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1 «Improving Employability» Comenius-meeting Borg vgs May 2013

2 What is being done in Østfold to improve our students ability get employment or to complete high school? Some of the measures are regional and some are nationwide

3 Our school is a vocational school – the aim for most of our students is to get an apprenticeship after two years Some students aim for a third year at school so they can apply for university/higher education – 50% fail. 35% of all students in Østfold fail to complete high school The aim in this period is to get the dropout-rate down to 25% by 2015.


5 Quality development in basic education - with particular emphasis on cooperation between municipalities and Østfold County Council Quality development in secondary education with particular emphasis on: - Pupil Service - Health promoting schools - Minorities - Trainees and apprenticeships - Good transitions - NyGIV - Taking care of students who drop-out - Development of school systems and procedures

6 “New Possibilities” It is a national task to increase successful completion in Upper Secondary Education and Training from 70 % to 75 %. The project, Ny GIV, was introduced in the autumn 2010 and will last until 2013.

7 NEW POSSIBILITIES contain the following measures Intensified follow–up of pupils with the poorest results in the 10th grade and in Upper Secondary Education and Training Courses for teachers from all over the country in how to develop pupils’ basic skills in reading, writing and numeracy Teacher networks to orient teachers` classroom practice in a more practical manner for the common core subjects Norwegian, English and Maths Pupils who are in danger of dropping out are offered summer jobs or summer school make the transition between different school levels easier to handle

8 A common set of indicators has been established offering valid and credible statistics based on numerical information from all county municipalities Improved collaboration between the The Follow–Up Service and the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration to help young people beteween the ages 16 – 21 who are neither in school nor at work to return to school or apprenticeship Extensive dialogue with the social partners to obtain more apprenticeships both in the private and the public sector

9 More relevant and practice oriented vocational education and training (VET), for example via: 1. The Certificate of Practice: a 2 year VET education programme (Lower Level Craft/Journeyman`s Certificate) 2. Training Candidature: individually adapted education and training scheme based on a reduced package of competence objectives, often both working place and school based.

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