10 novembre 2017

Here is what Europeans think of vocational education and training!

Home Cedefop has published the report of its first European opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET). The survey provides an unprecedented perspective on citizens’ opinions on awareness, attractiveness, experience and effectiveness of VET in the European Union (EU). More...

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Cyprus: accreditation and upgrading of the post-secondary institutes of vocational education and training

Home The post-secondary institutes of vocational education and training (PSIVET) were accredited in April 2017 by the Quality Assurance and Certification Agency for Higher Education as public schools of higher vocational education and training. More...

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Finland: VET still popular despite slight decrease in applicants

Home All applicants for secondary education (ISCED 3) in Finland use a joint application system. In the spring of 2017, 54% of candidates applied to vocational education and training (VET) programmes and 46% to general programmes in upper secondary education. In recent years, VET applications have slightly decreased (56% in 2016). More...

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The future of VET is now

Home The 26th annual international conference of the European Forum for Vocational Education and Training (EfVET), which was held in Thessaloniki from 25 to 28 October, focused on ‘aligning work and education to the future’. More...

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29 octobre 2017

Egyptian Vocational Education Largely Fails the Country’s Youth

Five years have passed since Mohammed el-Sayed graduated from the Industrial Secondary School’s electricity department in Assiut, 350 kilometers south of Cairo. Contrary to his expectations, he hasn’t been able to get a job in his specialty. More...

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23 septembre 2017

Students & staff suffer in VET wash up (Advocate 24 02)

During the fevered height of VET FEE-HELP rorting linked to unscrupulous private for-profit providers, the true scale of the costly debacle proved hard to keep up with.
On an almost weekly – if not daily – basis, fresh horror stories emerged involving the scamming of millions in taxpayer dollars, recruiters targeting the vulnerable, and students being stranded with half-finished, or useless, qualifications and significant debts. More...

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19 septembre 2017

Vocational education goes green!

European Commission logoGreen skills are more and more in demand on the labour market, and those who acquire them increase their employability substantially, while also helping to protect the planet. Many Erasmus+ projects are contributing to both of these efforts, through VET schools and employers. Many different aspects of environmental protection - such as renewable energy, eco-building or green transports - and many different professions are involved. More...

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13 septembre 2017

Cedefop presents cooperation on qualifications frameworks at TVET conference

Home Cedefop took part in a large-scale international conference on ‘skills on the move: global trends, local resonances’, organised by UNESCO, the People’s Republic of China and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on 4-6 July in Tangshan, China.
The conference was designed to take stock of progress and challenges since the third international congress on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Shanghai in 2012 and identify promising policies and practices to enhance TVET’s contribution to sustainable development. More...

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VET researchers meet practitioners

Home A first formal encounter between vocational education and training (VET) researchers and practitioners, organised jointly by UNESCO/UNEVOC and Cedefop, took place at the United Nations campus in Bonn on 18 July. 
The activity brought together over 60 participants from EU Member States and social partners, Iran, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, South Africa, Costa Rica and Nigeria to share their diverse contexts on issues of common concern
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European vocational skills week: gearing up for more success in 2017

Home Following the resounding success of the first European vocational skills week in 2016, a second instalment will take place in Brussels and across Europe in 2017 (20 to 24 November). The week, organised by the European Commission, with Cedefop as one of the partners, aims to showcase vocational education and training’s excellence. More...

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