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1 I STITUTO S UPERIORE PER LA R ICERCA, LA S TATISTICA E LA F ORMAZIONE Lombardy – a Northern Italian Region promoting VET : ‘Training voucher system' and vocational apprenticeship: a VET policy providing personalized services Roger Hessel

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4 Lombardy 10 million inhabitants Leader among Italy’s 20 regions More than SMEs Manufactoring-based bussinesses Home to stock-echange, fashion, la Scala, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore World Expo 2015 in Milan 4 Roger Hessel

5 I STITUTO S UPERIORE PER LA R ICERCA, LA S TATISTICA E LA F ORMAZIONE EUPOLIS Lombardia Regional Institute for Research, Statistics and Training Mission: policy advice, applied research & training to the Region Policy background: national pro- cess of devolution of competences from Rom to the Regions 5 Roger Hessel

6 I STITUTO S UPERIORE PER LA R ICERCA, LA S TATISTICA E LA F ORMAZIONE The Regional VET Policy Vision: for staying competitive, it is the person who makes the difference Paradigm change: to increase the appeal of VET; technical vocational training no more “Serie B” Active labour market policies: pro- moted by the Reg. Employment Agency Voucher System: individual learning accounts 6 Roger Hessel

7 I STITUTO S UPERIORE PER LA R ICERCA, LA S TATISTICA E LA F ORMAZIONE Delegation of delivery of training to over 600 ‘operators’ close to the citizens (freedom of choice) Tight budgets: competition between the service providers Most demanded sectors: IT, web- marketing, administration of personnel, English, entrepreneurial skills, fund- raising skills, job-searching skills 7 Training Voucher System Roger Hessel

8 I STITUTO S UPERIORE PER LA R ICERCA, LA S TATISTICA E LA F ORMAZIONE Conclusions Strength: the new, citizen-centred regional voucher system has made training more accessible Challenge: trade unions have other priorities than VET Challenge: SME engagement in VET is often weak; training is perceived as cost Challenge:need for more tailor-made VET offers for micro-enterprises 8 Roger Hessel

9 I STITUTO S UPERIORE PER LA R ICERCA, LA S TATISTICA E LA F ORMAZIONE Challenges No public budgets for short-term work and state-funded training Weak enterpreneurial culture Unflexible VET institutes weak modularisation of training schemes Weak labour market information (LMI) Weak culture of practical-oriented training 9 Roger Hessel

10 I STITUTO S UPERIORE PER LA R ICERCA, LA S TATISTICA E LA F ORMAZIONE Outlook 10 Tranferability of the « Lombardy Way »? Yes, at national level! Policy aim: more attention to international experiences! CAREER GUIDANCE CONFERENCE in Athens (27-30 April) Organisator: Europ. Association of Career Guidance Wanna come? Have a look…! Roger Hessel

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