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…


Lufthansa Technical Training and APFT Maintenance Training sign five-year training agreement

Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) and the APFT Maintenance Training (APFT) aviation school have just signed a contract for training aviation technicians in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The programme begins January 2015, and the companies estimate that in five years they will train 400 APFT students as European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-qualified aircraft mechanics. Dato Faruk Othmann,…

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Data, analysis and reports: training Monitor 2014

The latest report charting the evolution of education and training systems across Europe and outlining clear policy messages for Member States was adopted by the European Commission on 13 November. The Education and Training Monitor 2014, with Cedefop among the contributors, is the Commission’s flagship indicators-based publication. It combines, in a clear and concise format,…

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Validation of learning gained outside school is still a challenge

Despite progress since 2010, Member States still have a long way to go to ensure that knowledge, skills and competences that people acquire outside school are formally validated, according to a European Commission report compiled in partnership with Cedefop. The 2014 European inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning, which covers 33 European countries (EU…


European VET tools and how they can work together

The Cedefop conference (27-28 November) addressed how the common tools together can help to achieve the main objectives of European cooperation in vocational education and training: easier mobility and career progression for learners, better education and training for all of Europe. In his opening speech, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that ‘we have not managed…

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Three Leadership Strategies for Winning Hearts and Minds

Most organizations have an impressive catalog of leadership training offerings, but strong leadership in today’s market is about getting real — engaging with employees and demonstrating authentic leadership. A lot of organizations are realizing that this can make the difference between employee compliance and commitment and has a direct impact on employee performance and churn.…

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Four Keys to a No-fail Needs Analysis

When working with new clients, custom training providers are tasked with learning about the client’s background, vision and goals, and then connecting that information to the right training solution. It is critical to establish credibility and build trusted relationships quickly with clients, and that starts with an effective needs analysis strategy. There are four fundamental…


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…


Hiring for Attitude

A “hire for attitude, train for aptitude” strategy has merit and works for certain organizations. However, it requires changes (potentially significant ones) to a company’s infrastructure, process and organizational design, and, above all, an increase in a company’s training budget. Interestingly enough, it also requires a change in attitude on the part of the human…