07 décembre 2016

Slovenia - new guidelines for VET programme development

HomeGuidelines for upper secondary VET programmes and Guidelines for higher VET programmes serve as a framework for the development of VET programmes. They define the objectives, curriculum structure, duration, and completion for each education level; they are also the basis for preparing, quality assessment and adoption of new or renewed education programmes. More...

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Austria - new format for final exam in higher vocational education

HomeFrom the school year 2015/16, all colleges of higher vocational education (BHS, five-year vocational pathway at the upper secondary level) in Austria have been using a new form of the matriculation and diploma exam (Reife- und Diplomprüfung) ([1]). This new form has its legal basis in the 2010 amendment to the School Education Act and in the 2015 amendment to the examination regulation. More...

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Finland - Employers value VET

HomeOne of the biggest challenges, according to employers, is how to improve the image of VET and how to ensure it meets the demands of tomorrow’s workplaces. While learning close to practice, leading to skills that can be used directly after graduation, is seen as strength, the lack of motivation among students and the low proportion of work-based learning are seen as weaknesses. More...

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Austria - dual vocational education and training - a successful VET pathway

HomeAs a result of demographic changes, the heterogeneity of apprenticeship beginners, competition from school-based VET programmes, and image problems, apprenticeship training has come under increasing pressure in recent years. More...

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27 novembre 2016

Cedefop policy learning forum on professional development of teachers and trainers

Home Cedefop will present evidence on policies and practice to support initial and continuing professional development of VET teachers and trainers in enterprises to address today’s challenges and ensure quality VET, especially in the context of work-based learning and apprenticeship. More...

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21 novembre 2016

Re-branding ‘second class’ universities of technology

By Sharon Dell. More than 10 years after its creation, the university of technology sector in South Africa continues to be dogged by a crisis of identity and perceptions of second-class status. Read more...

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20 novembre 2016

EURASHE annual conference 2017

Logo of the Bologna ProcessEURASHE will organise its 27th Annual Conference titled ‘Professional Higher Education 4.0: A Change for Universities of Applied Sciences‘ in Le Havre (France) on 30-31 March 2017. It is organised by EURASHE and the IUT of Le Havre with the Assemblée des Directeurs d’Institut Universitaire de Technologie (ADIUT). More...

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BEEHiVES consulting workshops

Logo of the Bologna ProcessThe BEEHiVES project is designed to address cooperation and collaboration barriers in the strategic partnership triangleHVET/PHE institutions, employers/labour markets and students – to contribute to the development of skills relevant to labour market needs and equip students with the knowledge and skills relevant for their long-term employability, entrepreneurship and personal development. The project reflects developments within the EHEA and will make a significant contribution to the Modernisation Agenda. More...

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16 novembre 2016

VET FEE-HELP is dead (Advocate 23 03)

By Paul Kniest. The Turnbull Government has conceded that education is far too important to be left to the market. On Wednesday 5 October 2016, the Minister for Education, Senator Simon Birmingham, announced that it was his intention to abandon the existing VET- FEE HELP scheme and replace it with a new VET Student Loans Program from 1 January 2017. More...

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15 novembre 2016

VET quality will reflect job quality

HomeAt the 25th anniversary conference of the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) on 26-29 October in Valencia, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that ‘quality of VET provision will largely determine the quality of jobs in the labour market.’ More...

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