Optimising value in VET

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

Torino Process: Making skills and VET more relevant

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

All the best bits from #ETFTRP 2017 on Storify!

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!

Torino Process and the Power of Lifelong Learning

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

Lebanon: Forward looking through the Torino Process

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

The ‘considerable’ role of regions and cities in boosting skills

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

Torino Process Entrepreneurship Award

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

Innovation in VET: Ideas Market

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

Changing Skills for a Changing World – Torino Process 2017

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

Changing Skills for a Changing World

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

Taking ownership of the Torino Process

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

A growing sense of ownership – Pt.4.

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.

Innovation in VET: The Starting Point

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

Moldova maintains momentum through Torino Process

‘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

Paving the path towards VET reform 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

Overcoming obstacles to skills development

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

A growing sense of ownership – Pt. 2.

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.

Torino Process Driving Skills and Social Dialogue in Serbia

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

Re-thinking qualifications for the new economy

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

Torino Process delivering ‘quality, encouragement & priorities’ for VET in Georgia

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

The future of skills and work in the digital age

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

A growing sense of ownership – Pt. 1.

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.

Torino Process bringing stakeholders together in Turkey

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

Taking it to the regions: Decentralising VET in Ukraine. Q&A video.

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.

Torino Process delivering ‘system, partnership and strategy’ to VET reform in Ukraine

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

Cooperative, holistic and unified – Kazakhstan’s approach to the Torino Process

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

Torino Process 2016-17 – Changing skills for a changing world

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

BIÉLORUSSIE

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

BOSNIE-HERZÉGOVINE

Vesna Puratic, experte confirmée en matière d’EFP auprès du ministère fédéral des affaires civiles, et Slavica Kupresanin, conseillère auprès du ministère de l’éducation de la République serbe de Bosnie, une partie du système fédéré du pays qui occupe 49 % de son territoire et accueille environ un tiers de sa population de 3,8 millions de personnes, reflètent la … More BOSNIE-HERZÉGOVINE