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Cedefop Newsletter no. 42 - June 2014

 

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Apprenticeships under the microscope in Lithuania and Malta
 

Apprenticeships under the microscope in Lithuania and Malta

A new Cedefop project, which will look into the apprenticeship systems of Lithuania and Malta, has been launched. The project, to be completed in 2015, is in support of the European alliance for apprenticeships and will involve government ministries, vocational education and training (VET) institutions, social partners and other stakeholders in both countries.

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Mara Brugia appointed Cedefop Deputy Director

Mara Brugia appointed Cedefop Deputy Director

Head of Area Enhanced Cooperation in VET and Lifelong Learning Mara Brugia has been appointed to the post of Deputy Director by Cedefop’s Governing Board. Ms Brugia will take up her new duties on 1 September 2014. She will replace outgoing Deputy Director Christian Lettmayr who is retiring at the end of August.
 
 
Better vocational options lead to fewer dropouts from education and training

Better vocational options lead to fewer dropouts from education and training

Early findings of a Europe-wide Cedefop study of the effect of vocational education and training (VET) on the dropout rate reveal that this effect is largely positive.
 
 
Presenting VET to the Commission

Presenting VET to the Commission

Over 35 people working at the European Commission took part at a lunchtime presentation of Cedefop and its work, organised by the Directorate General Education and Culture (DG EAC) on 20 June, in Brussels.
 
 
German State Secretary Fuchtel discusses joint activities with Cedefop

German State Secretary Fuchtel discusses joint activities with Cedefop

Ways of working together on vocational training initiatives were discussed during the visit to Cedefop of German Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Hans-Joachim Fuchtel.
 
 
Latin America calls on Cedefop’s skills expertise

Latin America calls on Cedefop’s skills expertise

At the invitation of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the EU-Latin American foundation (EU-LAC), Cedefop has presented its work on investing in skills in Europe for more growth and better jobs at conferences in Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Peru between April and June.
 
 
Local students get a flavour of Cedefop

Local students get a flavour of Cedefop

Students from Thessaloniki’s University of Macedonia have visited Cedefop to get acquainted with the organisation and what it does for vocational training and employability in Europe, as part of its mission to engage with the local community.
 
 
New publication: Use of validation by enterprises for human resource and career development purposes

New publication: Use of validation by enterprises for human resource and career development purposes

Based on a survey of 400 enterprises, 20 in-depth case studies and interviews with human resource experts in 10 countries, this report analyses the main purposes of competence assessment, the standards and methods applied, the employee groups targeted and the way results are documented and used.
 
 
New publication: Briefing Note - Developing apprenticeships

New publication: Briefing Note - Developing apprenticeships

Despite their advantages as a way of aligning vocational education and training to labour market needs, apprenticeships are underused.
 
 
New publication: Skillset and Match – Cedefop’s new magazine promoting learning for work

New publication: Skillset and Match – Cedefop’s new magazine promoting learning for work

The first issue of Cedefop’s new magazine is available to read and download. Skillset and Match aims to promote vocational education and training in the context of European initiatives taken by the Commission, Member States and social partners through Cedefop’s work programme.
 
 
New publication: Annual report 2013

New publication: Annual report 2013

European-level action to tackle the worryingly high levels of youth unemployment took concrete shape in 2013. Demand for Cedefop’s support and expertise has grown even further.
 
 
New publication: Sharing knowledge about vocational education and training

New publication: Sharing knowledge about vocational education and training

A six-page guide to Refernet's work of collecting and monitoring information on national vocational education and training.
 
 
New publication: Navigating difficult waters: learning for career and labour market transitions

New publication: Navigating difficult waters: learning for career and labour market transitions

Work by Cedefop has shown that participation in training has a positive effect on the probability of finding a job. This study adds to such results by showing that learning can support labour market transitions of adult workers by increasing their adaptability to a changing environment.
 
 
New publication: Terminology of European education and training policy

New publication: Terminology of European education and training policy

What is the difference between skill gap, skill needs or skill shortage? Is underqualification a synonym for undereducation or underskilling? What is the meaning of green skills?
 
 
New publication: Briefing note - The hidden potential of level 5 qualifications

New publication: Briefing note - The hidden potential of level 5 qualifications

EQF level 5 qualifications appeal to learners as they open up prospects on several fronts – immediate employment, career advancement, and further learning.
 
 

Working with us

 

Economic and Social Costs of Low Skilled Adults in EU

AO/ECVL/ARANI-LSALVA/LowSkilled/005/14
Deadline:21/07/2014
 
 

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News from the Member States

Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop’s European network for VET

 

EU Policy

 

Employment report shows lower skilled workers face increasing difficulties to find a job

 
 
 

Working with young people: the value of youth work in the European Union

 
 
 

Special Eurobarometer survey on the European area for skills and qualifications

Education and training don't match available jobs
 
 

New European skills passport will facilitate recruitment in hospitality sector

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Agenda

 

Forecasting skill supply and demand in Europe: setting the scene for 2016 forecasts

 

15/09/2014 to 16/09/2014 Rome, Italy
 
 

Designing, implementing and supporting effective work-based learning

 

21/10/2014 to 22/10/2014 Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 
 
 

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