AUSTRIA – Austrian Qualifications Framework

Austrian Qualifications Framework Austria has designed a comprehensive national qualifications framework, which will be implemented gradually, through a step-by-step approach. Currently, the NQF includes qualifications awarded in higher education, selected ‘reference qualifications’ from VET and a qualification from a prevocational programme. This selection of ‘reference qualifications’ serves an illustrative purpose and does not include any…

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Shell celebrates Qatari employees’ success

Earlier this week, Qatar Shell hosted a Qatarisation Excellence Awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of Qatari employees who have demonstrated outstanding performance and a commitment to professional growth. Leaders who support the growth of local talent across the company were also recognised for their dedication to develop Qatar’s future leaders and for helping Shell…

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Future Skill Needs: for the Green Economy

Future Skill Needs: for the Green Economy Europe set the pace in the drive to a low-carbon economy. The expansion of the green economy is being accelerated by concerns relating to energy generation, resource use and environmental management. Skills are a critical ingredient in coherent education, training, employment and environmental objectives. This publication is based…

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Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice

Adult Learning Book Description Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for master’s-level students and practitioners alike. Sharan Merriam and Laura Bierema have infused each chapter with practical applications for instruction which will help readers personally relate to the material. Editorial Reviews “Merriam and Bierema’s deep…

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A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment

Book Description A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment examines the role of needs assessment in framing people-related problems and performance improvement opportunities. Co-published with ASTD, the third edition of this book features the latest research findings in the field and updated information on technology-enhanced needs assessments. It addresses knowledge and skills assessment, job and task analysis,…

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Skills training on offer for county’s SME

SMALL and medium sized businesses could get free skills training for their workforce at a county college. Skills Support for the Workforce is a new initiative being offered by South Worcestershire College. Through the programme the college can offer fully-funded training to local businesses, providing qualifications to support the up-skilling of people to improve their…

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DENMARK – New Danish employment policy

Recommendations ready for new Danish employment policy There will be major changes to measures aimed at unemployed people on benefit if the Danish government follows the recently published recommendations from the so-called Carsten Koch committee. A new employment policy is expected to be ready before the summer recess. Cuts to the job centres’ much criticised…

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Learning Outcomes Assessment Step-by-Step: Enhancing Evidence-based Practice in Career Services

Learning Outcomes Assessment Step-By-Step: Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice in Career Services Makela, Julia Panke; Rooney, Gail S.   What difference do your career programs and services make in clients’ lives? How do you know? Answer these questions and more. Learn a practical approach to learning outcomes assessment that helps you tell the story of your career…

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