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ERIC Number: ED560840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-92-896-1694-2
ISSN: ISSN-1831-2411
Old Roots for New Routes. Briefing Note
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Around half of Europe's population acquires their first job-related skills through vocational education and training (VET). Many more develop those skills and learn new ones through continuing training and other forms of learning at the workplace. VET is central to the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth. It is fundamental to delivering the European youth guarantee that all young people under 25 receive a good-quality offer of a job, apprenticeship, traineeship, or continued education within four months of them leaving formal education or becoming unemployed. Europe's VET systems are struggling to meet 21st century expectations. Implementing change can be difficult, especially at a time of economic hardship. "Old Roots to New Routes" is Cedefop's 40th anniversary theme for 2015. With 40 years of experience, Cedefop is continuing to help European policymakers adapt VET to new demands in education and employment. This brief outlines some of Cedefop's achievements in 2014 and highlights its work program for 2015, both of which are evidence of progress made and the scale and ambition of the task ahead. The following areas are highlighted in this brief: (1) modernization of VET systems; (2) careers and transitions--including issues such as continuing VET, adult, and work-based learning; and (3) analysing skills and competence needs.
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. P.O. Box 22427, Finikas, Thessaloniki, GR-55102. Tel: 30-2310-490111; Fax: 30-2310-490049; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Identifiers - Location: European Union