Results of the public consultation
Resources for training are scarce, so companies are encouraged to help provide training for their own employees. But how can they be sure they will achieve a good return on investment? And what about the time needed for training?
On 26 May 2011, ISFOL presented its ‘Rapporto orientamento 2010: l’offerta e la domanda di orientamento in Italia 2010’ (‘Report on guidance 2010: supply and demand in Italy 2010’) at the Centro Congressi Frentani in Rome.
Participants in this week’s workshop on the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) identified the steps that various actors should take to make the system work and warned of a persisting ‘cultural gap’ between policy makers and practitioners.
VET-CERT, a Leonardo da Vinci/EQAVET project, has been launched in Austria to further promote the competence development of persons responsible for quality management (QM) within vocational education and training (VET).
Understanding national VET systems - their features, history and priorities – helps us to better coordinate European policies. But they can also serve as a source of inspiration for people working in the field across Europe.
If you are involved in VET-related activities, you will find plenty...
What does the shift to learning outcomes change in our diplomas and qualifications? How does it affect mobility? What does Europe contribute to making guidance provisions as relevant as possible?
Cedefop and the European Commission are jointly organising a two-day international seminar on learning later in life and the impact of investing in an ageing workforce.
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...
On 19 May 2011, ISFOL (Italian Institute for the Development of Vocational Training for Workers) and Assotelecomunicazioni-Asstel organized the seminar “Internet cambia il lavoro” (How the Internet is reshaping work) at the Lower House of Parliament in Rome.
Policy measures cannot alone attract people to vocational education and training (VET), yet there are several ways in which policy can influence learners’ and employers’ perception of VET. The high-profile Hungarian Presidency conference, Improving the image and quality of vocational education...
Success of learning outcome approaches to curricula in vocational education and training depends on design, delivery and assessment
A monthly selection of publications on vocational education and training
Cedefop has long contributed to the conceptual and practical aspects of the European common tools, including the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET). These instruments are meant to complement each other, but each...
Hungarian vocational education and training in a nutshell.
This report examines the economic return on vocational education and training (VET) for individuals across the EU. The benefits analysed are the private ones that accrue to individuals who receive training. The findings show that, in terms of wages and employment prospects, returns on secondary...
Given the problems faced by many young people during the transition from school into initial vocational education and training (IVET), how to increase the accessibility of the IVET system is a matter for debate.
The vocational education and training system has undergone considerable change during the past 20 years.
Many of the aspects informing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have long since been an object of political and social consensus in Germany under the umbrella concept of "participation".
The extracurricular pilot projects which the German government supports on the basis of Section 90 (3) No. 1 d) of the Vocational Training Act are an instrument for the qualitative development of and research into initial and continuing vocational training.
Konstantinos Pouliakas, previously a Research Fellow of Economics at the Centre for European Labour Market Research of the University of Aberdeen, joined the Research and Policy Analysis team in April. He will be focusing on the anticipation and evaluation of skill needs within key sectors of...
As part of the general examination of the benefits of training, in this publication Cedefop looks at the economic returns that accrue to individuals who receive training.
On 27 April 2011, the Academic Information Centre, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science organised an international conference ‘The European Qualifications Framework in Latvia’, which was held in Riga.
Between 9 and 12 December 2010, Lisbon hosted the EuroSkills 2010 – the European Occupations Championship, which confirmed the potential of European vocational training.
Success of learning outcomes approaches to curricula in vocational education and training depends on design, delivery and assessment
The adoption of learning outcomes approaches in education and training is affecting the way in which curricula are designed and delivered. As Cedefop's recent Briefing Note explains, outcomes-based curricula seem to increase learner motivation, forge stronger links between theoretical and...
The programme "Връзката на професионалното образование и обучение с реалния бизнес” (How to link VET to the real business) was launched by the National Institute for Education and Training on 14 February 2011. It aims at qualifying 200 deputy directors all over the country.
The international conference “Action Plan for ICT - support for lifelong learning” was held in Sofia on 10 March 2011.
The latest issue of ECVET Magazine is now available for download.
Encouraging a culture of in-company learning for all isn’t just good for individual workers or companies – it can raise the skills and knowledge of the entire workforce. A recent Cedefop video presents some of the issues at stake.
Everything you need to know about taking part in a study visit.