ERIC Number: ED354370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Databases on Vocational Qualifications and Courses Accredited. Report on the Workshop Organised by CEDEFOP (Nurnberg, Germany, November 25-26, 1992).
CEDEFOP Flash, n3 Feb 1993
During 1992, CEDEFOP (the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) commissioned two projects to investigate the current situation with regard to databases on vocational qualifications in Member States of the European Community (EC) and possibilities for networking such databases. Results of these two studies were presented and discussed at a seminar at the Third European Conference on Computers in Careers Guidance. At the seminar, it was stated that work for establishing comparability of vocational qualifications had already contributed significantly to worker mobility. The following results of a survey of databases of vocational qualifications and courses were reported: significant databases in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom; interest in extending existing databases or developing new databases; notable differences among existing databases; and need for an understanding of the vocational education and training system within the country. Findings of another study on the possibilities for an EC-wide networking of databases for vocational qualifications and accredited courses and for EC-level promotion of databases were described. Three possibilities for linking existing databases were proposed. Discussion at the seminar raised the need to define the purpose of networking databases and to identify potential users. A pilot project to link existing databases was proposed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Database Design, Databases, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Information Networks, International Communication, International Cooperation, International Relations, International Trade, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Network Analysis, Occupational Information, Occupational Mobility, Relocation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).