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.
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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.
More than 20 Cedefop and European Training Foundation (ETF) experts took part in the first knowledge-sharing seminar of the two EU agencies in 2016, in Turin on 15 July.
Human capital and skills development and recognition are among the priorities of the Slovak EU Presidency in the second half of 2016.
At a UNESCO/UNEVOC conference on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, on 15 July, in Bonn, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that one of the key reasons vocational education and training (VET) is not attractive enough to young and older learners and workers is education and employment authorities’ fear to reform it and raise its profile.
Unesco Bangkok organised a regional meeting in Manila, in the Philippines on 11 and 12 July to discuss quality assurance arrangements that underpin the qualification process used in technical vocational education and training (TVET).
At a high level meeting on the future of vocational education and training (VET) in Turin on 23 June, Undersecretary of Labour Luigi Bobba said that Italy has embarked on a process to bring the world of education closer to that of employment by promoting work-based learning and closer cooperation between school systems and labour market needs and economic growth.
Skills for confident and conscious use of information technology are becoming increasingly important in a changing society. In IVET, digital competence may be crucial for learners to adapt in a competitive economy. To promote digital competence, the Swedish government is proposing a strategic nationwide programme that takes IVET-specific needs into account.
The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism has launched a shared working spaces plan for entrepreneurs and a youth employment plan, in cooperation with the School of Industrial Organization (Escuela de Organización Industrial - EOI). These plans have a combined budget of EUR 83 million and a target of more than 8 500 young adults and entrepreneurs.
The results of a student survey on the attractiveness of vocational education and training (VET), conducted by the University of Maastricht in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), show that around a third of students have doubts about whether they will complete the course of higher education study they are currently undertaking. About 30% believe that training in the dual system is an attractive alternative.
Cooperation between employment and education authorities and Cedefop to equip Greek people with the skills needed to find and stay in employment was the topic of a seminar on 28 June in Thessaloniki.
The SKILLSNET e-bulletin June 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
The second Cedefop Policy Learning Forum (PLF) on defining and writing of learning outcomes for VET qualifications will take place in Thessaloniki on13-14 October 2016.
At a seminar jointly organised by Cedefop and the Netherlands EU Presidency on 23 June in Brussels, experts and stakeholders from around Europe discussed policies for matching better skills in better jobs.
New occupational analytical highlights offer valuable insights on the trends for skills as well as analyses of the drivers of change for a total of 30 occupations.