Are you involved in anticipating skill needs and mismatches? Are you concerned with how education and training systems respond to labour market intelligence? Then join us for the Cedefop-UNESCO global skills conference in Paris on 20 and 21 October!
Speaking in Brussels and Vienna, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that work-based learning is a step towards winning the race for competitiveness and inclusivity by nurturing Europe’s ‘best hands and minds’.
The Making skills work index is a composite index aiming to provide an assessment of the route of skills across EU Member States, starting from development, going through labour market activation, and ending up in matching work needs.
Participants at Cedefop's learning providers’ workshop (15 and 16 September, in Thessaloniki) identified six priority areas to work on in the 2017-20 period, with enhancing teachers' skills coming top.
The September 2016 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. In this issue, we look at the New skills agenda for Europe and how it can boost employability, competitiveness and growth.
The Slovak dual vocational education and training (VET) system was launched in 2015/16. And first results are encouraging.
‘Expanding work-based learning to make vocational education and training (VET) more attractive requires employer engagement,’ said Cedefop Director James Calleja at a workshop on the role of the New skills agenda for Europe in skills development and employability, on 8 September in Brussels.
At a meeting at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Berlin on 2 September, Federal State Secretary Cornelia Quennet-Thielen and Cedefop Director James Calleja discussed Cedefop’s future role and synergies on validation of informal and non-formal learning, acquisition of digital skills for new jobs, governance of EU skills anticipation and matching systems.
The Europass website has undergone a radical redesign with a new, modern visual identity.
The SKILLSNET e-bulletin August 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
Registration has opened for Cedefop’s ‘how to make learning visible’ conference on 28 and 29 November in Thessaloniki. The conference will explore strategies for implementing validation of non-formal and informal learning.
The last issue of EQAVET newsletter has been published and ready to download.
From 15 to 19 August EPALE (European Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) is hosting the informal and non-formal learning week.
Join the discussions!
Committed and competent teachers and trainers are key to ensuring labour market relevance and quality of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe.
An EU resident aged 18-30 in education and training? Then, you can win two fantastic trips: to Thessaloniki to visit Cedefop and join the opening weekend of the famous Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) in November, and to Brussels for the first European vocational skills week in December.
Four reports on validation have just been published by Cedefop. They focus on funding, the care and youth sectors, use of validation of non-formal and informal learning, and validation and open educational resources.
The SKILLSNET e-bulletin July 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
ReferNet, Cedefop’s network of institutions providing information on vocational education and training (VET) in EU Member States plus Iceland and Norway, welcomed several new partners in July.