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Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
In a highly competitive global landscape, occupations are transformed, new jobs are created and the skills needed for the labour market are constantly changing. European countries are looking at redefining VET [vocational education and training] to respond promptly to such challenges and take advantage of the opportunities ahead. They are…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
This research paper is the fifth in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18). Based on comparative analysis of labour force survey data from 2014, the report analyses the vocational effect on labour market and education outcomes, asking whether any advantages conferred by vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Labor Market
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
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
Grm, Slava Pevec; Bjørnåvold, Jens – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
This study addresses qualifications at level 5 of the European qualifications framework (EQF) in 15 countries (Belgium (Flanders), the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, France, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, the United Kingdom (EWNI and Scotland) that had linked their national…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Employment Qualifications, Vocational Education, Lifelong Learning