Vocational Education and Training
25 mars 2017

Throwing out the market water with the VET-FEE-HELP baby (Advocate 24 01)

By Paul Kniest. While it is yet be determined whether the new VET Student Loans programme will restore integrity to VET regulation and save the Government more than $25billion over ten years as anticipated, the NTEU is encouraged that the new scheme involves far greater scrutiny of eligible private providers and tighter limits on the value of loans and eligible courses. More...

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21 mars 2017

Strengthening EESC and Cedefop cooperation on vocational education and training

HomeCedefop Director James Calleja presented the agency’s work in 2016 and initiatives in 2017 at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 7 March in Brussels, and discussed further cooperation with the Committee. More...

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Denmark - 2016 vocational education entrance exam results

HomeThe Introduction of entry requirements for VET programmes in 2015 enabled applicants without the necessary admission requirements to take an entrance examination at a vocational college. More...

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Germany - skilled worker shortage

HomeGerman companies have an urgent need not only for well-qualified graduates, but also for graduates from vocational schools with the confidence to take on management positions. However, these vocational schools, where skilled workers are trained for so many fields, are often pushed into the background. How can VET students be encouraged to go into management or set up their own company, even without an academic degree. More...

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Germany - accessing higher education with vocational qualifications

HomeIn 2009, the ministers of education and the arts of the German Federal States (Länder) agreed on general and subject-based requirements to grant those with vocational qualifications access to higher education. More...

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Czech Republic - increasing employer participation in VET

HomeWith returning economic growth in recent years, companies in the Czech Republic have been facing a shortage of skilled labour. Labour supply does not match demand on the labour market and the practical skills of graduates entering the labour market are often insufficient. More...

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23 février 2017

What do Europeans think of vocational education and training?

HomeMost Europeans (71%) know what VET is and two in three (68%) have a positive opinion of it, while almost nine in 10 (87%) VET graduates are happy with the work-related skills they have acquired; finding a job is the number one reason among Europeans for choosing a VET path. More...

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Transformation needed to take VET beyond 2020

HomeInitial findings from the ongoing (2015-18) Cedefop study on the changing nature and role of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe were discussed at a reflection workshop on 16 and 17 February in Thessaloniki. More...

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Finding a job after VET studies

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60% of the people that have participated in Vocational Education and Training (VET) got a long-term job within a month of finishing their studies. More...

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Germany - 2012 Berlin memorandum on cooperation in VET in Europe brings positive outcome

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Just over three years after the signing of the Berlin memorandum on cooperation in vocational education and training (VET) in Europe, representatives from Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, and Slovakia convened to review progress. More...

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