Azerbaijan has been involved in the Torino Process since its inception in 2010, but it’s only recently that the oil-rich republic has begun reform in earnest of its vocational education and training (VET) system. This was signalled by the adoption in 2016 of a ‘State Strategy on the Development of Education’. In addition, the Order … More Azerbaijan moves ahead of the game
The second instalment of #EUVocationalSkills Week is about to kick-off and European Training Foundation (ETF) partner countries are encouraged to get on board! The latest round of the Torino Process round highlights the vast array of developments in vocational education and training (VET) taking place in ETF partner countries bordering Europe. To further promote this … More #EUVocational skills week returns
Plans are underway in Palestine* to train a new cadre of 30 monitoring and evaluation officers, part of a wider vocational education reform project involving international donors and the technical vocational education and training (TVET) stakeholder community. Issa Amro is taking a lead role, heading up the Palestinian Ministry of Labour’s Monitoring and Evaluation working … More Moving forward with monitoring and evaluation
Lifelong learning is a vital response to the impact of automation and long-term sustainable development, says Italian economist and former labour minister, Enrico Giovannini. ‘We know with automation, with industry 4.0 and all the innovations waiting for us we will (transition) several times throughout our lives. Education is important, but lifelong learning is key!’ Professor … More Lifelong learning: The path towards sustainable development
Three key players in Belarus have been gathering and analysing evidence for the latest Torino Process round: the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Economics. Each ministry is responsible for different aspects of VET reform – education for process and standards; labour for the development of a national qualifications framework; and economics … More Optimising value in VET
Were you part of the Changing Skills for a Changing World international conference? We’ve captured some of the special moments on this picture slide show. Tune in, turn the volume up, and take out the popcorn! For more mini movies and highlights from #ETFTRP hit the @etfeuropa YouTube Channel HERE.
The Torino Process is a unifying force, says Vesna Puratic, a senior government advisor in the field of vocational education and training (VET) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ‘The Torino Process has been a participatory process. In VET we cooperate very well at a professional level, even if at a political level things do not always … More A unifying force for change
Vocational education and training (VET) is beginning to emerge as a leader in innovation and the Torino Process has an important role to play, according to the internationally renowned publication The Economist. There’s a lot of talk about innovation, but in some policy areas more action is needed to allow it to flourish. Let’s try … More Let the bright sparks fly
Conclusions of the #ETFTRP 2017 conference. In efforts to boost economic and social development, European Training Foundation (ETF) partner countries have been making progress in vocational education and training (VET) policy formulation and modernising institutional infrastructure. This is demonstrated in the 2016-17 round of the Torino Process – the findings of which helped to frame … More Torino Process: Making skills and VET more relevant
Exactly one month ago, we welcomed 300+ stakeholders from 28 partner countries, Europe and beyond to Turin. Tens of thousands more tuned in online for the two-day action-packed programme. From the young innovators in the Ideas Market to Commissioner Marianne Thyssen’s keynote speech and a singing deputy prime minister, we have captured all the highlights … More All the best bits from #ETFTRP 2017 on Storify!
Today, advanced countries inhabit a post-industrial world in which people frequently change jobs, have greater social and geographical mobility, have access to unprecedented technological power in their pockets, and are simultaneously producers and consumers of a global news and information cycle measured in minutes. Lifelong learning is a vital response to the impact of automation, … More Torino Process and the Power of Lifelong Learning
The picture of vocational education and training (VET) in Lebanon has become much clearer thanks to the Torino Process. That’s because there are ‘more analytical factors taken into account’ says Torino Process coordinator, Georges Kalouche, an advisor at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Beirut. In Lebanon, the Torino Process is coordinated by … More Lebanon: Forward looking through the Torino Process
Collaborating with regions and cities is crucial for a more highly skilled labour force and commercial innovation, says Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions. He made the comments at the Changing Skills for a Changing World conference, which concludes round 4. of the Torino Process – the ETF’s flagship evidence-based evaluation tool … More The ‘considerable’ role of regions and cities in boosting skills
Supporting entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses delivers benefits to the economy and society. The ETF is looking for best practice examples of entrepreneurial learning as a key competence in the vocational education and training (VET) curriculum. The Torino Process Award is open to all VET providers in the ETF’s 29 partner countries, bordering Europe. … More Torino Process Entrepreneurship Award
