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New CEDEFOP report "2020 skills forecast PORTUGAL"

New CEDEFOP report "2020 skills forecast PORTUGAL"

CEDEFOP launched a new report entitled "2020 skills forecast" for several european countries.

Re-conceptualising VET: responses to covid-19

Re-conceptualising VET: responses to covid-19

The paper addresses the impact of Covid-19 on vocational education and training, seeking to discern the outline of possible directions for its future development within the debates about VET responses to the pandemic.

Talent and skills: What is the importance of professional training in green and digital transitions?

Talent and skills: What is the importance of professional training in green and digital transitions?

Launched in 2016, the initiative aims to highlight the benefits of professional training in people of any age with events and activities throughout the European Union. This year, European Vocational Skills Week 2020 takes place only in digital format.

Osnabrück Declaration on vocational education and training as an enabler of recovery and just transitions to digital and green economies

Osnabrück Declaration on vocational education and training as an enabler of recovery and just transitions to digital and green economies

The Osnabruck Declaration of the Mnisters issued reaffirmed their commitment to contribute to the post-COVID recovery and to further develop the European Education and Training Area through future-oriented and innovative education and training systems in order to support the digital and green transition and improve employability and competitiveness and thus stimulate economic growth.

Read the full report here.

Experts note there is little correlation between the education system and the demands of the labor market

Experts note there is little correlation between the education system and the demands of the labor market

The Spanish labor market is poorly equipped to cover all its bases. Although the unemployment rate is 13.8%, there are many vacancies left unfilled due to a lack of qualified professionals. Experts point out that there is little correlation between the educational system and the demands of the labor market.

EUROPE’S SHARE OF GDP FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING HAS NEVER BEEN THIS LOW. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

EUROPE’S SHARE OF GDP FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING HAS NEVER BEEN THIS LOW. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

'European countries seem to view education and training as an easy-to-cut budget item, despite the fact that most of them have not been implementing fiscal consolidation measures for a while, in the aftermath of the debt crisis'. This is the result of Lifelong Learning Platform's comparative analysis based upon Eurostat's yearly report on Education and the aggregated data of post-crisis Europe.

TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in the times of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities

TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in the times of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs are well-placed to play an important role in the COVID-19 pandemic. They have significant potential to contribute in three stages: the current “coping” phase, an intermediate phase when schools and businesses gradually reopen, and during the recovery period when structural changes are expected in both the education system and in the labor market.

EU policy in the field of vocational education and training

EU policy in the field of vocational education and training

Vocational education and training (VET) is a key element of lifelong learning systems, which equip citizens with knowledge, skills and competences required in particular occupations and on the labour market.
VET responds to the needs of the economy, but also provides learners with skills important for personal development and active citizenship. VET can also boost enterprise performance, competitiveness, and research and innovation and is a central aspect of successful employment and social policy.

Vocational Education and Training in Europe

Vocational Education and Training in Europe

This article can serve as a guide on Vocational Education and Training in Greece and in other European countries. In particualr, the reader can enrich his knowledge in the main elements and distinctive features of VET, as well as in the main challenges and policy responses. The article also offers insights in external factors influencing VET, such as demographics, economics, and the labour market. Other themes contained in this article are: Education attainment, Vet within Education and Training System, Apprenticeship, VET governance, VET financing mechanisms, Teachers and trainers, Shaping VET qualifications, Qaulity Assurance, Validation for prior learning, Incentives fro learners, and Incentives for enterprises to boost their participation in VET provision. Lastly, the article offers some suggestions on how to find guidance services and counselling forums.

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VOCATIONAL TRAINING WITH A FUTURE: IN 2020 DEUTSCHE POST DHL GROUP IS AGAIN THE LARGEST VOCATIONAL TRAINING COMPANY IN THE LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT SECTOR

VOCATIONAL TRAINING WITH A FUTURE: IN 2020 DEUTSCHE POST DHL GROUP IS AGAIN THE LARGEST VOCATIONAL TRAINING COMPANY IN THE LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT SECTOR

With some 2,000 training places available Germany-wide for the training year 2020, Deutsche Post DHL Group is again the largest vocational training company in the logistics and transport sector. The company offers training in over twenty vocational occupations, among them commercial-technical disciplines and business administration. Deutsche Post DHL Group also offers dual training in sixteen integrated degree programs.

National Qualification Frameworks: A Priority for reforming VET Systems?

National Qualification Frameworks: A Priority for reforming VET Systems?

 If you are curious about the qualification of technical skills in today's VET society, then you will find all the information you need via this article! You can even have free access to a short video eLearning module designed to introduce you to the role of National Qualification Frameworks provided by the EU!

What do you Europeans think of VET?

What do you Europeans think of VET?

Four years ago, in 2016, CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) surveyed Europeans in order to know what they thought about Vocational Education and Training. More than 35 000 interviews were conducted and the results were very interesting: even though 2 out of 3 citizens have a positive image of VET and 87% of students are happy with their work-related skills because it allows them to find a job quickly, 84% of EU citizens agree general education still has a more positive image than VET and 3 out of 4 consider that VET is the choice of low-grade students.

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