The Finnish National Board of Education is conducting a study to anticipate changes needed in the number of entrants in vocational training and higher education up until the end of the current decade. According to the intermediate report by the Anticipation Unit, an increasing number of entrants in vocational education and training (VET) are required to meet the changing needs of workforce in the near future. By contrast, in higher education the need of entrants is going to decrease.
Results of the public consultation
Understanding national VET systems - their features, history and priorities – helps us to better coordinate European policies. But they can also serve as a source of inspiration for people working in the field across Europe.
If you are involved in VET-related activities, you will find plenty of information - organised by country, theme and comparative analysis – in the national reports, a product of the VET in Europe Project.
The Minister of Education, Angel Gabilondo, and the Employment and Immigration Minister Valeriano Gomez, have recently released details of how the vocational qualification accreditation scheme will be developed for skills acquired through work experience or informal training channels (Programa Acredita). The Government has allocated EUR 59 million to this project and the autonomous communities will organise the first applications for the scheme to be rolled out from June this year.
Hungarian vocational education and training in a nutshell.
Βetween 1998 and 2008, occupational polarisation emerged for the first time in Europe not only in terms of low- and high-paid jobs: labour demand rose for both high-skilled and elementary jobs.