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1 European developments in Vocational Education and Training. (VET) International Coordination Pasqualino Mare, Athens 27/09/2010

2 pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010 Expertise Centre VET Exams KCH International Human Capital Management development and maintenance of National Vocational Qualifications Trade sector and Fashion and Textile production sector accreditation and support of companies that participate in formal vocational education research labour market in relation to VET exams tests assessments evaluations audits RPL promote and support international mobility within formal educational programs initiate and participate in international projects in order to innovate and improve the functioning of the labour market and educational systems advise and support companies in setting up HCM competence analysis and development provide companies and organization with HCM advise, tools and support

3 Qualification landscape from labour market to education pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

4 Competence based learning Head Hands Heart pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

5 Specific European, National, Regional VET Policy : European Tools Socio-economical, technological : Developments in service sector and Trade sector LLL policy and VET Policy pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

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8 Emerging skills and competences pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010 Social/ cultural Intercultural skills; Team work; Self management; Entrepreneurship and innovativeness; Technical ICT and e-skills; Skills/knowledge related to new materials and processes; Health and green skills; Managerial Intercultural management; International management Green management + multiskilling and new combination of skills

9 Emerging skills and competences: per sector pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010 Service sectors Intercultural skills; Conflict solution; Multiskilling ; All sectors ICT and e-skills; Health and green skills; Entrepreneurship and innovativeness; Team work; Self management; New combination of skills and competences; Production sectors Skills/knowledge related to new materials and processes; International

10 VET Policy : European Tools Single framework for transparency of qualifications and competences, EUROPASS Quality Assurance Reference Framework for VET Credit system for VET (ECVET) and HE (ECTS) Common principles for validation of non-formal and informal learning Strengthening policies, systems and practices for lifelong guidance – Council recommendation European Area of Higher Education European Qualifications Framework pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

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13 What is the European Qualification Framework (EQF) ? Is a common European reference system Will link different countries’ national qualifications systems and frameworks together. In practice, it will function as a translation device making qualifications more readable. This will help learners and workers wishing to move between countries or change jobs or move between educational institutions at home. pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

14 EQF Level 1 EQF Level 2 EQF Level 3 EQF Level 4 EQF Level 5 EQF Level 6 EQF Level 7 EQF Level 8 Country A/Context A Country/cont ext B Q Q Q Q Q Q NQF/ NQS Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

15 What is ECVET The European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training: In ECVET, learning outcomes acquired by an individual in different contexts, whether abroad or under another system, can be easily transferred to the individual's home context for accumulation and the achievement of a qualification. pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

16 ECVET in practice pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

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18 Is it worthwhile to talk about sectoral qualifications or sectoral framework at European/international level ? At European/international level agreement by the relevant stakeholders about the requirements of the workers or future works in the commerce sector National systems and frameworks of Qualifications will have less problems in integrating, valuing commerce qualifications. pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

19 Is it worthwhile to talk about sectoral qualifications or sectoral framework at European/international level ? - A Mean for local stakeholders to implement, to discuss get about better quality, more adapted VET provision for the sector and other players in the chain. For example career guidance and labour offices. - On a longer term this will benefit the sector, the Image will improve, the sector will become more attractive if coordinated with other actions. pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

20 Is it worthwhile to talk about sectoral qualifications or sectoral framework at European/international level ? - workers and learners mobility will be easier. Recognition of skills acquired outside context will be made easier. Looking at the challenges based on the study of new jobs new skills referring to possible shortages due to demographic evolution. (ECVET ) pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

21 Actions and how can you play a role ? pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010

22 Thank you Pasqualino Mare, Manager KCH International pasqualino mare Athens 27/9/2010


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