Vocational Education and Training

14 septembre 2019

Enrollment and age at community colleges

Techno-News BlogSince hitting a peak in 2010, the total community college enrollment has decreased each fall after the Great Recession, declining by more than 1 million students nationally between 2010 and 2017…. one of the most striking findings is the dramatic and continuing rise in enrollment for the less-than-18-year-old students. More...

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08 septembre 2019

The Netherlands: a significant reduction of dropouts in VET; how to proceed?

HomeThe number of students having successfully finished their VET course has risen to almost 84%, concluded the Inspectorate of Education in its 2019 report on the State of Education in the Netherlands. What more can be done to reduce the share of drop-outs even further, now since more than a decade a great number of policy instruments has already been applied. More...

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Sweden: educating a new generation of VET teachers

HomeWhat happens to a person who leaves a vocation to enter the teaching profession? How are teacher competences developed? These and other related issues that summarising research on VET-teachers are highlighted in a study published in 2019 by the Swedish National Agency for Education. More...

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04 septembre 2019

Another ‘Last Chance’

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. The popular Netflix documentary series portrays community college football teams as the last stop for athletes hoping to play at four-year institutions or to go pro. More...

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30 août 2019

VET, an underused route to a good job in Greece

HomeAccording to an opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) carried out by Cedefop, around 64% of respondents who studied VET in Greece found their first long-term job within a year, compared to 49% of those who studied general education. However, education in Greece at upper secondary level is dominated by the Panhellenic exams; they will decide to which university a student will go and what they will study. More...

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Finland: government emphasises VET in 2019-23 programme

HomeThe 2019-23 government programme aims to increase the number of people completing upper secondary education, improve outreach, invest more in VET and promote continuing learning. More...

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Poland: first forecast of the demand for employees in VET occupations

HomeThe education ministry has recently announced the first forecast of the demand for employees in vocational education occupations at national and regional levels. The forecast indicates which vocational education occupations are in demand in the labour market and national economy. More...

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Germany: VET law modernisation

HomeWith the agreement of the Federal Council, the Federal Parliament has accepted the draft law for modernising and strengthening the Vocational Training Act (Berufsbildungsgesetz BBiG). It will enter into force on 1 January 2020 and aims to align dual VET in Germany with the requirements of the future. More...

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Cyprus: Increasing VET attractiveness through robotics

HomeMore than 1 300 primary and lower secondary education learners participated in the 2nd Pancyprian robotics week, which was successfully organised in the second week of May by the Department of Secondary Technical and Vocational Education and Training in cooperation with the enterprise ENGINO®. More...

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Austria: MINT quality seal awarded to 120 education institutions

HomePromoting innovative teaching and learning is the order of the day at a time of rapid technological developments and a changing world of work and professional life. MINT disciplines are at the centre of these developments. In June 2019, 120 education institutions were awarded the MINT quality seal. More...

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