Entrepreneurship and innovation in vocational education and training (VET) was a key theme of the Torino Process 2017 ‘Changing Skills for a Changing World’ Torino Process 2017 conference. The Ideas Market embodied this, capturing changing skills through the eyes of young innovators. The marketplace featured 19 projects by young people from European Training Foundation partner countries … More Innovation in VET: Ideas Market
More than 300 delegates from 28 of the ETF’s 29 partner countries, representatives of EU and international organisations are gathering in Torino for the Changing Skills for a Changing World conference. The two-day event is taking place at the Lingotto building that once housed Fiat’s famous modernist factory building. Built in 1923 – and arguably … More Changing Skills for a Changing World – Torino Process 2017
The future of skills, vocational education and training and labour market systems is at the forefront of the Torino Process 2017 conference on June 7-8. The Changing Skills for a Changing World theme has different meanings. It describes skills that are changing in response the global environment, innovation and disruption. It also describes the effect … More Changing Skills for a Changing World
Torino Process driving towards digitalised, flexible future … As international delegates prepare to fly into Turin for the Changing Skills for a Changing World conference, ETF experts are already laying plans for the future. The conference – which takes place in the ETF’s HQ city June 7 to 8 – brings together delegates from partner … More Shifting Into Fifth Gear
Tajikistan has long been involved in the Torino Process, but the 2016-17 round marks a turning point in ‘ownership’ as it produces its own country report for the first time. In March 2016, the country’s prime minister founded a working group covering the Torino Process priority areas: overview and vision; labour market demand; the social … More Taking ownership of the Torino Process
In the lead up to the Torino Process international conference on June 7-8, ETF partner countries have been taking part in a series of regional-level policy forums on vocational education and training (VET) and skills for economic development. Ownership has been a key feature running throughout. We finish the special 4 part series in Central Asia … More A growing sense of ownership – Pt.4.
By ETF expert Julian Stanley. Innovation – in industry and work, science and technology and society – presents both opportunities and challenges for policymakers and practitioners working in vocational education and training (VET). The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Economic Forum and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training … More Innovation in VET: The Starting Point
The European Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) flagship programme has had a digital facelift. The new http://www.torinoprocess.eu site allows users to easily extract and compare facts, figures and trends on vocational education and training (VET) reform in countries bordering Europe.
… More Making the Torino Process more accessible
‘Policymakers, partners and donors use the Torino Process to help the vocational education and training (VET) system become more career-oriented, affordable and flexible,’ says Vera Chilari, Moldova’s Torino Process coordinator. Working with the Torino Process since its launch, Moldova has built an impressive network of stakeholders, including ministries of education, labour, finance, agriculture and economy. … More Moldova maintains momentum through Torino Process
In the lead up to the Torino Process international conference on June 7-8, ETF partner countries have been taking part in a series of regional-level policy forums on vocational education and training (VET) and skills for economic development. Ownership has been a key feature running throughout. In Pt. 3. of the series we head to … More A growing sense of ownership – Pt. 3.
Huda Abdo has a big job. She is an employment expert at the ministry of labour, covering the Badia region and rural areas. Around 80% of Jordanian territory is within the Badia region. With more than 300 urban communities, it also contains important grazing lands – essential to the way of life of the Badia Bedouin people. Though … More Empowering women workers in Jordan
The Torino Process has been a learning curve in evidence-based assessment, says Ayman Alwreikat, Jordan’s Torino Process national coordinator. Four new working groups kicked off the fourth round of the Torino Process back in May 2016, gathering vocational education and training (VET) system and policy data. The country report was prepared and peer reviewed by … More Paving the path towards VET reform in Jordan
Nagla’s cleaning lady in Alexandria, Egypt, leads a double life. During the day, she mops and dusts, vacuums and polishes, keeping Nagla’s apartment, and those of other clients, spick and span. In her free time, back home with her unemployed husband, she pretends to friends, and others in her community, that she is a housewife, … More Overcoming obstacles to skills development
The Torino Process has helped identify weaknesses and strengths in Egypt’s vocational education system, highlighting the need for three key reforms, says Amr El Demerdash. The director of research and development (technical education) from the Ministry of Education, says the VET curriculum must shift to a competence-based approach to meet the ‘real demands of the … More Egypt engaged in VET reform
In the lead up to the Torino Process international conference on June 7-8, ETF partner countries have been taking part in a series of regional-level policy forums on vocational education and training (VET) and skills for economic development. Ownership has been a key feature running throughout. We continue the series with the Southern and Eastern … More A growing sense of ownership – Pt. 2.
