ERIC Number: ED438485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
European Trends in the Development of Occupations and Qualifications. Volume I. CEDEFOP Reference Document.
This document is intended to provide updated information on the most important trends in the development of occupations and qualifications in Europe in the face of current demographic, social, economic, technical, environmental, and cultural challenges. It provides a general summary of the most important trends at the macro level, and makes recommendations and draws conclusions for policy and practice in vocational training and further training. Trends covered include the following: (1) training and qualification requirements in the light of foreseeable demographic trends; (2) trends in the participation of young people in education and training; (3) levels of education, qualifications, employment rates among older people; (4) women and vocational training; (5) employment and vocational training of low-qualified people in the European Union (EU); (6) employment trends and labor market development in the EU; (7) trend in occupations and employment in the service sector; (8) levels of employment, education, and qualifications; (9) closing gaps in qualifications; (10) earning power and qualifications; (11) development of occupations and qualifications; (12) environmental challenges; (13) occupational fields, sectors of the economy and their prospects with regard to educational and qualifications requirements; (14) changing work organization and working conditions; and (15) occupational and training profiles with a promising future. (Contains 32 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standards, Vocational Education
CEDEFOP, P.O. Box 22427, GR-55102, Thessaloniki, Greece (catalogue no. HX-22-99-741-EN-C, 8.50 Euros). Tel: 30-31-4901-11; Web site: http://www.cedefop.gr.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).