24 février 2019

Top Higher Education Official Calls For More Vocational Education In Tennessee

Techno-News Blog The executive director of Tennessee’s Higher Education Commission, Mike Krause, says the agency will form a task force to see how local colleges and universities can meet employer demands. More...

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13 février 2019

Cedefop - What we do

HomeCedefop works to strengthen European cooperation and provide the evidence on which to base European VET policy. Cedefop’s added value is the high quality of its comparative analyses and expertise gathered through research and networking, which are used to:

  • Provide technical advice and propose ideas for VET policies;
  • Fill knowledge gaps and generating new insights that identify trends in and challenges for VET;
  • Increase awareness of VET’s image and importance;
  • Bring together policy-makers, social partners, researchers and practitioners to share ideas and debate the best ways to improve VET policies;
  • Support and encourage joint European approaches, principles and tools to improve VET. More...

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Cedefop - Press releases

‘Skillset and match’ (Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work) January issue is out!
The January 2019 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.
#CedefopPhotoAward 2018 winners announced!
Teams of vocational education and training (VET) learners from Italy, Hungary and Lithuania are the winners of this year’s #CedefopPhotoAward competition.
How effective is your country’s skills system? Cedefop’s new European skills index has the answers
Cedefop’s European skills index (ESI) makes understanding and analysing the performance of skills systems, within and across EU Member States, possible for the first time. The index was launched today at an event in Brussels.
‘Skillset and match’ (Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work) September issue is out!
The September 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. More...

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Cedefop - Magazine

HomeJanuary 2019
Skillset and match (Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work) – January 2019 issue 15

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Cedefop - Newsletters

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12 février 2019

EVBB - European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training

EVBB - European Association of Institutes for Vocational TrainingThe European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) is the European umbrella association of free and non-profit educational providers. 
Its objective lies in the qualitative improvement of vocational education and training in European countries and an increase in the efforts being carried out in education at a European level. More...

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EfVET is a unique European-wide professional association which has been created by and for providers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in all European countries. Its mission is to champion and enrich technical and vocational education and training through transnational co-operation by building a pan-European network of institutions. More...

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EUproVET - Vision


To become the principal VET-providers' organisation within the EU, the representative organisation for VET which is invariably consulted by the European Commission on issues relating to the achievement of the Lisbon goals, the subsequent targets emanating from the Copenhagen process and related policy. EUproVET aims to be a key driver for the achievement of current and future VET and Lifelong Learning targets across Europe through the facilitation of clear and consistent two-way communication between policy makers and VET providers at European level. As an important step to realising this ambition, EUproVET will support and assist with the establishment of VET-associations in other European countries.

Importance and value of VET

To ensure that the importance and value of VET in Europe is fully acknowledged, that the VET pathway achieves parity of esteem with other learning pathways and that this is reflected in the equitable and realistic distribution of public funding at European as well as at national level. To achieve this goal, it will also be necessary to promote the recognition of VET as being crucial to the welfare, cohesion and prosperity of European societies. It is essential that study advisors, parents and other stake-holders are effectively and comprehensively informed about the significant opportunities offered by VET.

Accommodating learner needs

To create learning environments which will provide students at all levels with appropriate challenges as well as opportunities for them to acquire knowledge, skills, competencies and competences through both learning through doing and theory. This dual approach is essential to ensuring that students neither underachieve nor leave school early and that, as adults, they are willing to return to education and training as often as necessary to enable them to achieve their full potential in a constantly changing world and to succeed in a competitive global labour-market. All young people should be able to pursue the educational pathway most suited to their aptitudes and aspirations, without feeling that they are, in any sense, taking a lesser option, whatever choices they make.

Recognition of Prior Learning

To promote and facilitate the extent to which prior learning is recognised, irrespective of how or where this is acquired, for the purpose of access, transfer, progression and certification. This is a key factor in ensuring that when learners of all ages wish to upgrade their qualifications, they are able to build on their existing knowledge, skills, competencies and competences, rather than being obliged to undertake additional education and training programmes which may not themselves add value to the individual.


To promote the recognition of VET as a legitimate and important access route to Higher Education, as well as directly to the labour market.


To promote transnational mobility for students, young workers/apprentices and staff within VET institutions as well as those involved in VET in the workplace. International experience will help to equip them for the global labour market as future employees or entrepreneurs or (in the case of staff) to enhance their professional practice.

Shared responsibility

To encourage employers, trade unions and other industry bodies to recognise their responsibilities as partners with VET institutions in relation to the development of a skilled workforce which is able to cope with current and future challenges. This goal requires the achievement of greater integration between the workplace and the education/training environment and enhanced co-operation on the design and implementation of VET education and training programmes. This will ensure that such programmes are as relevant as possible to the needs of the workplace whilst, at the same time, catering to the educational needs of individual workers from a citizenship, community and family perspective. More...

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