Cedefop has updated its VET Statistical overviews, a valuable tool to help policy makers better understand and assess VET developments in each country. VET statistical overviews bring together a selection of key data on VET, adult learning and skills from different sources. The selection is based on the indicators' policy relevance and their importance in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives.
Have you wondered how many students participate in initial vocational education and training (IVET) in European countries? Or how many enterprises provide training to workers? Cedefop has selected a set of 36 indicators to quantify some key aspects of vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning.
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.
On 23-24 October 2013, the European Commission organised the "ESCO goes live" conference in Brussels. The conference officially launched version 0 of ESCO, the classification of European Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations, and the ESCO Portal.
This report aims to improve our understanding of labour market outcomes for vocational education graduates. A real need if we are to respond effectively to the current challenges of high unemployment.
This report complements a recent Cedefop publication 'On the way to 2020: Data for vocational education and training policies - Country statistical overviews' (Cedefop, 2013), which has made use of the same data but has organised them in a different way. While the previous report offered a set of country snapshots, this publication offers a set of indicator snapshots. It is a result of continuing efforts to review and improve indicators as new and better data become available.
Cedefop’s new publication provides a statistical overview of vocational education and training and lifelong learning in European countries. Data are based on international statistics enabling comparisons of countries and statistical averages for the European Union. This report, a first result of a continuing process, adds user-friendly evidence for many purposes. It should help policy-makers and researchers and ease access to the information available.