EU agencies procurement officers meet at Cedefop
The annual NAPO meeting, bringing together procurement officers from all EU agencies and including contributions from DG Budget, DG Informatics and the European Court of Auditors, was hosted by Cedefop on 16 and 17 October.
Valuing diversity: guidance for labour market integration of migrants
Arguing for guidance to ease the integration of third country immigrants into the European labour market may seem untimely given today’s high youth unemployment, but anticipating future developments and informing policy-makers are one of Cedefop’s main tasks.
Adult skills and VET: further findings from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills
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.
National news on VET - September update
Latest news from the member states
Coming soon: Cedefop’s new web portal
Cedefop’s web portal is undertaking a major makeover. In the first week of November, the new web portal will go live with a fresher look and feel, also providing several new features.
New data comparing literacy rates in general and vocational education
Literacy skills of adults aged 25-64 with general education tend to be higher than for those with vocational qualifications across all European countries covered by the OECD’s Survey of Adult Skills.
VET working with business can fight youth unemployment
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.