22 juin 2015

European ministers endorse Riga conclusions on VET

HomeAt a meeting hosted by the EU Latvian Presidency in Riga on 22 June, the ministers renewed their efforts 'in raising the overall quality and status of  VET in the context of the Copenhagen process.' They aim to meet the education and training 2020 strategic objectives and reaffirm their support for the wider European growth and jobs agenda.
The conclusions include five priority areas for 2015-20. More...

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Ministerial meeting to endorse Riga conclusions on VET

HomeMinisters from the European Union Member States, candidate countries, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein gather in Riga, Latvia on 22 June to endorse the new medium-term deliverables for vocational education and training (VET), known as the Riga conclusions. More...

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Cedefop celebrates contribution to European VET

HomeCedefop celebrated 40 years’ contribution to vocational education and training (VET) in Europe and 20 years in Greece with a festive event at Thessaloniki‘s concert hall, including the opening of an exhibition on its history, and a conference. More...

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Latvia's VET system explained in 2'30''

HomeCheck out our new video on Latvia's vocational education and training (VET) system. It is based on Cedefop's publication series, Spotlight on VET, which is developed in cooperation with the ReferNet network. More...

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Debating VET issues that matter – ReferNet regional meetings

HomeReferNet regional meetings took place in Limassol on 14-15 May and Lisbon on 25-26 May.
ReferNet partners worked intensively with Cedefop project managers on terminology issues directly relevant for the VET in Europe reports and Spotlights they prepare and update regularly. More...

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Think European, but act locally on VET – Cedefop Director

HomeIn his intervention at a conference on apprenticeship mobility organised by the Labour Market Observatory of the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Parliament on 2 June in Brussels, Mr Calleja listed five key issues that countries can address to promote mobility in apprenticeship programmes. More...

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26 mai 2015

Germany - Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) praises ‘assisted vocational training’

HomeThe German employment agency plans to introduce an instrument of ‘assisted vocational training’ in its initiative Betriebliche Ausbildung hat Vorfahrt (in-company training comes first).
‘DIHK supports the idea of assisted vocational training. The more young people we get into in-company apprenticeships, the better’, said Esther Hartwich, head of the DIHK vocational education and training department. She stressed that the idea of supporting young people during in-company apprenticeship is far more preferable than providing external or vocational college training. More...

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Latvia - establishing legal framework for employers’ participation in developing vocational education

HomeIn April 2015, the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) adopted amendments to the Vocational Education Law, to increase compliancy of vocational education and training (VET) with labour market needs at sectoral, institutional and programme levels.
The amendments introduce establishment of sectoral expert councils (SEC), to promote employers’ involvement in developing VET at sectoral level. These tripartite councils are composed of State and local government representatives, employers' organisations and trade unions. Twelve SECs were already established in 2011 under the ESF project ‘Development of sectoral qualifications system and increasing VET efficiency and quality (2010-15)’. They have proved successful in practice, but lacked a legal and regulative framework. More...

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Slovakia - new vocational education and training (VET) act adopted

HomeIn Slovakia, initial vocational education and training (IVET) faces difficulties in offering practical training corresponding to state-of-the-art developments in technology and working conditions.
Therefore, work-based learning components have been emphasised in policy and practice. Schools were encouraged to seek partnerships with companies for providing practical training adjusted to their needs and even offered in companies’ own facilities. These school-company partnerships are gradually changing IVET, transforming the traditional school-based supply-driven system to a demand-driven work-based learning system. More...

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01 mai 2015

Cedefop reviews VET data in European countries on the way to 2020

HomeDid you know that adult participation in lifelong learning is almost three times the European Union (EU) average in Denmark? Or that 68% of enterprises in Estonia provide training (compared to 66% in the EU), and the percentage of early leavers from education and training in France is lower than the EU average?
You can find statistical information on vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning in European countries in Cedefop’s updated 2014 report.
On the way to 2020: data for vocational education and training policies – Country statistical overviews illustrates progress on 33 indicators selected for their policy relevance and contribution to Europe 2020 objectives. More...

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