A Cedefop expert workshop on 26 and 27 March addressed the different mechanisms that ensure the quality of certification process in initial vocational education and training (IVET) so that a qualification can be credible and trusted by all.
In recent years, need for a shared up-to-date national vision of education has been growing in the Czech Republic. Existing strategic documents were insufficient and the national programme for development of education in Czech Republic (the ’white paper’) was adopted in 2001. Since then, the technological, economic and political context in which learning takes place, has undergone substantial changes, so that the Ministry of Education initiated preparations for a new comprehensive educational strategy.
As part of the German education award 2014, TÜV SÜD Akademie and EuPD Research Sustainable Management have awarded the initiative's quality seal to 15 businesses of excellence.
The evaluation aimed to highlight key elements of practical training in higher vocational education programmes, collect approaches and good practices in work-based learning (WBL) design, and provide guidance for further development of practical training in work organisations.
The new Act on adult education and training focuses more on quality of adult education and training. It contains some significant changes compared to the practice so far and aims at labour-market relevance of adult training.
Cedefop Director James Calleja praised Malta’s efforts to draft a national quality assurance framework for further and higher education based on the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European higher education area (ESG) and a European quality assurance in VET (EQAVET) perspective.
At a European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE) conference, at Wembley Stadium in London, Cedefop Director James Calleja proposed a joint activity on vocational education and training (VET) and mobility of the sport and active leisure sector and the international financial services sector based on a common model of governance to support the use of European tools and policies related to VET, skills and qualifications.