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Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2021
In a context of considerable interest in apprenticeship in recent years, Cedefop and the OECD decided to explore its future from the perspective of a number of megatrends, including sociodemographic changes, the accelerated adoption of emerging technologies and new forms of work organisation. They also considered how these trends have affected,…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2021
2020 will be remembered as a watershed year. The pandemic's impact has moved Europe's vocational education and training (VET) and skills policy centre stage. The new EU policy in the making was designed to unleash VET's full potential and make it better suited to shape and manage the digital and green transitions to a fair economy and society; it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
This study is the first volume of Cedefop research on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways. It estimates the magnitude of the low-skilled adult population according to a broader conceptualisation which goes beyond educational attainment levels, and considers digital skills, literacy and numeracy, as well as skill loss and…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Job Skills, Adults, Foreign Countries
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
This report is the second volume of Cedefop research on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways. It presents the Cedefop analytical framework for developing upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults and illustrates its conceptual development. The analytical framework is aimed at supporting policymakers and stakeholders in…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Job Skills, Adults, Foreign Countries
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
European policies on international mobility of students in initial vocational education and training (IVET) are working but more is needed. Young people in IVET today have more opportunities to do part of their training abroad than their peers of a decade ago. In most European Union (EU) Member States they tend to receive better information,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Study Abroad, Student Mobility
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
This annual report demonstrates the value of Cedefop's work and the ingredients of the Agency's success: being a step ahead, understanding current trends, and a solid knowledge and evidence base on vocational education and training (VET), skills and qualifications. Continuity and innovation characterise the achievements of Cedefop in 2019--a year…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
The European qualifications framework (EQF), with its eight levels, serves as a translation grid between qualifications acquired in different European countries. Part of Cedefop's work to make qualifications easier to understand and compare, this study takes a closer look at those acquired through initial VET and assigned to EQF levels 3 and 4 via…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, National Standards
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
Vocational education and training (VET) plays a prominent role in Croatia. Overall responsibility for VET lies with the Ministry of Science and Education supported by the Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO). The agency is responsible for developing VET curricula, continuous professional development of VET teachers, skills competitions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Government Role, Curriculum Development
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
Vocational education and training (VET) in Germany is based on close cooperation between the State, companies and social partners. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is responsible for general VET policy issues and has a coordinating role for all training occupations. The BMBF works closely with the Federal Institute for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Government Role, Faculty Development
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
This short description contributes to better understanding vocational education and training (VET) in Croatia by providing insights into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges in recent years. In Croatia, vocational education and training (VET) is offered in the form of initial VET (IVET) and adult education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Adult Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
As part of its support to the European Union (EU) skills agenda and strategy, Cedefop started in 2016 to provide direct support to its Member States to strengthen their skills intelligence policies and systems. A first round of "Skills governance country reviews" has been concluded in four countries: Greece, Slovakia, Bulgaria and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Labor Market, Labor Needs
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
This synthesis report summarises the findings of the Cedefop project "The changing nature and role of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe (2016-18)." Research aimed at taking a step back and painting a comprehensive picture of VET developments in Europe, identifying challenges and opportunities. The summary shows that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Comparative Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
European policy-making in vocational education and training (VET) needs to be supported by sound evidence. In this report, Cedefop has selected a set of 36 indicators to quantify some key aspects of VET and lifelong learning. The selection was based on the indicators' policy relevance and their importance in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Educational Indicators
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
Developments in five priority areas for VET, agreed in 2015 by the EU-28, Iceland, Norway, candidate countries, the European Commission and EU social partners, are at the centre of this report. Work in 2015-19 shows continuity with earlier national strategies and initiatives. It confirms the recent focus on apprenticeships and other forms of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Access to Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
Apprenticeships for adults are one of the policy solutions to the need for supporting adults willing to train, while broadening the skills base of the working population across Europe. According to Cedefop estimates, there are around 128 million adults with potential for upskilling or reskilling in the European Union (EU). EU Member States have…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Adults, Labor Market
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