Participants at Cedefop's conference (26-27 November) on the impact of globalisation on vocational education and training (VET) agreed that the new connected world affects VET in multiple ways and that vocational skills have to be adaptable and at the centre of a global agenda.
The new Skills Panorama website, brought to you by the European Commission and powered by Cedefop, is now online. Skills Panorama turns labour market data into useful, accurate and timely intelligence that helps policy-makers in making their decisions on skills and jobs in Europe.
Cedefop research shows that in 2014 about 39% of EU employees believed that their skills were not being fully used by their jobs and 27% also did not have potential to further grow their skills in what were dead-end positions.
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.
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.
Researchers from the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) visited Cedefop on 13 October.
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).
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 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.
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.