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Trainers in VET

A trainer is a skilled worker who introduces newly recruited employees to the company, provides training to co-workers as part of the job or mentors apprentices.

Cedefop and the European Commission jointly coordinate a thematic working group on the professional development of trainers in vocational education and training (VET), which was launched in 2012. Members of the group come from ministries, national bodies and training and research centres in the Member States.

The group aims to identify examples of effective policies and practice and to consider how policies can support vocational trainers in the workplace with:

(a) their role and tasks;
(b) the competences that they need;
(c) ways of validating the competences they acquire and
(d) opportunities to keep their knowledge, skills and competence up-to-date.

The outcomes of the work of the group will contribute to European cooperation on vocational education and training (the Bruges Communiqué) and will be made available on this website. [more]

Contact Details:   Irina Jemeljanova

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Guiding principles on professional development of trainers in VET (26/05/2014)
Conclusions on effective teacher education
Conclusions on effective teacher education (22/05/2014)
Teacher education in Europe
Teacher education in Europe (24/03/2014)
Council conclusions on effective leadership in education
Council conclusions on effective leadership in education (25/11/2013)
The Mentor Handbook: A Practical Guide for VET Teacher Training
The Mentor Handbook: A Practical Guide for VET Teacher Training (25/09/2013)
Lithuanian Minister of Education and Science: the Youth cannot stand stagnation
Lithuanian Minister of Education and Science: the Youth cannot stand stagnation (10/09/2013)
Cedefop conference: time for action on work-based learning
Cedefop conference: time for action on work-based learning (14/06/2013)
Participants in Cedefop’s conference on tackling skills mismatch agreed that Europe needs to implement policy initiatives on developing work-based learning as an answer to rising youth unemployment.
Two thirds of enterprises in the EU27 provided vocational training in 2010
Two thirds of enterprises in the EU27 provided vocational training in 2010 (13/06/2013)
 
European social partners - Framework of actions on youth employment (11/06/2013)
Youth employment: EU support for apprenticeship and traineeship schemes
Youth employment: EU support for apprenticeship and traineeship schemes (10/06/2013)
Opinion of the Committee of the Regions on ‘Rethinking Education’
Opinion of the Committee of the Regions on ‘Rethinking Education’ (27/05/2013)
Available now online: data and results from the skills forecast
Available now online: data and results from the skills forecast (27/03/2012)
Find results of the skills forecast by occupation, qualification, age and gender: just click on the link or the skills forecast banner on the right. On each page you can also search for data by country.
 
European Parliament resolution of 26 October 2011 on the Agenda for New Skills and Jobs (01/11/2011)
Entrepreneurship education needs to be boosted, says Commission
Entrepreneurship education needs to be boosted, says Commission (11/02/2013)
 
Integrating skills and the world of work (24/04/2012)

In cooperation with the University of Kingston's Centre for Research in Employment, Skills & Society (CRESS), Cedefop held a workshop on Skill mismatch and firm dynamics on 27 April in London.

The aim of the workshop was to examine what companies do to make sure their employees have the right skills – both at the recruitment phase, and during the course of employment.

Past Events

 
Support to trainers competence development in small and medium-sized enterprises (11/12/2013)
28/10/2013 to 30/10/2013 Offenburg and Strasbourg, Germany,France
 
Effective approaches and support to continuing professional development of in-company trainers (22/05/2013)
28/05/2013 to 30/05/2013 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
 
Second meeting of the Thematic working group on professional development of trainers in VET (16/04/2013)
07/02/2013 to 07/02/2013 Brussels, Belgium
 
In-company trainers: competence requirements, certification and validation (14/09/2012)
19/09/2012 to 20/09/2012 Alkmaar , Netherlands
 
3rd Annual ECVET Forum (07/03/2012)
31/05/2012 to 01/06/2012 Brussels, Europe
 
Skills mismatch and firm dynamics (12/12/2011)
27/04/2012 to 27/04/2012 London, United Kingdom
 
Skills for the future: announcing the results of the latest forecast (02/03/2012)
22/03/2012 to 22/03/2012 Brussels, Belgium
 
First meeting of the Thematic working group on professional development of trainers in VET (26/01/2012)
02/02/2012 to 02/02/2012 Brussels, Belgium
 
TTnet Joint conference on Mentoring in Vocational Education and Training (VET), In-company trainers and VET Leadership (27/09/2010)
25/11/2010 to 26/11/2010 Limassol, Cyprus
 
Crossing Boundaries - the multiple roles of trainers and teachers in vocational education and training (27/08/2010)
14/10/2010 to 15/10/2010 Kostelec near Prague, Czech Republic
 
Workshop on Leadership in VET (17/06/2010)
23/09/2010 to 24/09/2010 Helsinki, Finland
 
Mentoring in VET - Developing European Perspectives (19/04/2010)
17/05/2010 to 18/05/2010 Thessaloniki, Greece

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