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Grollmann, Philipp; Hugo, Frederik; Thomas, Stefan; Wittig, Wolfgang – European Training Foundation, 2021
Interested in managing existing work-based learning schemes by incorporating monitoring and evaluation methods? Following a brief discussion of the concept of work-based learning, this handbook presents the rationale for monitoring and evaluation as part of good governance. The functioning of work-based learning schemes is represented by a process…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Vocational Education, Program Evaluation, Governance
European Training Foundation, 2020
In November 2018 the European Training Foundation (ETF) launched an international reflection to investigate how global trends impact developing and transition economies and to discuss what actions need to be taken to prepare people for a changing world and manage their transitions towards uncertain futures. This study on the future of skills in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Technology, Job Skills
European Training Foundation, 2020
Countries world-wide are experiencing profound changes in all sectors due to technological advances. Very little is known, however, about the skills that will be needed to keep up with this evolution. Israel is no exception, and here, a summary of a recent study on future skill needs in the country's agri-tech sector is presented, which combined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Technology, Agricultural Education
Arribas, Jose Manuel Galvin; Zisimos, Georgios; Thomas, Stefan; Vuorinen, Pirita; Stanley, Julian – European Training Foundation, 2020
What is vocational excellence, why is it important, and how is it developed and for whom? This paper tries to: address the complexity of vocational excellence; explain the different types of centres of vocational excellence (CoVEs), which embody vocational excellence, their missions and functions; and identify good practices that work well in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
Dorléans, Marie – European Training Foundation, 2018
Financing is the lifeblood of any public policy. First, because the availability of monetary resources conditions the affordability and sustainability of this policy. Second, because the financing systems in place, including the channels, mechanisms and tools for resource collection, allocation and management, are essential, structural factors to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Vocational Education, Financial Support, Resource Allocation
Sweet, Richard – European Training Foundation, 2018
This handbook, first published in 2014, aims at helping policy makers and social partners understand some of the ways in which learning in the workplace can be encouraged and how its quality can be improved. It is also intended to help them understand some of the ways that such learning can be organised in a structured manner so that it benefits…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Educational Policy, Workplace Learning, Educational Quality
Sweet, Richard – European Training Foundation, 2018
This handbook aims at helping policy makers and social partners to look at the issues involved in financing work-based learning programmes--programmes that are part of formal vocational education and training and combine learning in the workplace with learning in the classroom--and to make better choices between the policy options that face them…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Work Experience Programs, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Thomas, Stefan – European Training Foundation, 2017
Work-based learning (WBL) and in particular apprenticeship have been high on the policy agendas of many countries and international organisations for several years. The five EU candidate countries--Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey--are no exception. Together with the EU Member States, they have…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Apprenticeships, Internship Programs, Vocational Education