06 décembre 2014

Italy - vocational education and training: a professionalising area

HomeThe 12th ISFOL monitoring report of training actions aimed at fulfilling the right to education and training (XII Monitoraggio ISFOL delle azioni formative realizzate nell'ambito del diritto-dovere) contains interesting data (school year 2012-13) on participation of young people in vocational education and training (VET). More...

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16 novembre 2014

Under the radar? Professional education and training

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fKag1zsmmFA/TmhpGfmaPZI/AAAAAAAAADE/l2BFF4kPiY8/s1600/Bandeau904x81.pngBy Simon Field. But out there in the labour market, modern economies are generating demands for skills that are every bit as diverse as our varying needs for housing or road transport. These demands come in chunks of different sizes, and quite often in the shape of demand for qualifications beyond school, but involving less time than a full three to four year bachelor's degree.  For example, a recent review of the United States concluded that in the decade to 2018, nearly one third of job vacancies will require a post-secondary qualification of some sort, but less than a four year degree. Read more...

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Meet Poppy: an open-source, 3D-printed robot that anyone can build

The Poppy platform was developed in France by Inria's Flowers team as a tool for vocational training in schools. It gives students the chance to experiment with and learn about mechanics, electronics, and computer science. More...

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09 novembre 2014

Lessons for the UK

http://www.oecd.org/media/oecdorg/styleassets/images/header/logooecd_en.pngBy Ken Manson, Co-ordinator (Communications), UK Commission for Employment and Skills. Simon Field is an expert on the comparative analysis of vocational education and training (VET) systems. He leads the OECD’s policy review of VET systems, and is lead author on the OECD’s VET policy publications. I spoke with him about the upcoming launch of the Skills Beyond School review of post-secondary VET systems based on studies in 20 OECD countries. Read more...

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08 novembre 2014

Cedefop contribution to Italian EU Presidency activities on VET

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingA top-level Cedefop delegation presented the agency’s current work at the Directors General for Vocational Education and Training (DGVT) meeting (13-14 October) and the Italian EU Presidency youth guarantee conference (15 October) in Rome.
Deputy Director Mara Brugia analysed preliminary results of Cedefop’s work on the synergy between European transparency tools. Senior expert Lore Schmid presented the policy handbook on access to and participation in continuous vocational education and training (CVET) in Europe and senior expert Jasper van Loo introduced the fundamentals/multipliers approach in the 2015 VET review. More...

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Adult skills and VET: further findings from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingAdults with upper-secondary VET qualifications generally have lower levels of literacy and numeracy proficiency than people with general upper-secondary education, according to the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). This is not surprising.
For more information on the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), please consult http://skills.oecd.org and http://www.oecd.org/site/piaac. More...

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06 octobre 2014

Designing, implementing and supporting effective work-based learning in continuing vocational education and training

This workshop is addressed to European and national policy-makers, including social partners, and other key stakeholders working in the field of continuing vocational education and training (CVET) such as human resources managers, training providers and researchers.
Through presentations and interactive sessions, the workshop aims to share new knowledge and practical experience in work-based learning and to discuss their implications for policy and practice.
The focus is on:
1. Effective use of work-based learning in CVET in firms;
2. How public policy and new forms of governance can support good practice.
Proposals (MS word file) should be sent to alessia.demartino@cedefop.europa.eu, by 23.05.2014.
For more information on the workshop and call for papers "Designing, implementing and supporting effective work-based learning in continuing vocational education and training". Voir l'article...

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29 septembre 2014

VET working with business can fight youth unemployment

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingTo address the issue of skill shortages in European businesses, ‘we need to move towards work-based learning and quality apprenticeships, eliminate as much as possible inequalities in training and attract non-trained workers,’ Cedefop Director James Calleja told the European Business Forum on Vocational Training (23-24 September), in Brussels. More...

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Vocational education and training: a road to excellence

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingThe issue of permeability between different sections of education was the subject of two speeches Cedefop Director James Calleja gave at international conferences in September.
At the international congress on vocational and professional education and training in Winterthur (Switzerland) on 16 September, Mr Calleja addressed the question of whether vocational education and training (VET) is the end of the road or the beginning of a university career. He argued that, while both negative/positive answers are possible, VET is a lifelong learning process that may start with the acquisition of key competences and, possibly, lead to continuous professional development. More...

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