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ERIC Number: ED617564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
The Role of Centres of Vocational Excellence in Work-Based Learning: Initial Findings from a Study Based on Practices from Six ETF Partner Countries
European Training Foundation
The European Training Foundation (ETF) has created a network of vocational schools and centres that aim for excellence: the ETF Network for Excellence (ENE). Its members are vocational education providers that wish to learn from each other, collaborate, improve their practice, introduce innovation, establish partnerships and provide support to other vocational education providers. Some members of the network have been selected to take an active part in a sub-initiative of the network, entitled 'The role of centres of vocational excellence in work-based learning'. The sub-initiative focuses on how centres of vocational excellence (CoVEs) can support work-based learning (WBL) in companies. The six countries involved are Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova and North Macedonia. In November 2020, the Latvian Vocational Education Association (PIB) and the ETF carried out a study of WBL implementation in seven CoVEs in the six countries mentioned above (two centres were involved in Kazakhstan). The study aimed to map current WBL practices in the seven CoVEs and identify strengths, challenges and opportunities for cooperation and development. It was found that all seven CoVEs that participated in the survey are strong vocational education providers with modern and up-to-date technological resources. The CoVEs are focused on development and continuous improvement, and conduct their learning processes in close cooperation with industry. In this context, they develop vocational education programmes that are necessary for and relevant to the labour market; respond to the needs of the labour market; use and implement the latest technological advances in the learning process; and participate in implementing adult education.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation (ETF) (Italy)
Identifiers - Location: Albania; Armenia; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Moldova; Macedonia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A