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

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

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

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