The Labour Reform Act recently approved in Spain includes among its new measures regulation of training and apprenticeships contracts. The aim of this type of contracts is for workers to acquire professional qualifications in the framework of Spanish VET and in alternation with employment in a company.
The European Inventory 2010 provides a unique record on how validation is already being used at national, regional and local level to address issues relating to lifelong learning, employment and social exclusion.
The Minister of Education, Angel Gabilondo, and the Employment and Immigration Minister Valeriano Gomez, have recently released details of how the vocational qualification accreditation scheme will be developed for skills acquired through work experience or informal training channels (Programa Acredita). The Government has allocated EUR 59 million to this project and the autonomous communities will organise the first applications for the scheme to be rolled out from June this year.
A National Public Employment Service Decision to subsidise national-level training plans intended primarily for employed workers was implemented in 2010.
Cedefop’s European synthesis report on skills for green jobs brings together the findings from country reports covering Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
At the Spanish Presidency conference, ‘New skills and new jobs for a more competitive Europe’ held on 8 and 9 April in Barcelona, Cedefop Director Aviana Bulgarelli presented the full results of the medium-term forecast on the demand and supply of skills (published 8 April).