On 30 July an international campaign to promote the ’Recognition in Germany’ portal abroad was launched by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It aims at expanding and improving information on professional recognition provided for skilled workers interested in migrating to Germany. The campaign focuses on Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey.
Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) and the APFT Maintenance Training (APFT) aviation school have just signed a contract for training aviation technicians in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The programme begins January 2015, and the companies estimate that in five years they will train 400 APFT students as European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-qualified aircraft mechanics.
Europe has not yet harnessed the full potential of continuous vocational education and training (CVET): we need to increase participation, especially of disadvantaged groups. But if we make CVET more accessible, can we ensure high quality?
In March 2014, Slovenia launched the OECD's programme for international assessment of adult competences (PIAAC) data collection. The assessment will be conducted from April to December 2014, where over 5 000 adults aged between 16 and 65 from all Slovene regions will be surveyed. There are 60 trained interviewers who will be closely monitored by the PIAAC data collection team at the Slovenian Institute for Adult Education (SIAE).
According to a study carried out by the temporary employment agency Tempo-Team, 50% of employers believe that workers do not receive adequate training. To address this shortfall, some employers are now introducing specialist training courses.
Lifelong learning has become a private and professional reality in many people’s lives. Acquiring new competences, enriching one’s experience or obtaining a diploma, lifelong learning constitutes an unavoidable process to achieve these goals.
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.
Cedefop has launched a database, which provides information on design and performance of cost-sharing schemes implemented in EU countries to increase participation and private investment in adult learning.