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- New publication: Skillsnet newsletter 1/2013
- In this edition of the Skillsnet newsletter, you can find: the 2013 skills forecast, information on the EU skills panorama website, a European employer survey on skill needs, news from Skillsnet members and more.
- Cyprus: early identification of employment and training needs for effective use of natural gas in Cyprus
- Existence of natural gas reserves in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus and emerging growth prospects of the Cyprus economy, has led the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) to conduct a research study entitled ‘Early identification of employment and training needs for the effective utilisation of natural gas in Cyprus”.
- Belgium: how are European public employment services (PES) and VET working with skills today?
- The Belgian i-COMP project focused on the extent to which the competence concept is integrated into daily practices of 31 European public employment services (PES) and 35 vocational education and training organisations (VET). The i-COMP project (funded by ESF) was run by the VDAB (Flemish Employment and Vocational Training Service) in partnership with SERV (Social Economic Council of Flanders).The results were presented at the i-COMP exchange event held in Leuven in September 2012.
- Belgium: what future for young job-seekers in Wallonia?
- The economic slowdown of the past two years raises concerns for the situation of young job-seekers on the labour market. What new developments are related to the professional insertion of new young job-seekers into the labour market? Which factors contribute to successful transition? These are some of the issues addressed in the latest edition of the Le Forem survey.
- Iceland: matching skills to labour market needs: the new skills network
- The new skills network (NSN), coordinated by the Icelandic national agency for the lifelong learning programme (LLP) since the beginning of 2010, brings together national agencies from 15 countries responsible for implementation of the LLP. The NSN is one of five European thematic networks, all similar regarding working method, life cycle (three years) and project resources.
- Slovakia: how to get more young people into VET
- A decline in attractiveness of secondary IVET studies and dissatisfaction of employers with graduate supply has led to a radical, yet disputed intervention by the government. Stricter rules for secondary school admission were approved by the parliament by an amendment to the Act on VET. A grade point average in grade 8 and the first half of grade 9 of lower secondary school was introduced as a regulating indicator valid from the 2014/15 school year.
- Interview: From education to working life
- Should policy-makers steer people towards vocational pathways? Or should they encourage them to choose general education? Alex Stimpson explains the policy conundrum.
- Germany - Changes in education and employment behaviour will mitigate skilled worker shortages
- Hungary – Shortage occupations and their regulation
- A study was recently conducted on the shortage occupation phenomenon in Hungary. It relied on interviews, document analysis, and a survey involving 2 500 students training for any of the officially designated shortage jobs.
- From education to working life
- The labour market outcomes of vocational education and training
- Contact Details - Skills for the green economy
- This project explores employment effects, skill requirements and policy implications of the transition towards a greener economy. The main aims are to investigate the expected impact of environmental and climate change policies on future skills demand within and across sectors, and to provide insights for effective training and education policies.
- Employers’ surveys - Members only
- This Cedefop’s initiative explores the potential of employers’ survey as a tool to identify skill needs and skill gaps at workplace level. The aim is to develop a tool or instrument to reliably identify future needs of skills, competences, occupations and qualifications in public and private enterprises in Europe as input for broader skill needs analyses.
Cedefop looks into selected sectors of the economy to identify new and emerging skill needs. Sectoral workshops are organised regularly to discuss the current situation and the development potential of a particular sector focusing on future skill requirements. A background study, if available, workshop proceedings and a Skillsnet ‘sector flash’ are published by Cedefop after each sectoral workshop highlighting the main trends, developments and skill needs in the sector.
Cedefop has looked into selected sectors of the economy to identify the latest trends and skill needs. It investigates future skill needs but mainly the emergence of new skill needs which are not (yet) covered by related policies and statistics. This information is necessary for future-oriented policies, defining and validating skills, knowledge and competences and implementing them in curricula, training regulations, and qualification standards as well as using them for vocational guidance.
- Forecasting skill demand and supply - Members only
- Skill supply and demand forecasts provide comprehensive information on the future labour market trends using skills as the key parameter. The forecasts aim to help different labour market actors - employees, employers, students and parents, social partners, policy makers - to take informed decisions and appropriate action concerning the labour market. The forecast acts as an early warning mechanism to improve interaction between education and training systems (covering all types and at all levels) and the labour market and to avoid potential skill imbalances.
- Cedefop investigates skill mismatch and skills obsolescence in Europe. It does so to help policy makers detect skill mismatch problems so that they can prevent them. The project aims to explore how different trends shape skill needs, how learning contributes to skill supply and to what extent Europe suffers from skill mismatch.