Vocational Education and Training
23 septembre 2017

Students & staff suffer in VET wash up (Advocate 24 02)

During the fevered height of VET FEE-HELP rorting linked to unscrupulous private for-profit providers, the true scale of the costly debacle proved hard to keep up with.
On an almost weekly – if not daily – basis, fresh horror stories emerged involving the scamming of millions in taxpayer dollars, recruiters targeting the vulnerable, and students being stranded with half-finished, or useless, qualifications and significant debts. More...

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19 septembre 2017

Vocational education goes green!

European Commission logoGreen skills are more and more in demand on the labour market, and those who acquire them increase their employability substantially, while also helping to protect the planet. Many Erasmus+ projects are contributing to both of these efforts, through VET schools and employers. Many different aspects of environmental protection - such as renewable energy, eco-building or green transports - and many different professions are involved. More...

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13 septembre 2017

Cedefop presents cooperation on qualifications frameworks at TVET conference

Home Cedefop took part in a large-scale international conference on ‘skills on the move: global trends, local resonances’, organised by UNESCO, the People’s Republic of China and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on 4-6 July in Tangshan, China.
The conference was designed to take stock of progress and challenges since the third international congress on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Shanghai in 2012 and identify promising policies and practices to enhance TVET’s contribution to sustainable development. More...

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VET researchers meet practitioners

Home A first formal encounter between vocational education and training (VET) researchers and practitioners, organised jointly by UNESCO/UNEVOC and Cedefop, took place at the United Nations campus in Bonn on 18 July. 
The activity brought together over 60 participants from EU Member States and social partners, Iran, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, South Africa, Costa Rica and Nigeria to share their diverse contexts on issues of common concern
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European vocational skills week: gearing up for more success in 2017

Home Following the resounding success of the first European vocational skills week in 2016, a second instalment will take place in Brussels and across Europe in 2017 (20 to 24 November). The week, organised by the European Commission, with Cedefop as one of the partners, aims to showcase vocational education and training’s excellence. More...

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Malta: introducing vocational subjects in secondary schools

Home Malta has been working on introducing vocational programmes at MQF Level 3 in the last three years of compulsory schooling, from ages 14 to 16. This has happened as part of the national curriculum framework (2012) and in line with the framework for the education strategy for Malta 2014-24: Sustaining foundations, creating alternatives, increasing employability. More...

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“Alternative Pathways:” How to Rethink Vocational Education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "e-Literate"So it’s worth looking at what other options may be available to address this goal. Fortuitously, Tyton Partners recently released a two-part report funded by The James Irvine Foundation called Path to Employment: Maximizing the Impact of Alternative Pathways Programs. [Registration required.] It provides a framework for analyzing the potential and critical success factors of shorter, non-degree and non-certification programs. More...

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Zig-Zagging Government Policies Hurt Jordanian Vocational Education

Saif Hassan, 20, completed vocational high school last year, with a specialization in carpentry and decorating. Although he wanted to pursue an advanced degree in the same profession, he was unable to do so. More...

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Vocational Education: A Neglected Solution in Gaza

Ahmed Khalid, 27, received his bachelor’s degree five years ago, prepared to work as a teacher. But Khalid’s career has taken a left turn: He is now a plumber. More...

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