2018

23. maj 2018
‘Skillset and match’ May issue is out!

The May 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

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21. maj 2018
Slovakia: linking VET and business service centres

The services sector offers a promising opportunity for economic growth, reducing dependency on the automotive industry which is currently the biggest economic sector in Slovakia.

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21. maj 2018
Slovenia: new Apprenticeship Act

The initiative to reintroduce apprenticeship into the education system was included in the Social agreement in 2015 in accordance with the Coalition agreement.

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21. maj 2018
Slovenia: piloting apprenticeship in upper secondary VET

In recent years, many EU countries have recognised apprenticeship as a valuable element of vocational education and training (VET).

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21. maj 2018
Sweden: upper secondary ’apprentices’

A unique agreement for regulating wages in Sweden has been reached between unions and employers (IFK Metall and Teknikföretagen, Kommunal and SKL/Pacta).

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18. maj 2018
Norway: decline in learner absence from upper secondary school

An absence limit in upper secondary school was introduced in 2016-17.

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18. maj 2018
Norway: extended right to upper secondary education

In 2017, the government decided on two measures that will extend the right to upper secondary education.

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18. maj 2018
Norway: smoother transition to vocational education

Norway is in great need of skilled workers and makes efforts to encourage more people to choose vocational education and training (VET).

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18. maj 2018
Netherlands: a calling for vocational training Insiders on the responsiveness of Dutch senior secondary vocational education

Is Dutch senior secondary vocational education (middelbaar beroepsonderwijs - mbo) able to respond to rapid labour market changes?

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18. maj 2018
Lithuania: The competence voucher – a ticket to training for employees in SMEs and large enterprises

The Ministry of Economy, since March 2017, has provided companies with ample opportunities to invest quickly and easily in employee training, supporting employees to adapt faster to changing needs

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18. maj 2018
Ireland: exchequer-employer investment for workplace skills

In March 2017, the Irish Government launched a public consultation on a proposed exchequer-employer investment mechanism for education and training interventions in post-secondary education in Irel

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18. maj 2018
Ireland: increase in 2017 traineeship

Ireland intends to increase the number of learners who undertake work-based learning through the traineeship model.

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18. maj 2018
Ireland: expanding apprenticeships: a new handbook

Following on from the goals and objectives set out in Ireland’s National Skills Strategy (2016) and the Action Plan for Education (2016), the Government announced a

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15. maj 2018
Registration now open for Cedefop's skills forecast launch event

Cedefop will present its new European skills forecast up to 2030 at a high-level

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14. maj 2018
Sweden: partial IVET qualifications for adults

Government goals include lowering unemployment rates, counteracting a shortage of qualified labour and integrating newly arrived immigrants.

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14. maj 2018
Germany: new VET research projects in 2018

The Federal Institute for VET (BIBB), Germany’s centre of excellence for vocational research and for the progressive development of VET, conducts many research projects.

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