In the productive sector, considerable progress is taking place in the development of processes, machines and materials, requiring a permanent adjustment of skilled worker profiles. Further, limitations of natural resources, environment protection and the recycling of materials constitute main challenges for the industry, which has been investing for years in the development of new materials and efficient recycling structures. To respond to these changing needs, the vocational aptitude diploma programme ‘Specialised agent in smart materials’ was introduced in the school year 2020/21.
The winning teams of the #CedefopPhotoAward 2020 competition come from Poland, Greece, Czechia and Slovakia.
The National Institute for Public Policy Analysis (INAPP) has launched a survey to assess key skills in the vocational education and training (IeFP) system with the aim of improving the system’s quality, effectiveness and attractiveness, in line with current activities for the national qualifications framework.
EU agencies Cedefop and Eurofound will present the results of the European company survey 2019 (ECS 2019) at a virtual launch event titled ‘Workplace practices unlocking employee potential’ on 13 October.
The Skillsnet e-bulletin April – August 2020 Issue has just been published and sent to Skillsnet members.
Starting the school year 2020/21 in the midst of a pandemic poses a host of new challenges for schools, teachers and training providers.
Over 50 participants in Cedefop’s 3rd policy learning forum on apprenticeships had the opportunity to share knowledge and reflect on the experience of other countries in a virtual event on 17 and 18 September.
The EU ministers for education met informally within the framework of the German EU Presidency in Osnabrück on 16 and 17 September to discuss a new impetus for vocational education and training (VET) and to kickstart the Osnabrück declaration to modernise European VET and deepen cross-border cooperation within a European Education Area.
The September 2020 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.
A new Cedefop publication presents the analytical framework for developing upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults. The framework aims to support policy-makers and stakeholders in designing and implementing flexible and inclusive upskilling pathways.
Cedefop evidence reveals opportunities and threats for crowdworkers in the online gig economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cedefop’s ReferNet partners share how their countries responded to the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic on national education and training systems, including vocational education and training (VET), which typically takes place in schools and companies in the form of practical training or apprenticeships.
The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) strategic plan, launched in May 2019, outlined seven strategic objectives aiming to stimulate inclusion, excellence and equity in VET.
On 5 February 2020, the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE), in collaboration with the health ministry, issued the first circular informing parents and legal custodians about Covid-19 with information on protection measures that minimise the spread of respiratory infections. A fortnight later, the MEDE issued a second circular.
EU Member States’ responses to the effects of the coronavirus on their labour markets have been swift and varied, and can serve as an inspiration for designing new policies.
The Covid-19 outbreak has had a huge impact on the Norwegian economy, working life and, not least, the education sector. The pandemic has completely changed the everyday lives of teachers, students and apprentices.
At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Croatian healthcare system faced a global shortage of medical supplies such as gloves, masks and disinfectants that protect healthcare workers against infection with SARS-CoV-2. In March 2020, numerous VET providers engaged with this shortage in a bottom-up initiative to produce face shields through 3D technology.