Vocational Education and Training
27 avril 2017

Spotlight on Vocational Training

HomeBy Paul Fain. Demand surges for graduates of career and technical programs at two-year colleges, yet vocational education continues to struggle with an image problem and a deep gender imbalance.
Career and vocational education is en vogue, as Republicans who dominate Washington and most state capitols have been touting job training over the bachelor’s degree. But community college leaders say vocational training is sorely in need of an image makeover. More...

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18 avril 2017

Semaine européenne de promotion de la Formation Professionnelle Qualifiante Initiale et Continue

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La semaine européenne de promotion de la Formation Professionnelle Qualifiante Initiale et Continue qui a été organisée début décembre 2016 a connu un tel succès que l'expérience sera réitérée en 2017, entre le 20 et 24 novembre 2017. Voir l'article...

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17 avril 2017

Last available places for policy learning forum on vocational training for the long-term unemployed

Home Are you a ministry official, public or private employment service adviser, vocational education and training (VET) provider or practitioner involved in the design and implementation of recent national/regional policy programmes focused on VET provision and skills matching of the long-term unemployed. More...

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VET data for European countries presented by indicators

Home Have you wondered how many students participate in initial vocational education and training (IVET) in European countries? Or how many enterprises provide training to workers? Cedefop has selected a set of 36 indicators to quantify some key aspects of vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning. More...

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Treaty of Rome anniversary: upholding VET values for the past 60 years

HomeThe Treaty of Rome set up the European Economic Community (EEC) through endorsement of joint policies in distinct areas of interest. Vocational education and training (VET) was explicitly included at social policy level, as stated in Articles 118 and 128. It was specified that the European Commission would promote close cooperation among Member States in matters pertaining to basic and advanced VET. More...

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16 avril 2017

Rising to the challenge

A recent editorial in the Guardian noted that ‘England’s beleaguered vocational education system has been subjected to wave after wave of reform. Yet improving the quality of technical education has eluded governments of all colours.’ More...

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11 avril 2017

Better Marriage Between College and Job Training

HomeBy Paul Fain. In a rare point of agreement, the Trump administration and many academics would like to see less focus on colleges as work force development centers. Read more...

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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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