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    • Labour market and skills information systems for VET policies

      Cedefop, together with the Bulgarian EU Presidency, organised a seminar on labour market and skills information systems for vocational education and training (VET) policies in Brussels on 26 June .

      This was the 5th Cedefop seminar in cooperation with the rotating EU Presidencies. These events build on Cedefop research and analysis and address issues relevant to European debates on VET and employment. Over 50 participants attended, including representatives from EU institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee), the Permanent Representations in Brussels and major private (IBM) and international organisations (OECD).

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    • Cedefop’s 3rd policy learning forum on learning outcomes focuses on international cooperation

      European and international experts took part in Cedefop’s 3rd policy learning forum (PLF) on learning outcomes in vocational education and training (VET), in cooperation with UNESCO, in Thessaloniki on 21 and 22 June.

      Used in different settings and for different purposes – ranging from qualifications frameworks to qualification standards, curricula and assessment criteria – learning outcomes influence the way teaching and learning is organised and carried out. This makes it increasingly important to reflect on the conceptual basis of the approach and its implications for policy and practice.

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    • Hungary: Sectoral skills councils linking quality VET to jobs

      On 12 December 2017 the Hungarian Parliament passed the amended Act on Vocational and Adult Training, opening the way for establishing sectoral skills councils (SSCs).

      The dynamic development of the Hungarian economy and the speed of current economic and technological changes are forcing the vocational education and training (VET) system to adapt continuously to new demands. Following the positive example of sectoral skills councils in other EU Member States, the Hungarian SSCs aim to prevent and overcome skills gaps, skills shortages and skills mismatches, and create strong links between the business work and education, further aligning vocational training programmes with employers’ needs.

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