The number of young people enrolled in two-year short and three-year vocational upper secondary education fell sharply during the period from 2000/01 to 2011/12 ( ). The total number of young people enrolled in upper secondary education decreased by 23.8% and totalled 79 901 in 2011/12. The decline is due to demographic changes.
On 7 and 8 June, the European Commission took a step towards bringing policy makers and the business community closer together: it organised the first European business forum on vocational training. The forum, dedicated to "challenges and trends in skills and career development of the European workforce", was focused on companies' approaches to skills development of both adult workers and young people.
In last month’s newsletter we featured the main findings of Cedefop’s latest skills report. But did you notice that you can dig deeper in the data yourself - and find results not just by occupation, age and gender, but also by country?
A workshop in London explores how human resource practices can contribute to skills development.
Cedefop is pleased to be involved in Thessaloniki's ambitious plan to improve lifelong learning and skills development in the municipality. At a press conference held on 26 March, Mayor Yannis Boutaris and Cedefop’s Acting Director Christian Lettmayr announced that the two bodies will be working together to improve links between vocational training and labour market needs.