Two separate reports reflect on participation in tertiary level education among students with a VET background. Guidance is considered a key factor in improving participation rates.
The total amount spent on continuing training of workers in Italy is about EUR 5 billion a year. Total resources for the training of Italian workers made available by the European Social Fund, national laws (236/93 and 53/00) and the Sectoral Training Funds amount to about EUR 1 billion a year.
‘Recognition in Germany’ is the new information portal for the German government's Recognition Law. This portal provides up-to-date information on the legal basis and procedures for recognition of foreign professional qualifications. If you would like to have a professional qualification acquired abroad recognised in Germany, you can use this portal to find the competent body and your local contact centre.
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’.
COLOR is one out of seven 2nd generation ECVET pilot projects funded by the EACEA in 2011. The COLOR project pursues a two-fold objective: setting up a sustainable network of Regional Authorities, stakeholders and practitioners; and pilot testing ECVET procedures for the evaluation, recognition and transfer of Learning Outcomes (LOs).
The implementation of the key competences recommended by the European Parliament started in Estonia in 2010 and is now well underway. The recommendation of the European Parliament (2006) defines eight key competences: communication in one’s mother tongue, communication in foreign languages, mathematical and technological competence, digital competence, learning to learn, social and civic competences, sense of initiative and of entrepreneurship, and cultural awareness and expression.