Torino Process: A force for positive change!

  For Vahagn Hovhannisyan, the Torino Process is a tool for peace. ‘We come together to develop together – especially by partnership – and it contributes to peace, ’ the official, from Armenia’s State Employment Service Agency, says. It may seem an unusual statement to come from a bureaucrat involved in what many outside observers … More Torino Process: A force for positive change!

Spotlight on Albania

The EU supports reforms in the candidate countries with financial and technical help through the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). Linked to this, in the area of vocational education, Albania is the first EU candidate to embrace a sector-wide approach. The National Employment and Skills Strategy and Action Plan 2014-20, adopted by the Albanian Government in … More Spotlight on Albania

Movers & shakers Montenegro

  Promoting entrepreneurial spirit equips learners with the mindset, competences and skills to build competitive economies. When it comes to entrepreneurial learning throughout the education system, Montenegro is a regional leader. The national entrepreneurial learning team won a Gold Medal the 2016 Euroskills finals. ‘This is very important for us,’ says Marko Vukasinovic from the … More Movers & shakers Montenegro

#ETFTRP Update from Uzbekistan

  Self-employment and small business creation are a priority in the Central Asian country Uzbekistan. Entrepreneurial learning has been integrated into the vocational system, which accounts for 90% of secondary education. Graduates receive information and training to develop business plans and are part of the nation’s wider job guarantee scheme. Uzbekistan is also a regional … More #ETFTRP Update from Uzbekistan

Moving towards the ‘win-win’ with work-based learning

Combining in-company apprenticeship and training with vocational education is a win-win. Businesses gain workers equipped with the skills they need, while learners experience a smoother transition into the world of work. Developing a system of work-based learning and dual vocational education is a priority for ETF partner country the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The … More Moving towards the ‘win-win’ with work-based learning

Moving forward with monitoring and evaluation

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

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