The 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...
By 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...
A 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...
Austria - individual learning support
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Belgium - a training centre for trainers in French-speaking Belgium
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Bulgaria - incentives for employers to provide jobs and apprenticeships to young unemployed are included in the new Employment Promotion Law
by ReferNet Bulgaria
Bulgaria - revision of national youth strategy
by ReferNet Bulgaria
Croatia - drafting a strategy for education, science and technology
by Refernet Croatia
Czech Republic - tax benefits for companies in return for VET support
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Estonia - reform of curricula in vocational education and training
by ReferNet Estonia
Finland - restructuring upper secondary education
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Finland - facts about international mobility of Finnish training personnel
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France - assessing policies for combating early school-leaving
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Adults 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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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...
To 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...
The 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...