ERIC Number: ED431112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Skills Needs Analysis. Conference on Continuing Vocational Training (Turin, Italy, November 9-10, 1998). Conclusions.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Participants in the Conference on Continuing Vocational Training (CVT) represented 13 countries from Central and Eastern Europe, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Uzbekistan, European Union (EU) countries, European Commission, and European Training Foundation. The conference aimed to increase awareness among policymakers and social partners on CVT's key role during the transition from school to work and beyond. A cross-country analysis based on national reports on the present state of CVT confirmed the low priority given to CVT and identified common issues. The conference was identified as the beginning of the Foundation's more intensive involvement in CVT development in partner countries. Panel discussion participants found a lack of understanding of CVT's potential role for mastering the transition and preparing for EU integration. Presentations focused on experiences in CVT for EU Member States (Jeff Kinzele, Ettore Marchetti); European Social Fund (Esteban Lozano Dominguez); and each country's need to develop its own CVT model (Hans Koch). Working groups focused on the state's and social partners' role, CVT and competitiveness, enhanced employability, social exclusion prevention, and finance. Conclusions were as follows: CVT has an important role in Central and Eastern European countries for underpinning and stimulating the transformation process and preventing social exclusion and for introducing systemic reforms in the education and training systems to cope with ongoing changes in employment and growing labor market uncertainty; and CVT cannot be left to short-term interventions. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).