A press conference announcing measures to upgrade Cyprus’s public VET system improve its image and increase participation rates took place at the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in December 2018.
Cedefop received a group of 75 young people and youth workers representing Cyprus, Greece, Hungary and Turkey on 2 May. The group consisted of blind, visually impaired and sighted youngsters.
The standard multi-company training programmes are one of the schemes of the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) with high participation rates. The main aim of the scheme is the participation of employed people in training programmes, designed and implemented by certified vocational training centres (VTCs) to satisfy companies’ training needs.
The 2018 Education and training monitor report was presented by the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) at a special event that took place at the EU House in November.
Cedefop organises the second policy learning forum on apprenticeships, a European vocational skills week event, on 18 and 19 October in Thessaloniki.
In March 2018 the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA), published a study providing forecasts for employment and demand for labour in green economic sectors and occupations for 2017-27.
On 16 November 2017, the Youth Board of Cyprus presented two programmes aiming to activate young people and to promote and develop entrepreneurship. Both are included in the National action plan for youth employment and are jointly funded by the European Social Fund.
The Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) has recently completed a research study providing forecasts of employment needs in the national economy for a 10-year period.
The National youth strategy (NYS) of Cyprus 2017-22 was prepared by the Youth Board of Cyprus and adopted by the Council of Ministers on 18 May 2017. The Youth Board of Cyprus is responsible for youth issues in the country, with the full involvement of national stakeholders.
The post-secondary institutes of vocational education and training (PSIVET) were accredited in April 2017 by the Quality Assurance and Certification Agency for Higher Education as public schools of higher vocational education and training. This accreditation of PSIVET programmes at higher education level is considered an important development, contributing greatly to the aim of further strengthening vocational education and training in Cyprus.