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Modernising and expanding apprenticeships in Greece
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
4160
Publication date:
February 2018
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EN

This publication is the final report of the thematic country review of apprenticeships (TCR) in Greece.

13/02/2018
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MEPs Anne Sander, Siôn Simon and Emilian Pavel, members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), visited Cedefop on 12 and 13 February and had a fruitful exchange of views with management and staff.

09/02/2018
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In July 2017 a graduation ceremony was organised by Bruxelles Formation (public adult training provider in the Brussels Region) and 78 trainees were given their credentials, as official recognition of skills acquired through successfully...

09/02/2018
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At the beginning of 2016 the Federal Act on the national qualifications framework entered into force in Austria. Following establishment of the bodies specified in the Act, qualification providers have...

09/02/2018
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Tourism is an important sector in Wallonia (6.2% of GDP in 2012) but many initiatives fail through lack of management skills and incomplete knowledge of tourism and leisure specifics.

09/02/2018
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09/02/2018
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Many EU companies complain about skilled labour shortage and unqualified job applicants. However, Member States have mainly focused to date on further developing initial vocational education and training. Higher VET has played a subordinate role in education policy, reflecting policy...

08/02/2018
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Employer interest in providing in-company training (work placements) for vocational education (VET) learners has increased from 33% in 2014 to 39% in 2017, according to an Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK) survey.

08/02/2018
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The Centre for the Professional Training of the Textile, Apparel, Clothing and Wool Industry (Modatex, formerly known as Citex) is a point of reference for fashion designers in Portugal and the place where many Portuguese designers are...

08/02/2018
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High professional technical programmes (cursos técnicos superiores profissionais, CTSP) are higher education short-term training programmes (Portaria –Ordinance- nº 782/2009, de 23 de Julho). They offer students the basis for...

08/02/2018
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Development of work-based learning (WBL) in initial vocational education (VET) is a national policy priority. It started in 2013/14 as a pilot project addressing the incomplete legal framework, insufficient offer in traditionally school-based VET, and low involvement of employers, who,...

08/02/2018
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The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, participated in the 7th Congress of the National Association of Professional Schools (ANESPO) in July 2017. He committed Portugal to making increased investment in vocational education, raising the number of VET learners and...

07/02/2018
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The Night of trades are interactive events organised in 2016 and 2017 as part of initiatives aiming to improve the attractiveness of VET and bring education closer to the business world, sectors and trades

07/02/2018
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A unified electronic system is in place for admitting learners in programmes offered by universities, colleges and VET schools. Between 2010 and 2017, the system was exclusively used in higher education; vocational training institutions...

07/02/2018
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The Certification system for training providers is regulated by Portaria (Ordinance) nº 851/2010 that was amended by Portaria (Ordinance) nº 208/2013. The General Directorate for Employment and Industrial Relations (DGERT) of the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, has the...

07/02/2018
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Validation of informal and non-formal learning (VINFL) is a major asset in promoting lifelong learning and supporting access to learning for those with no qualifications from formal education. VINFL in Malta is regulated by Subsidiary Legislation 327.432, Validation of Non-Formal and Informal...

07/02/2018
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In October 2017, the WorldSkills Event took place in Abu Dhabi.  It is held every two years and is the biggest vocational education and professional qualification competition in the world. Portugal was represented by 17 highly...

06/02/2018
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The reform of the labour market (via the Jobs Act) in Italy redefined, through Legislative Decree 150/2015, the laws on employment services and active labour market policies, as well as initiatives promoting...

06/02/2018
A blog article by Vladimir Kvetan published on the Skills Panorama
Type: News

Online job vacancies (OJV) form an easily accessible source of data on skills demand by employers, thanks to advances in web crawling technologies, machine learning and big data techniques.

06/02/2018
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On 16 November 2017, the Youth Board of Cyprus presented two programmes aiming to activate young people and to promote and develop entrepreneurship. Both are included in the National action plan for youth employment and are jointly funded by the...

06/02/2018
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In response to the diversity of qualifications and fragmentation of the national system, Italy is creating a unified national qualifications repertory.

