13 juillet 2016

VET policy a failure (Advocate 23 02)

By Paul Kniest. The funding and regulation of vocational education and training (VET) has presented the Coalition Government with significant policy issues over the last three years. The expansion of demand driven fully contestable funding (between public TAFE and private providers) to all States and Territories has been, in anyone’s language, a complete and utter policy and market failure. More...

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11 juillet 2016

Recovering 70m low-skilled adults a top VET priority

Home At a high level meeting on the future of vocational education and training (VET) in Turin on 23 June, Undersecretary of Labour Luigi Bobba said that Italy has embarked on a process to bring the world of education closer to that of employment by promoting work-based learning and closer cooperation between school systems and labour market needs and economic growth. More...

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Sweden - improved IVET digital competence

Home Skills for confident and conscious use of information technology are becoming increasingly important in a changing society. In IVET, digital competence may be crucial for learners to adapt in a competitive economy.  To promote digital competence, the Swedish government is proposing a strategic nationwide programme that takes IVET-specific needs into account. More...

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SAVE THE DATE - 2nd Policy Learning Forum on defining and writing of learning outcomes for VET qualifications

Home Building on the positive outcomes of the first PLF organised in 2015, our aim is to strengthen the exchange of experiences related to the writing and use of learning outcomes in VET. While the learning outcomes approaches are now firmly embedded in the majority of European VET systems, mutual learning across national and institutional borders is still limited. More...

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Germany - VET attractiveness among higher education students

HomeThe results of a student survey on the attractiveness of vocational education and training (VET), conducted by the University of Maastricht in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), show that around a third of students have doubts about whether they will complete the course of  higher education study they are currently undertaking. About 30% believe that training in the dual system is an attractive alternative. More...

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VET at the heart of cohesion policy challenges

HomeAt a high level conference held in Sofia on 16 and 17 June to discuss the result orientation of the cohesion policy, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that cohesion funds have a dual role: to promote the ‘think European, act local’ idea and ensure universal access to the acquisition of skills and qualifications. More...

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Finland - new reform will change VET in every way

HomeVocational and education training (VET) reform in Finland (foreseen to be implemented in 2018) meets the demands of future skills and unifies VET steering and financing systems. The reform aims to strengthen the role of VET in society and support students’ growth holistically into well-rounded and balanced individuals, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed for further studies. More...

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Luxembourg - high rate of young people’s integration into working life

HomeEnabling young people to obtain a good, stable job quickly is a real challenge for society since the young are one of the groups most affected by unemployment. It is with this in mind that the TEVA study (Transition Ecole-Vie Active – transition from school to working life) was carried out by the Luxembourgish Training Observatory. More...

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Bulgaria: Domino project in dual-track education

HomeThe third forum for dual-track education was organised in spring 2016 within the Dual education for the modern requirements and needs of society project (Domino). More...

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Greece - Hellenic qualifications framework developments

HomeThe Greek referencing report was approved by the European Qualifications Framework Advisory Group (EQF AG) in December 2015, ending the first phase of the Hellenic qualifications framework (HQF) development. The report was prepared by Eoppep (National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance), the body responsible for the creation and development of the HQF, under the supervision and coordination of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. More...

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