Skill shortages are of particular concern, especially when unemployment is high. Cedefop has developed a way to identify occupations for which a critical shortage has important implications for national economies and their education and training systems. It also provides insights into why skill shortages arise.
Cedefop Director James Calleja accompanied by expert Vladimir Kvetan met the Slovak Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport Peter Plavčan in Bratislava on 18 October.
Global trends and local challenges in matching skills to the changing job market were examined at a joint Cedefop – UNESCO conference at the UNESCO headquarters, in Paris on 20 and 21 October.
Cedefop has now made available for free public download the microdata file of the European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey, the first European survey on skill mismatch.
Nico Conti from Malta and Raquel Pereira Sousa Pinto from Portugal are the winners of the #CedefopPhotoAward second phase.
Cedefop’s second policy learning forum on learning outcomes for vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, on 13 and 14 October in Thessaloniki, provided a follow up to last year’s first such event.
In the latest in our animation series presenting EU Member States' vocational education and training (VET) systems, it is Slovakia's turn. The country currently holds the rotating EU Presidency.
The mobility scoreboard is a new online tool designed to complement existing programmes and to help policy-makers develop learning mobility in initial vocational education and training (IVET) across Europe.
At a joint Cedefop-OECD expert forum on 3 October in Rome, participants discussed ways of upskilling, reskilling and employing adult refugees amidst the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Europe.
The first European vocational skills week (#EUVocationalSkills) has proven popular with stakeholders across Europe. Some 100 events have already been registered as part of the week in the run up to its culmination in December in Brussels.
Cedefop’s European skills and jobs survey (ESJ survey) data show that one in five young Europeans are employed in jobs that require a lower level of qualifications than the one they possess (the so-called overeducated). However, just as important is the phenomenon of underskilling or skill gaps.
Businesses can benefit from adopting the Europass system. It is easy to connect to Europass and the service is free!
The SKILLSNET e-bulletin September 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
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.