Building European VET – Time to move on

Cedefop and the European Commission’s Directorate General Education and Culture (DG EAC) are organising a conference (29-30 September) to discuss the results of the former’s monitoring report on progress towards a common European strategy on vocational education and training (VET) as set out in the 2010 Bruges Communiqué. The Bruges communiqué relaunched reform of VET in the…

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Qualifications Systems

The ETF has been working with partner countries on the reform of qualifications systems for many years, focusing on occupational and training standards, competence-based assessment, and since 2005, on NQFs and improving vocational qualifications. In particular, the ETF supports partner countries in exploring how they can adapt and apply the EQF to their national circumstances.…

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A successful first step towards European partnerships on apprenticeship

Apprenticeships and similar work-based schemes have proven to make it easier for young people to move from education to work. But not all countries have highly-developed apprenticeship schemes, and many wish to benefit from others’ experience. A Cedefop event on 7 and 8 May helped to pave the way towards new partnerships for apprenticeship between…

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New European adult learning platform goes into production

New European adult learning platform goes into production EPALE, the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, a new initiative funded by the European Commission is the latest development in the EU’s long-term commitment to promoting high quality adult learning in Europe. The platform  will be open to teachers, trainers and volunteers, as well as policy-makers, researchers…

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Facilitation Skills Training

Facilitation Skills Training By Donald V. McCain, Deborah D. Tobey Facilitation skills are critical for today’s successful business leaders, managers, and learning professionals. Do your key leaders and managers have the skills needed to be great facilitators? This book is your all-in-one train-the-trainer resource to help guide development of one and two-day instructor-led courses in this…

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Redefining Diversity as Recruitment, Training Goal

We may have sold diversity short ─ especially as a talent. Historically, what may be largely responsible for such neglect is its somewhat coercive and controversial origin, which includes quotas, preferential treatment, group favoritism, and, of course, the many personnel dislocations and displacements that followed in its wake.  But now, much later and looking back,…

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European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) implementation in Spain

European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) implementation in Spain The aim of the European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET) is to allow individuals to gain a full vocational education and training (VET) qualification, or to update/upgrade their VET qualifications in a flexible way, by use of credits. ECVET requires…

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Sweet Success: Knowledge and Quick-Skills in Thirty Minutes

DESCRIPTION Paperback – February 18, 2014 by PhD. Clemson Barry (Author) You can read this book or read the thirty-four books that I have listed in the bibliography section in this book. When I started job hunting, I couldn’t find a book that would teach me step by step everything that I needed to know: how to get…

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The Training Professional’s Handbook

DESCRIPTION Training Specialists come in all shapes and sizes, and possess varying skills to help participants learn and understand. We cover every industry that exists, from financial contact centers, to personal fitness, to manufacturing industries, to defense. The tools and expertise used depends largely upon the management staff at any organization. The level of engagement…

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Continuing Professional Development in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Book Description Publication Date: January 1, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0335238173 | ISBN-13: 978-0335238170 | Edition: 1 This comprehensive guide to continuing professional development (CPD) in the lifelong learning sector (LLS) provides teachers with practical support and guidance alongside development activities. It encourages teachers to reflect on their practice and subsequently shape and develop their teaching in response to the needs of their…

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