ERIC Number: ED478887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
National Observatory Report on Vocational Education and Training in Moldova.
The state of vocational education and training (VET) in Moldova was examined. The study focused on the following topics: Moldova's socioeconomic conditions; Moldova's labor market; governance of VET; Moldova's VET system; and anticipation of skill needs and standards. Selected findings were as follows: (1) the educational share of state expenditures has decreased marginally, and average wages in the education sector were comparatively low; (2) training is important for small business development because Moldova has no entrepreneurial tradition or experience; (3) because of the trend toward increased emigration for temporary employment, many areas have experienced a constant demand for VET for jobs in construction, health care, or housekeeping, despite the lack of a local demand for workers in those occupations; (4) Moldova's VET system, which includes schools of trade and versatile vocational education schools, which differ in terms of their orientation and quality, and private and public continuing VET providers, needs better coordination; and (5) Moldova has had little experience in anticipating skill needs and developing training standards, and international assistance is needed in both areas. (The following items are appended: an overview of donor activities in VET; a list of acronyms and abbreviations and glossary; addresses of major organizations; and lists of 10 references and in-depth studies and recent VET-related legislation.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Continuing Education, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Administration, Educational Demand, Educational Environment, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Trainers, Training, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
For full text: http://www.etf.eu.int/WebSite.nsf/Pages/3EC2EB8DCDC03EFCC1256C780 03163CF/$FILE/Str-Moldova-En.pdf. Also available in Russian: http://www.etf.eu.int/WebSite.nsf/Pages/5EF05CDAE7F126A9C1256C780 0317D83/$FILE/Moldova-RU.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Moldova