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Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
This publication provides a comparative statistical analysis of skills development through continuing vocational training (CVT) in EU enterprises. It is based on data from the latest rounds of the CVTS survey (CVTS 5, 2015 and CVTS 4, 2010) covering EU-Member States, Norway and North Macedonia and reporting on progress towards key policy…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
This publication is the sixth in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18). Based on analysis of developments over the past two decades (1995-2015), the report provides important insights into developments and change processes related to vocationally oriented education and training at higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Secondary Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
This research paper is one in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18). The aim of the paper is to provide an overview of how CVET is conceptualised in various international level policy documents and how it is referred to across countries. It discusses national conceptions of CVET, the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Role of Education, Educational Change
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
This report is the result of an explorative study, carried out at a time when interest in apprenticeship for adults was on the rise and research and evidence on the topic was scarce and fragmented. It has explored the topic from a conceptual and theoretical point of view, reviewing relevant existing research. It has also considered a practical…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Adults, Incentives, Foreign Countries
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
Validation and guidance help individuals, organisations and Member States adapt to career challenges and create successful lifelong learning systems. However, little is known about how they are linked in practice and how this connection can be made more efficient. Building on Cedefop's expertise in the two areas, this study -- based on analysis of…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Foreign Countries
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Romania by providing an insight into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges. Romanian VET offers diverse paths for learners. It comprises professional and technological programmes, regularly updated to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Indicators, Labor Market
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
Creating labour mobility opportunities allowing refugees to move lawfully from first asylum countries to receiving countries, based on their skills and qualifications and recipient labour market needs, is a policy idea that deserves to be explored and tested. The conceptual framework presented in this report sketches the potential, the key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
This briefing paper aims to inform European Institutions as well as national policy and decision makers on the issue of integrated and holistic approach to lifelong learning. It also provides the context at a high level and share a few recommendations on ways to establish lifelong learning systems at local, regional and national level. It helps…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Lifelong Learning, Community Centers, Interdisciplinary Approach
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
This report presents key findings and suggestions to improve apprenticeship for learners and employers and increase its attractiveness for economy and society in Cyprus. Based on information provided by apprentices, teachers, institutional actors, social partners and policymakers, the review examines the country's new modern apprenticeship, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Employment Qualifications
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
Seamless and future-oriented: in essence, this is Finland's vision for lifelong learning in a world where adapting to new jobs and tasks and trends in society is becoming the norm. To make it a reality requires the support of the entire education and training system. This renewed emphasis on learning as a continuous process throughout life and the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Qualifications
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
Finnish vocational education and training is competence-based and learner-oriented. A personal competence development plan is drawn up for each learner. It charts and recognises the skills previously acquired by the learner and outlines any further competences the learner needs and how they can be acquired in different learning environments.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
In Romania, vocational education and training (VET) is provided at upper secondary and post-secondary levels. The first two years of upper secondary education are compulsory for all learners. Enrolment in upper secondary education and training, including VET (grade 9), requires grades from national exams in mathematics and the Romanian language, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
Based on analysis of developments during the past two decades (1995-2015), the report provides important insights into the responsiveness of national VET systems, notably in relation to changes in demography, technology and the economy. Building on detailed national case studies, this report demonstrates how 'big shocks' (the fall of the Berlin…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Change, Role of Education, Foreign Countries
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
This short description examines vocational education and training (VET) in Bulgaria. The overall aim is to help build bridges between VET systems, encourage learner and teacher mobility across Europe, and foster the understanding that Bulgaria's VET is first rate. Four sections focus on: (1) External factors influencing VET (demographics, economy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Influences, Demography
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
National authorities across Europe have been developing outreach measures to address the needs of people who slip through the cracks of standard education, training and employment policies. People who lack basic life and work skills require holistic strategies, which may mobilize health, social and psychological services and delay standard…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Outreach Programs, Holistic Approach
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