The Maltese government is offering incentives for vocational education and training (VET) at all levels of education through financial measures.
The 2018-20 development plan of the State vocational training institutions network was approved in early 2019. It aims to bring together resources and use them efficiently, while improving the quality of vocational training to meet local labour market and students’ needs better.
The ‘Bucovina’ Câmpulung Moldovenesc forestry college learners ranked third among their peers from 17 countries  at the international competition in forestry skills in Sweden in May 2019.
Being aware of the key role of digital, entrepreneurial and transversal skills in securing the success of vocational education and training (VET) learners, Romania has recently revised the initial VET qualifications to include key competences in the training standards that define them.
Since 2014, the situation in the labour market for young people aged 15 to 29 has improved as more NEETs (not in employment, education and training) have become economically active.
The pilot project on recognition of in-company training processes in vocational and higher education is the first initiative of its kind.
Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel presented the agency’s work and priorities for 2020-22 to the members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), on 24 September in Brussels.
Independent career development experts from across Europe, representatives from the European Commission and the European Training Foundation met on 19 and 20 September in Rome to debate how people will be supported in their careers in the post-2020 period.
The main findings of Cedefop’s comparative study on key competences in initial vocational education and training (IVET), which will be published in 2020, were presented at a workshop organised by the agency on 19 and 20 September in Thessaloniki.
The SKILLSNET e-bulletin July - September 2019 Issue has just been sent to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
Two flagship initiatives for the modernisation of education address vocational and general education components of VET.
The national continuing education strategy was jointly adopted in mid-2019 by the Federal Government, federal states (Länder), industry, trade unions and the Federal Employment Agency.
The September 2019 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.
A second version of Cedefop’s skills online vacancy analysis tool for Europe (Skills OVATE) has been released. It presents insights and data on skills gathered from online job vacancies in 11 more EU countries to add to the seven already analysed.
Sponsored by public employment services and the ESF, two new tools ‘odborogram’ and ‘profesiometer’ focusing on human resource planning and career guidance and counselling were developed.
What happens to a person who leaves a vocation to enter the teaching profession? How are teacher competences developed? These and other related issues that summarising research on VET-teachers are highlighted in a study published in 2019 by the Swedish National Agency for Education.
The number of students having successfully finished their VET course has risen to almost 84%, concluded the Inspectorate of Education in its 2019 report on the State of Education in the Netherlands. What more can be done to reduce the share of drop-outs even further, now since more than a decade a great number of policy instruments has already been applied?
Offering NEETs a way to boost their professional prospect, find the training that suits them and land a job: that’s the objective of the ‘Coup de Boost’ project successfully developed in the Charleroi and Mons area since 2016.
95% of companies see lifelong learning as a (very) important education policy issue in the coming years, as per a recent survey conducted among 500 companies by the platform for occupational CVET. Pure forms of classroom-based training continue to dominate in company-based continuing vocational education and training (CVET).