The SKILLSNET e-bulletin July 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
New occupational analytical highlights offer valuable insights on the trends for skills as well as analyses of the drivers of change for a total of 30 occupations.
The European Commission adopted on 10 June a new and comprehensive skills agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.
The mobility scoreboard for initial vocational education and training (IVET), a new tool to assist policy-makers in the area of learning mobility developed by Cedefop in close cooperation with the European Commission, was presented at an event in Thessaloniki on 3 June.
Reform of the Danish vocational education and training (VET) system establishes VET teachers’ minimum qualification requirements and VET students’ minimum entrance requirements, thus increasing quality in VET.
Guiding principles on professional development of trainers in VET
Since 2002, school trial projects have been carried out to reshape upper secondary education. One central aim is reduction of class repetition by offering individual learning support (Individuelle Lernbegleitung, ILB). Focus is on supporting pupils with learning difficultires, as well as on encouraging high performers.
In May 2013, the FormaForm training centre for trainers established its headquarters in a building in the Einstein science park in Louvain-la-Neuve. It is 30 kilometres south of Brussels, midway between the national capital and Namur, the capital of Wallonia.
Mascil (mathematics and science for life) is a project financed by the European Union’s seventh framework programme with the principle aim to promote enquiry-based mathematics and science teaching in primary and secondary schools, connect it with the world of work and encourage young Europeans’ interest in careers related to science and technology.
In a globalising world internationalisation and international competences are a basic factor for regional development. International competence can be strengthened through close cooperation at regional level and vocational education and training (VET) institutions play a key role in this.