Cedefop is holding a conference on 26-27 November in Thessaloniki to discuss how globalisation influences national vocational education and training (VET) systems and how national VET provision can meet global needs.
More than 200 participants explored and debated work organisation and skill development practices that benefit both employers and employees at a joint Cedefop, Eurofound and European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) seminar in Brussels on 19 November.
Cedefop research shows that 29% of the European Union adult population suffers from qualification mismatches, mostly as overqualification.
While general education is linear, vocational education and training (VET) is more complex having many different possibilities and routes. This short video guides us through Luxembourg's VET system.
More than 180 participants from 28 countries came up with cooperation ideas and discussed various ways of working together to help European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) increase their apprenticeship offer at Cedefop’s conference in Thessaloniki (9-10 November).
Still time to register your interest in the high-level conference (7-8 December, Thessaloniki), in which Cedefop will present its new European skills and jobs survey and discuss results from its research agenda on skill mismatch.
Researchers from the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) visited Cedefop on 13 October.
On the 1st of December at 11.00 (CET) Cedefop will launch the new Skills Panorama website. Skills Panorama turns labour market data and information into useful, accurate and timely intelligence that helps policy-makers decide on skills and jobs in Europe.
Europe needs a world class vocational education and training (VET) to deal with challenges such as high unemployment, migration flows, global competition and an ageing workforce, according to Cedefop’s Head of Department for VET systems and institutions Loukas Zahilas.
Following on from the success of the first European apprenticeship conference in 2014, Cedefop’s second such event, on 9 and 10 November in Thessaloniki, will be a learning experience addressed to a wide range of stakeholders with a role in helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) increase their apprenticeship offer.
Cedefop Director James Calleja stressed the important role of vocational education and training (VET) providers in making people more employable at the 24th annual conference of the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) in Paphos, Cyprus (21-24 October).
Cedefop, in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), hosted an expert workshop on skills and skill mismatch on 29-30 October in Thessaloniki.
Head of Department for Skills and Labour Market Pascaline Descy represented Cedefop at the annual summit on the global agenda, organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Abu Dhabi (25-27 October).
Cedefop research shows that genuine skill shortages are only present in specific sectors and occupations and affect dynamic enterprises, while many firms face recruitment difficulties due to job offers of poor quality.
Stakeholders and policy-makers from 15 countries took part in a Cedefop workshop on evaluating impact and success for vocational education and training (VET) policies to tackle early leaving from education and training (ELET) on 21 October in Brussels.
Cedefop’s second apprenticeship conference, on 9 and 10 November in Thessaloniki, is addressed to a wide range of stakeholders with a role in supporting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in increasing their offer on apprenticeships.
A Cedefop review on apprenticeships in Malta, the results of which were presented at an event in Valetta on 2 October, has found a mismatch between what is offered and what the labour market needs.
Cedefop expert Alena Zukersteinova attended an international seminar on qualified labour force as a driver of competitiveness, in Prague on 1 October. In her speech, she stressed the importance of partnership and stakeholder cooperation as well as the necessity to use a combination of various methods to achieve robust and reliable results.
Unesco convened the inter-agency group on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at its headquarters in Paris on 6 October to coordinate initiatives by key players in VET.