ERIC Number: ED458431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Vocational Education and Training Standards: The Impact of Labour Market Information. Manual. Qualifications and Training Methods.
Mansfield, Bob, Ed.
This is the third publication in the European Training Foundation's (ETF's) series of manuals designed to support development of vocational education and training (VET) standards. This volume looks at ways in which VET standards are linked to labor market demands and how relevant VET standards are to the needs of employment in a market economy. Part I, The Impact of Labor Market Information on VET Standards, is based on a report of ETF's Advisory Forum. The report asks "What are the needs of the economy now and in the future?"; tracks changes in important economic indicators; gives examples of Western and New Independent States' experience; and gives examples of how vocational training systems have responded to meet challenges of new economic demands. An example of a flexible VET standard designed to meet changing labor market needs is annexed. Part II, Identifying Labor Market Requirements, is an output of an ETF project to identify and develop methodologies for occupational standards in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovenia. It spells out the purpose of collecting and analyzing economic and labor market data so education and training policies and program remain relevant to the needs of the labor market and the wider economy; identifies needs and benefits of labor market analysis; and discusses specific research methods. Case studies of labor market analyses in Estonia, Lithuania, and Slovenia are annexed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Employment Projections, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Standard Setting, Standards, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.etf.eu.int/etfweb.nsf/pages/vetdown/$file/dev-standard s-volume3.pdf. Also available in French: http://www.etf.eu.int/etfweb.nsf/pages/vetdown/$file/dev-standard s-volume3-fr.pdf and Russian: http://www.etf.eu.int/etfweb.nsf/pages/vetdown/$file/Standards3-r u.doc.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Estonia; Europe; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland; Slovenia