In September 2010, five regional forums of vocational education “Support of EU Structural Funds to Vocational Education Modernization” were held across Latvia to inform vocational education establishments and institutions related to vocational education about issues concerning the support provided by EU Structural Funds to vocational education. The information given also included activities conducted and planned by the European Regional Development Fund concerning school infrastructure modernisation.
Participatory practices in the workplace are associated with higher levels of training participation in Ireland according to recent studies*.
Cedefop’s recent research paper, Learning outcomes approaches in VET curricula, examines how these approaches are used in curriculum development in nine European countries: Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia Spain, and the UK (Scotland).
Skills Finland and Luovi Vocational College organised an International Abilympics Conference Competitions for All on 25-28 April 2010 in Oulu, Finland. The conference was held with the purpose of developing Abilympics competitions – “Olympics of Abilities” – that is, vocational skills competitions for people with disabilities and special needs. The conference was held in connection with Taitaja 2010, the Finnish national skills competition, which attracted 51 000 visitors.
Short portrait of the Austrian training system