A Cedefop delegation, headed by Director James Calleja, presented the results of the thematic country review (TCR) on apprenticeships in Slovenia at an international conference, in Ljubliana on 28 September.
Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships took part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki.
Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships will take part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki.
In recent years, apprenticeship has been recognised as a valuable part of vocational education and training (VET). It strengthens cooperation between schools and companies and links the labour market with the education system.
Formal education is just one of several ways of acquiring knowledge, with many individual skills acquired through other paths such as working in a profession, voluntary work, or leisure activities. At the same time, the labour market today is changing rapidly and new professions are emerging, for which individuals acquire knowledge on their own or while working in a company.
Guidelines for upper secondary VET programmes and Guidelines for higher VET programmes serve as a framework for the development of VET programmes. They define the objectives, curriculum structure, duration, and completion for each education level; they are also the basis for preparing, quality assessment and adoption of new or renewed education programmes.
The Slovenian Qualifications Framework Act came into force in January 2016, laying down the Slovenian qualifications framework (SQF) as a uniform system of qualifications.
Based on the amendments of the Scholarship Act from 2013, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia has introduced a Scholarships policy (2015-19). Its goal is to mitigate structural imbalances in the labour market over 2015-19 by encouraging youth and adult enrolment in upper vocational programmes for shortage occupations.
Cedefop expert Slava Pevec-Grm represented the agency at an event marking the 20th anniversary of Slovenia's National Institute for Vocational Education and Training, on 25 November in Ljubljana.