23 septembre 2019

Croatia: VET curricula reform places VET in the spotlight

HomeIn early 2019, the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education (ASOO) signed an agreement to implement the project Modernisation of the vocational education and training system, funded through the European Social Fund, with total project value of over EUR 30 million. This initiative is expected to impact significantly quality, relevance and innovation in VET provision through comprehensive redesign of VET curricula in line with identified labour market needs, focus on learning outcomes, work-based learning and updating teaching materials. More...

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20 septembre 2019

More Transferable Courses at California Community Colleges

HomeBy Madeline St. Amour. Community colleges in California are offering more transfer-level math and English courses, along with support for those classes, in response to a state bill aimed at reducing the number of students funneled into remedial courses, a new report finds. More...

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Community College B.A. Shows Early Earnings Edge

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Graduates of bachelor's degree programs at Canadian community colleges initially earn 12 percent more than university-educated counterparts, but their advantage quickly starts to shrink. More...

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14 septembre 2019

Enrollment and age at community colleges

Techno-News BlogSince hitting a peak in 2010, the total community college enrollment has decreased each fall after the Great Recession, declining by more than 1 million students nationally between 2010 and 2017…. one of the most striking findings is the dramatic and continuing rise in enrollment for the less-than-18-year-old students. More...

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08 septembre 2019

The Netherlands: a significant reduction of dropouts in VET; how to proceed?

HomeThe number of students having successfully finished their VET course has risen to almost 84%, concluded the Inspectorate of Education in its 2019 report on the State of Education in the Netherlands. What more can be done to reduce the share of drop-outs even further, now since more than a decade a great number of policy instruments has already been applied. More...

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Sweden: educating a new generation of VET teachers

HomeWhat happens to a person who leaves a vocation to enter the teaching profession? How are teacher competences developed? These and other related issues that summarising research on VET-teachers are highlighted in a study published in 2019 by the Swedish National Agency for Education. More...

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04 septembre 2019

Another ‘Last Chance’

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. The popular Netflix documentary series portrays community college football teams as the last stop for athletes hoping to play at four-year institutions or to go pro. More...

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30 août 2019

VET, an underused route to a good job in Greece

HomeAccording to an opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) carried out by Cedefop, around 64% of respondents who studied VET in Greece found their first long-term job within a year, compared to 49% of those who studied general education. However, education in Greece at upper secondary level is dominated by the Panhellenic exams; they will decide to which university a student will go and what they will study. More...

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Finland: government emphasises VET in 2019-23 programme

HomeThe 2019-23 government programme aims to increase the number of people completing upper secondary education, improve outreach, invest more in VET and promote continuing learning. More...

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Poland: first forecast of the demand for employees in VET occupations

HomeThe education ministry has recently announced the first forecast of the demand for employees in vocational education occupations at national and regional levels. The forecast indicates which vocational education occupations are in demand in the labour market and national economy. More...

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