International dialogue between research and practice

Competences for vocational education and training that is fit for the future International dialogue: Participation in an international conference staged in conjunction with the 2015 WorldSkills in São Paulo afforded Professor Reinhold Weiß from the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training an opportunity to conduct discussions on strategic international cooperation agreements and on the…


No employability of older workers without Continuous Vocational Training

European member states struggle to finance their social security system. Therefore, pensionable age must be raised. People have to work longer. But to  meet this challenge, we   have to change our  perception of career development  and  the  view  of learning and training. How can we keep 50+ workers in the labor market? To solve the …

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Germany – culture of welcome for international professionals well on the way

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) have presented a first evaluation of implementation of the current immigration law for foreign professionals Wirkungsanalyse des rechtlichen Rahmens für ausländische Fachkräfte (impact analysis of the legal framework for foreign professionals). ’Germany is well on its way…


award for exemplary education and talent management

As part of the German education award 2014, TÜV SÜD Akademie and EuPD Research Sustainable Management have awarded the initiative’s quality seal to 15 businesses of excellence. The German education award honours those companies, organisations, institutions and agencies which have an excellent education and talent management system in place. The award not only awards winners…


Youngsup Choi, Korean Research Institute for Vocational Training

We seized the opportunity to enjoy with Youngsup Choi in HOBETUZ headquarter of Bilbao. He is a senior research fellow of Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) with Ph. D. Degree of economics from Korea university in 1996. For around twenty years, as a labor economist, he has been involved in diverse…

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Invest in more good quality and innovative job

‘Europe’s true problem is not one of a deficit of skills, but primarily a deficit of creation of good quality jobs,’ Cedefop Director James Calleja told the European Parliament of Enterprises on 16 October in Brussels. In his statement on skills mismatch and youth unemployment, Mr Calleja said that most of Europe’s unemployment is cyclical,…