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!

Palestine Polytechic University wins the Torino Process Award

By Susanna Dunkerley Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) is the winner of the Torino Process Award for the Entrepreneurship Key Competence. European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, presented the award at the closing ceremony of European Vocational Skills Week, November 24, in Brussels. The European Training Foundation (ETF) award recognises … More Palestine Polytechic University wins the Torino Process Award

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

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

Taking the Torino Process forward: Cesare Onestini joins the @etfeuropa team!

    Investing in skills, vocational education, qualifications and human capital is at the heart of the European Commission’s new Skills Agenda for Europe. New ETF Director Cesare Onestini says the action plan is just as relevant for ETF partner countries. ‘The challenge is to find a way in which we can promote the Skills … More Taking the Torino Process forward: Cesare Onestini joins the @etfeuropa team!

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!

Torino Process helping to drive Kazakhstan’s future

Vocational education and training is the basic element of Kazakhstan’s economic modernization, says Rakhiya Turmakhanbetova, Head of the Education Department of the Akimat of Zhambyl region. That’s because the quality and competitiveness of domestic goods depends on professional competence of the workforce, she says in an interview with the Zhambyl regional newspaper. The region to the … More Torino Process helping to drive Kazakhstan’s future