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Increasing employability through vocational and higher education (VET)


What?

SKILLS involves the processes and models developed for example with regional councils together with local education providers, companies and public institutions. It is all about securing the availability of a skilled workforce. We have seen how regions which are able to create new types of joint learning and training opportunities succeed. This means genuine and open dialogue between schools and labour market, capability to foresight future needs, and to be proactive in responding to changing demands.

How?

The skill demands for the labour market change constantly, especially in professions related to Vocational Education and Training (VET). In order to secure a skilled labour force, the quality of vocational education and higher education is the key factor. The ability to predict the future needs, to constantly develop and to create new types of learning and training opportunities is needed among education providers, companies and local stakeholders.

Possible tools and modes of collaboration for the skills process:

  • Curriculum and training mode development process in a VET school together with working life representatives
  • Integrated training process for upgrading teachers' skills in substance knowledge and pedagogical methods
  • Developing special themes in the VET operational capacity, e.g. entrepreneurship, guidance and counselling, recognition of prior learning, and personalised learning paths

Whom?

For example regional councils together with local education providers (especially on VET), companies and public institutions

Duration?

Varies from processes of a few months to larger-scale programmes

Case example

Adult Learning

This project aimed to make the concept of adult learning more modern and flexible, and in line with the new labor market requirements, the lifelong learning approach and the EU best-practice examples. The purpose was to 1.strengthen a framework for an efficient development...

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