Cedefop Director James Calleja and Head of Department for VET Systems and Institutions Loukas Zahilas had several meetings at the Unesco headquarters in Paris on 5 and 6 May regarding potential areas of cooperation.
A Cedefop delegation headed by Director James Calleja took part in a knowledge-sharing seminar with the European Training Foundation (ETF), Cedefop's sister agency, in Turin on 13 February. Apprenticeships, validation and the next stage for European tools were on the agenda.
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.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and the government of Germany recently sealed an agreement that seeks to intensify technical vocational education and training (TVET) programmes to prepare skilled graduates for employment.
The Cedefop conference (27-28 November) addressed how the common tools together can help to achieve the main objectives of European cooperation in vocational education and training: easier mobility and career progression for learners, better education and training for all of Europe.
Adults with upper-secondary VET qualifications generally have lower levels of literacy and numeracy proficiency than people with general upper-secondary education, according to the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). This is not surprising.
Literacy skills of adults aged 25-64 with general education tend to be higher than for those with vocational qualifications across all European countries covered by the OECD’s Survey of Adult Skills.
Keeping you informed about European Credit System for Vocational Education & Training
Vocational qualification courses (VQC) are a new form of continuing vocational education and training (CVET) for adults. Since its implementation in 2012/13, one year has passed and first results are available. Is the number of 19 500 students a good start?
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.