01 mai 2015

Germany - education made in Germany

HomeGermany ranks eighth in a list of most popular countries to study in, after USA and United Kingdom. Over 300 000 foreign students were enrolled in German universities in 2013/14 winter semester corresponding to 11.5% of total students. More...

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Ireland - Eircom to create 375 graduate and apprenticeship roles

HomeEircom, a main provider of telecommunications services in Ireland is to create 375 jobs over the next five years as part of the biggest large-scale recruitment programme the company has had in almost 30 years. More...

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Germany - university dropouts sought as skilled professionals

HomeAccording to Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung DZHW (German centre for research on higher education and science studies), the dropout rate among bachelor students is 28%. Rates tend to be higher in technical, mathematical and natural science subjects. The DZHW does not provide absolute figures. The nationwide number of university dropouts is estimated at 100 000 per year.
Are all of them underachievers? Not at all. More and more companies compete for these ex-students. ‘University dropouts are an important target group and their numbers are considerable’, says Vera Demary, project manager at Kompetenzzentrum für Fachkräftesicherung KOFA (Competence centre for safeguarding skilled labour supply) at the Cologne institute for economic research.
KOFA has identified university dropouts as its special focus for the current funding period. According to Demary, so far only individual companies and model projects focus on this particular target group.
Further, Germany’s education minister Johanna Wanka announced an initiative aimed at winning over university dropouts for occupational careers in crafts.
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Croatia - comprehensive curricular reform on its way

HomeIn February 2015, an expert group for implementing comprehensive curricular reform for early and pre-school, primary and secondary education started their work. The reform will follow an education, science and technology strategy, soon to be adopted by the Croatian government. More...

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TED talk of the coordinator of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network

HomeWatch the TED talk of the coordinator of the European Lifelog Guidance Policy Network, Raimo Vuorinen, on how guidance helps people navigate professional life and fulfil their careers. More...

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Local community seeks Cedefop’s expertise

HomeIn April, Cedefop experts made presentations at information days organised by the vice-mayors of two municipalities in the Thessaloniki area.
Both events focused on career prospects, guidance, and skills and occupations in demand, in view of Greece's difficult economic situation and the most recent technological and social developments. They addressed  pupils of the municipalities’ high schools and their parents and teachers. More...

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Cedefop reviews VET data in European countries on the way to 2020

HomeDid you know that adult participation in lifelong learning is almost three times the European Union (EU) average in Denmark? Or that 68% of enterprises in Estonia provide training (compared to 66% in the EU), and the percentage of early leavers from education and training in France is lower than the EU average?
You can find statistical information on vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning in European countries in Cedefop’s updated 2014 report.
On the way to 2020: data for vocational education and training policies – Country statistical overviews illustrates progress on 33 indicators selected for their policy relevance and contribution to Europe 2020 objectives. More...

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Austrian Consul visits Cedefop

HomeAustrian Consul in Athens Christian Vlazny discussed opportunities of cooperation with Cedefop during a visit to the agency on 23 April. Mr Vlazny expressed his interest in Cedefop’s work to support Member States and focused on direct benefits of vocational education and training (VET) policies for the European citizen. More...

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DGVT meeting in Riga discusses key targets for 2020

Home‘The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.’ With this quote by American writer Alvin Toffler, Dr Juris Binde, President of Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, ended his speech at the meeting of Directors General for vocational education and training (DGVT), hosted by the Latvian EU Presidency in Riga (20-21 April). More...

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Germany - investigating success of young people from migrant backgrounds

HomeA new analysis conducted by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) based on a survey covering 5 500 young people aged 18 to 24 shows that young people with migrant backgrounds are nearly as successful in dual vocational education and training (VET) as their counterparts not from migrant backgrounds. More...

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