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Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2017
European policy-making in vocational education and training (VET) needs to be supported by sound evidence. In this report, Cedefop has selected 36 indicators to quantify key aspects of VET and lifelong learning. The selection is based on their policy relevance and their importance in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives. The report accounts for…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Educational Quality, Lifelong Learning
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016
This Cedefop study focuses on the contribution that vocational education and training (VET) can make to reducing early leaving from education and training (ELET). Published in two volumes, the first is dedicated to understanding better the learning pathways of young students, providing measurements of early leaving in VET, and understanding the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education, Dropouts
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016
The European labour market is challenged by changes in the demographic composition of the labour force and increasing work complexities and processes. Skills forecasting makes useful contribution to decisions by policy-makers, experts and individuals. In this publication, Cedefop presents the latest results of skills supply and demand forecasts.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016
Cedefop has been conducting monitoring of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) implementation since 2010; this report covers developments from mid-2013 till 2015. It is based on national responses provided by the ECVET users' group from 28 EU Member States and four EFTA countries. The report examines whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Stakeholders, Educational Policy
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016
This Cedefop study examines the contribution that vocational education and training (VET) can make to reducing early leaving from education and training (ELET). Published in two volumes, this first looks at quantitative data to understand better the extent of early leaving from VET (ELVET). It analyses mechanisms for monitoring early leaving (at…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education, Dropouts
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2015
The European active population is ageing. In the face of growing skills shortages, both national States and employers need to prolong the working lives of their most experienced workers. While enterprises strive to respond to this challenge, most still have not fully explored the potential of guidance activities in addressing age-related issues in…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Age Differences, Employers, Employees
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2015
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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Job Skills
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
To reduce high unemployment among their young people, countries are looking to others for help. During the economic downturn, some countries have performed better and youth unemployment has remained relatively low, for example in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. This has been attributed in part to their apprenticeships or "dual'"…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Educational Benefits, Job Skills
Kvetan, Vladimir, Ed. – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Reliable and consistent time series are essential to any kind of economic forecasting. Skills forecasting needs to combine data from national accounts and labour force surveys, with the pan-European dimension of Cedefop's skills supply and demand forecasts, relying on different international classification standards. Sectoral classification (NACE)…
Descriptors: Coping, Classification, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
This report analyses how learning supports labour market transitions and career changes of adult workers across five countries (Denmark, Germany, Spain, France and Italy). To make the most of career and labour market opportunities, individuals have to rely on their own resources and their agency but also know how to navigate the institutional…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Labor Needs, Adults, Individual Needs
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
This report provides an updated statistical overview of vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning in European countries. These country statistical snapshots illustrate progress on indicators selected for their policy relevance and contribution to Europe 2020 objectives. The indicators take 2010 as the baseline year and present…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Profiles, Vocational Education, Educational Assessment
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Improvements in workforce skills are essential for European countries to attain higher economic growth and to compete effectively on product markets. Literature indicates a positive relationship between levels of education and productivity growth. This report builds on and expands this body of research in two ways: (1) It investigates the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Job Skills, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
The European inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning provides an unrivaled source of information detailing how validation of prior learning is developing across Europe. It shows that validation strategies and legislation, despite complexity of the task before them, have been developing slowly but steadily. However, there is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Prior Learning, Validity
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Stereotypes prevail: many Europeans still opt for a vocational educational pathway as second choice when deciding about a future career. Despite being high on European and national policy agendas for more than a decade, and despite all efforts made, VET is no more attractive in most countries today than it was some years ago. Building on a system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Employment Potential, Context Effect
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
European qualifications framework (EQF) levels reveal what a learner knows, understands, and can do at the end of a learning experience. Thanks to the comprehensive nature of the EQF, these learning outcomes can also provide policy-makers with a fine mesh of data about each particular level and every kind of qualification. Nowhere is this mesh…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Knowledge Level, Outcomes of Education
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