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.
The German government successively implements various measures to make it easier for professionals from abroad to access the German labour market.
Based on a survey of 400 enterprises, 20 in-depth case studies and interviews with human resource experts in 10 countries, this report analyses the main purposes of competence assessment, the standards and methods applied, the employee groups targeted and the way results are documented and used.