough for first answers to find their way to the public debate: the external evaluation reports are available on the Europa website (Cf. http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/more_info/evaluations/index_en.htm), as are the reports that the Commission submitted to the European Parliament and the Council (Cf. EQF http://ec.europa.eu/eqf/documentation_en.htm).
The first report on ECVET by an external evaluation team will soon be available, presenting findings, considerations, conclusions and recommendations. Five years after the adoption of its legal basis, it is the time for ECVET community to look back and reflect on itself. Is ECVET still relevant in the current policy context? Is there cooperation with other transparency tools? What is the benefit for learners and other stakeholders? Is ECVET supporting people in VET, is it helping them train abroad? Is it supporting their mobility? And many more – the terms of reference include 43 question marks.
Still, the report on ECVET that the Commission will submit in 2014 to the European legislative bodies will take advantage of further questions. This newsletter is released still within the four month span, from mid-De - cember 2013 to 15 April 2014, during which citizens and organisations are invited to participate in the open consultation on a European area of skills and qualifications (EA-SQ). I am sure many of you have contributed already and others will soon follow.
Just in case you have not yet received the invitation to participate in the open consultation on a European area of skills and qualifications, here is the link: http://ec.europa.eu/ dgs/education_culture/more_info/ consultations/skills_en.htm
The objective of the EA-SQ is to ensure that citizens who look for a job or further learning – anywhere in the European area – can trust that their skills and their qualifications will be appropriately understood, appreciated, recognised. This covers a great deal of situations – from recognition of foreign qualifications to good com - munication between jobseekers and employers. The purpose of ECVET is to allow people who develop skills in a training environment to have those skills recorded, assessed and certified as a credit that can be cumulated and transferred. This helps people by ma - king their learning opportunities more flexible, facilitating mobility across countries, transfer across sectors and institutions of education and training, compatibility with working life.
It looks very much like implementing ECVET in a satisfactory way does contribute to the objective of the EA-SQ, doesn’t it? If the knowledge, skills and competence you have developed are packed into “units of learning outcomes” – as we say in ECVET –, do they actually become easier to be understood, appreciated, recognised? What does the ECVET experience so far tell us about that? Such questions have been addressed in a special meeting of the ECVET Users’ Group on 13 March 2014. Representatives of countries and social partners have gone through the issues raised in the open consultation, focusing on what the ECVET experience could suggest. Their considerations will be gathered in a document that will be part of the response to the consultation.
The meeting on 13 March has been the first occasion to discuss such questions, others will follow: the Users Group meeting of 13-14 May will debate the final report of the external evaluation and the messages to convey to the European Parliament and the Council, which will also be tabled in the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Vocational Training of 3 June, on 17 June a dedicated conference will discuss the EA-SQ, and the ECVET Forum of 30-31 October will have its share of question marks on ECVET’s next steps, and a few steps beyond. That was a long introduction, now it is time for questions and answers. See more in ECVET Magazine No 18 (March 2014)...

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The NetECVET workshops - Workshop 5: Quality assurance

Special issue dedicated to the Joint ECVET conference held on 24-25 October 2013 in Brussels. Download ECVET Magazine No 17 - February 2014.
Article by Sibilla Drews, National LLP Agency, Germany. The NetECVET workshops
Workshop 5: Quality assurance   

ECVET supports quality in mobility. However, to ensure continuous improvement, the use of ECVET for geographical mobility must also be underpinned by quality assurance (QA) procedures. This relates to the ECVET mobility of individual learners as well as to the ECVET partnership.
The four-step procedure of the EQAVET quality circle (planning – implementation – evaluation – review) can be applied to specific mobility experience and to ECVET partnerships.
The mobility project ‘F.A.N.T.E.’ demonstrated which quality assurance tools were used during the different phases at the two different levels (mobility of individual learners and the ECVET partnership). F.A.N.T.E. stands for ‘Fostering and Teaching Entrepreneurship’. It is a mobility project dedicated to young students in IVET within the age of 16-18 in the field of culinary arts and tourist services. The project has experimented with all ECVET components based on the EQAVET quality cycle.
Three bilateral Memoranda of Understanding were signed with intermediary partners. They state the responsibilities and roles of each partner involved along with experimentation and identification of the basic rules for the assessment and recognition of learning outcomes. However, it was dif ficult to involve the competent authorities in the partner countries, and even in Italy.
First, units of learning outcomes were identified based on local training standards and according to the needs of the labour markets. The method, validation and recognition process was shared and agreed with international part - ners and the competent body in Italy. Assessment was the most complicated component. F.A.N.T.E. translated the existing assessment system into ECVET by putting a new assessment grid on top of the existing one which had to be kept.
After the first year (50 mobilities) a review was carried out with the assistance of the Italian national group of experts and the regional administration. Few adjustments to the assessment questionnaire were needed. Mid and long term evaluations followed. One of the biggest problems encountered was the lack of cooperation of the competent authorities abroad. Also, the fact that mobility periods were one way and not exchanges turned out to be problematic. ECVET experimentation can hardly be successful without reciprocal exchange. Finally, the lack of finance proved to be another problem. ECVET has multiple effects on the organisation of mobility and generally VET providers are not economically strong enough to face that without additional resources. The problems were not easy to handle, but could be solved.
The project ‘FANTE’: Partners from Malta, Germany and Spain received students from Italy in compulsory education and training between 16 and 18 years old.
Contact: AFP COLLINE ASTIGIANE Scarl Reg. San Rocco 74 Tel +39 0141 954079
Contact person: Mr. Matteo Gazzarata E-mail: Matteo.gazzarata@virgilio.it. See more in ECVET Magazine No 17 - February 2014.

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The NetECVET workshops

Special issue dedicated to the Joint ECVET conference held on 24-25 October 2013 in Brussels. Download ECVET Magazine No 17 - February 2014.
Article by Sibilla Drews, National LLP Agency, Germany. The NetECVET workshops   
Behind the NetECVET network is a group of 14 National Agencies for the Lifelong Learning Programme (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and the UK); coordinated by the German National Agency. The network promotes ECVET in the context of transnational mobility and supports the implementation process in the Member States through a bottom-up approach. It addresses VET practitioners and supports and guides them in the application of ECVET.
Over a period of two years, NetECVET carried out workshops across Europe to share experiences and collect good practice about how to work with ECVET in the context of learners’ mobility. This resulted in the development of the ECVET toolkit (see box). See more in ECVET Magazine No 17 - February 2014.

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