Prototype improvement, ideas for cooperation and suggestions for future actions were the main points of the European big data hackathon (#euBDhack) follow up, jointly organised by Cedefop and Eurostat, in Thessaloniki on 18 and 19 September.
In December 2016, the Minister of National Education introduced reform that will change the structure of upper secondary VET. It will establish two-stage sectoral VET schools (dwustopniowa szkoła branżowa) replacing the so-called basic vocational schools
Since the 2016 law on the integrated qualifications system came into force, a national qualifications framework level is assigned to every qualification awarded in the formal education system.
An Act on the integrated qualification system (IQS) came into force in January 2016, covering formal education and supporting raising the quality of non-formal qualifications. It improves access to qualifications by making available information on existing qualifications.
Measuring the effectiveness of an education system is crucial for the design of adequate social and economic policies. It is also a complex task that requires not only objective indicators built on quality data, but also a holistic and systematic approach to matching education and labour market systems better.
The introduction of work-based learning was the main goal of the legal changes that came into force in September 2015, introducing dual vocational education and training (VET) in Poland.
Participation in Cedefop’s reference network, ReferNet, offers many opportunities to exchange information and learn about the wide variety of VET systems in Europe and their different ways to address common challenges.
The 2014/15 school year has just ended and, with it, the Polish Year of vocational schools. The idea for this initiative, decreed by the Minister for National Education, came from a wish to restore the importance and prestige of VET.
On 26 November 2014 the first congress on non-formal education was held in Warsaw. The congress was an initiative of the Polish chamber of training companies and the Polish Agency of Entrepreneurship Development as well as 11 adult education institutions. It served as a platform for discussing non-formal education as a means to increase competence and innovativeness among Polish people.