The economic slowdown of the past two years raises concerns for the situation of young job-seekers on the labour market. What new developments are related to the professional insertion of new young job-seekers into the labour market? Which factors contribute to successful transition? These are some of the issues addressed in the latest edition of the Le Forem survey.
A decline in attractiveness of secondary IVET studies and dissatisfaction of employers with graduate supply has led to a radical, yet disputed intervention by the government. Stricter rules for secondary school admission were approved by the parliament by an amendment to the Act on VET. A grade point average in grade 8 and the first half of grade 9 of lower secondary school was introduced as a regulating indicator valid from the 2014/15 school year.
Rapid labour market changes leave too many workers at risk of losing their skills. What can we do to prevent this? Our latest briefing note investigates.
The number of young people enrolled in two-year short and three-year vocational upper secondary education fell sharply during the period from 2000/01 to 2011/12 ( ). The total number of young people enrolled in upper secondary education decreased by 23.8% and totalled 79 901 in 2011/12. The decline is due to demographic changes.
The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) has taken on sponsorship of the next phase of the ANKOM Initiative, called ‘Transitions from vocational education to higher education’.
In cooperation with the University of Kingston's Centre for Research in Employment, Skills & Society (CRESS), Cedefop held a workshop on Skill mismatch and firm dynamics on 27 April in London.
The aim of the workshop was to examine what companies do to make sure their employees have the right skills – both at the recruitment phase, and during the course of employment.