Cedefop has released new insights on skills and jobs in seven European countries. After several years of development, the agency presents first results of this new type of labour market intelligence, based on information from more than 30 million online job vacancies collected in the second half of 2018 in Czechia, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy and the UK.
The Digital Skills Partnership was established for public, private and charity sector bodies in England to develop and deliver training that improves the digital skills of individuals and organisations as a whole.
Cedefop organised the second policy learning forum on apprenticeships, a European vocational skills week event, on 18 and 19 October in Thessaloniki.
The Taking teaching further programme has been launched to increase the number of industry professionals practising as teachers and trainers in colleges in England.
The Education and Employers charity has identified good practices that schools in England successfully employ to aid young people’s transitions from school to apprenticeships, during a period of time when the overall number of teenage apprenticeship starts has stagnated.
Research finds that periods of work experience have a positive impact on young people’s soft employability skills and confidence.
MEPs Anne Sander, Siôn Simon and Emilian Pavel, members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), visited Cedefop on 12 and 13 February and had a fruitful exchange of views with management and staff.
The 3D career construction app is a virtual reality mini game introducing young people to the construction profession.