Poland, the Member State which holds the EU Council Presidency in the second half of 2011, is introducing major reforms in vocational education. The focus is on improving quality and relevance in order to make the system more flexible and more responsive to labour market needs.
These reforms, along with the background to vocational education and training in Poland, are the focus of a new publicaiton in Cedefop's series of short descriptions of VET systems.
The European Inventory 2010 provides a unique record on how validation is already being used at national, regional and local level to address issues relating to lifelong learning, employment and social exclusion.
The outline of planned modifications concerning vocational education and training in Poland was presented in the document ‘Purpose of the proposed changes – vocational and continuing education’ published by the Ministry of National Education in 2010.