Analysis and overview 2015-16
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
5565
Publication date:
February 2018
Available languages:
EN

The sixth Cedefop national qualifications framework (NQF) monitoring report confirms that NQFs play a key role in the European qualifications framework (EQF) implementation and in improving transparency and comparability of qualifications nationally and internationally.

01/02/2018
Indicator 2100: employment premium for IVET graduates (over low-educated)
Type: Statistics and graphs

To consider the benefit of IVET further, the indicator here compares the employment rates of VET graduates (20-34 year-olds with a vocational qualification at ISCED 3-4 as their...

01/02/2018
Indicator 2065: short cycle VET graduates as a percentage of first time tertiary education graduates
Type: Statistics and graphs

A key EU policy aim is to have a highly skilled and qualified population and labour force. Increasing the EU average share of 30-34 year-olds with education attainment at tertiary level is one target of the Europe 2020 strategy.

01/02/2018
Indicator 2010: IVET public expenditure (% of GDP)
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Public expenditure on initial vocational education and training (IVET) provides an indication of the scale of investments in IVET made by the State.

01/02/2018
Indicator 1090: older adults in lifelong learning
Type: Statistics and graphs

Given current demographic trends and the ageing of the workforce it is likely that older people will increasingly need to broaden and update their skills to meet labour market challenges.

01/02/2018
Indicator 1050: adults in education and training (lifelong learning indicator)
Type: Statistics and graphs

Raising adult participation in lifelong learning is one key objective of the EU education and training 2020 strategy.

01/02/2018
Indicator 3045: Employment rate of recent graduates
Type: Statistics and graphs

By 2020 the share of employed graduates (20 to 34 year-olds) having left education and training no more than three years before the reference year should be at least 82% (OJ C 169, 15.6.2012).

01/02/2018
Indicator 2120: workers with skills matched to their duties
Type: Statistics and graphs

Of central importance to EU policy is to develop and upgrade skills matched to labour demand and anticipate future skill needs.

01/02/2018
Indicator 2030: enterprise expenditure on CVT courses as share of total labour cost
Type: Statistics and graphs

A key aim of EU policy is for governments, individuals, and employers to invest in skill development to strengthen social inclusion, and improve economic growth and competitiveness.

01/02/2018
Indicator 1110: unemployed adults in lifelong learning
Type: Statistics and graphs

Participation in education and training is particularly important to maintain or increase the employability of jobless adults.

01/02/2018
Indicator 1070: female IVET students as a share of all female upper secondary students
Type: Statistics and graphs

Of particular interest is the extent to which different groups are more or less likely to participate in VET.

01/02/2018
Indicator 1025: IVET students with direct access to tertiary education
Type: Statistics and graphs

Education programmes in upper secondary VET are diverse. One of the elements of diversity is whether, upon completion, they allow direct access to tertiary education.

01/02/2018
Indicator 3060: employment rate for 20-64 year-olds
Type: Statistics and graphs

VET can equip people with labour market relevant skills.

01/02/2018
Indicator 1010: IVET students as a percentage of all upper secondary students
Type: Statistics and graphs

Cedefop skills forecasts confirm that upper secondary qualifications will remain in high demand in the labour market and a key aim of IVET policy in the EU is that it should be an attractive option.

01/02/2018
Indicator 3020: 30-34 year-olds with tertiary attainment
Type: Statistics and graphs

Increasing the share of 30-34 year-olds with tertiary level education attainment is one of the specific objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy.

01/02/2018
Indicator 2090: employment premium for IVET graduates (over general stream)
Type: Statistics and graphs

To contextualise the labour market outcomes of IVET graduates better, the following indicator compares their employment rate with that for graduates from the general stream.

01/02/2018
Indicator 2050: STEM graduates from upper secondary IVET
Type: Statistics and graphs

IVET can support technological innovation by providing relevant skills.

01/02/2018
Indicator 1130: job-related non-formal education and training
Type: Statistics and graphs

CVET can meet a part of the increased need for lifelong learning.

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