#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

Business time, presidential style!

Serial entrepreneur Arman Toskanbaev was one of 19 young innovators on show at the Ideas Market, a highlight of the Changing Skills for a Changing World Torino Process conference. His latest endeavour – the Association of Young Entrepreneurs: New Green Technologies, Zertis Project (Kazakhstan) –  enables vegetables to grow all year round in Kazakhstan’s harsh climate. It’s … More Business time, presidential style!

#EUVocational skills week returns

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

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

Lifelong learning: The path towards sustainable development

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

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

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