In a meeting at the headquarters of the European Federation for Welding (EWF) in Lisbon on 27 January, international and welding sector experts discussed the latest vocational education and training (VET) developments and reflected on future scenarios in relation to the European tools and their use in the sector.
Awareness is the first step in creating attractiveness on vocational education and training (VET).
At a seminar jointly organised by Cedefop and the Slovak EU Presidency on 13 December in Brussels, experts and Brussels-based stakeholders discussed key challenges related to the strengthening of vocational education and training (VET).
Around two in three Europeans (68%) think that vocational education at the upper secondary stage has a positive image in their country, while just under a quarter (23%) think the opposite.
The chart below shows reasons why respondents chose to do either vocational or general education when they were at upper secondary education. Results are available for two groups: those who went on vocational education and those who did general education.
Cedefop’s second policy learning forum on learning outcomes for vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, on 13 and 14 October in Thessaloniki, provided a follow up to last year’s first such event.
The mobility scoreboard is a new online tool designed to complement existing programmes and to help policy-makers develop learning mobility in initial vocational education and training (IVET) across Europe.
Participants at Cedefop's learning providers’ workshop (15 and 16 September, in Thessaloniki) identified six priority areas to work on in the 2017-20 period, with enhancing teachers' skills coming top.