In Serbia, preparatory work for a national qualifications framework (NQF) is approaching its conclusion: a new NQF law should be ready for parliamentary approval by September. Torino Process Coordinator Rade Erceg, a vocational teacher at an engineering school near Belgrade, is excited. ‘I am proud that we are so close to the NQF and the … More Torino Process Driving Skills and Social Dialogue in Serbia
Eric Livny holds radical views on how policymakers can best respond to how people’s skills are assessed, quantified and recorded. And how skills can better respond to jobs in the rapidly changing, digitalised world of work. Mr Livny, President of the International School of Economics Georgia, sees certification as blocking progress in the new economy. ‘But … More Re-thinking qualifications for the new economy
Education and the important role of vocational education and training (VET) are national priorities in Georgia, meaning the Torino Process has been taken ‘very seriously’ since its launch in 2010. ‘It’s an instrument for seeing where we are and comparing ourselves to partner countries,’ says Torino Process Coordinator Marika Zakareishvili. Working collaboratively with a wide … More Torino Process delivering ‘quality, encouragement & priorities’ for VET in Georgia
By ETF’s roving reporter Nick Holdsworth Look at or imagine your office desk and observe what you see there. Now shut your eyes and remember how it looked 10, 20 or 30 years ago… Once desks were places for pens, jotting pads, typewriters, paper clips, erasers and coffee cups sat on old brown stains. Today … More The future of skills and work in the digital age
In the lead up to the Torino Process international conference on June 7-8, ETF partner countries have been taking part in a series of regional-level policy forums on vocational education and training (VET) and skills for economic development. Ownership has been a key feature running throughout. Over the coming weeks we revisit the discussions – kicking off … More A growing sense of ownership – Pt. 1.
Turkey doesn’t have a holistic system of vocational education and training (VET) monitoring and evaluation. This makes the Torino Process and the Riga Conclusions for mid-term VET deliverables for EU candidate countries, valuable tools for policy reform. Several areas have witnessed major progress. The new Turkish Qualifications Framework, compatible with the European Qualifications Framework. Work-based … More Torino Process bringing stakeholders together in Turkey
In early 2016, Ukraine laid out its ambitious plan to take the Torino Process to 25 regions, including the city of Kyiv. The country achieved what it set out to do. Progress will be shared at the upcoming Torino Process conference in June. Before we get there, let’s back to where it all began. A … More Taking it to the regions: Decentralising VET in Ukraine. Q&A video.
Ukraine has been working with the European Training Foundation (ETF) on the Torino Process since 2010, but it is in the latest round 2014-16 that it has taken its biggest step – bringing it to the country’s 25 regions. This coincides with a new policy on devolved financial and management responsibility for VET. Torino Process … More Torino Process delivering ‘system, partnership and strategy’ to VET reform in Ukraine
The Central Asian Country takes greater ownership in its 2nd round of participation Yelena Zigangirova, senior analyst at the Info Analytic Centre, Astana, has been at the heart of the Torino Process this round – her organisation is coordinating efforts in Kazakhstan. A special working group has been bringing together all the key stakeholders in … More Cooperative, holistic and unified – Kazakhstan’s approach to the Torino Process
The Torino Process is an established fixture in the calendars of policymakers, experts, practitioners, and others interested in vocational education and training in the EU and the ETF’s 29 partner countries, bordering Europe. With its biennial gathering coming up in June 2017, we are delighted to welcome you to this special blog. We’ll be hearing from ETF … More Torino Process 2016-17 – Changing skills for a changing world
Исса Амро руководит рабочей группой по мониторингу и оценке Министерства труда Палестины, а также является национальным координатором Туринского процесса. Палестина работает с Туринским процессом с 2010 г., а г-н Амро — с 2013 г. Его прошлый опыт сбора данных для министерства в ходе предыдущих циклов Туринского процесса помог ему понять этот процесс, в который вовлечены … More ПАЛЕСТИНА*
Issa Amro est responsable du groupe de travail de suivi et d’évaluation du ministère palestinien du travail et coordinateur national du processus de Turin. La Palestine travaille sur le processus de Turin depuis 2010 et la participation d’Amro remonte à 2013. Son expérience antérieure dans la collecte des données pour le ministère au cours du cycle précédent … More PALESTINE*
Алена Бычко, заместитель директора Республиканского института профессионального образования в Минске, отмечает, что Туринский процесс, в который Беларусь вовлечена с самого его начала в 2010 г., сыграл ключевую роль в предоставлении «определенной информации для решения конкретных вопросов». Это позволило профессионалам и представителям органов власти «оптимизировать ценность и реализацию ПОО в Беларуси». В сборе и анализе данных … More БЕЛАРУСЬ
Alena Bychko, directrice adjointe de l’Institut républicain de l’enseignement professionnel (Minsk) explique que le processus de Turin a joué un rôle clé en apportant des «informations précises sur des problèmes concrets» qui permettent aux professionnels et aux agents de «tirer le meilleur de la valeur et de la mise en œuvre de l’EFP en Biélorussie.» … More BIÉLORUSSIE