Foto: Frau beim TextilbemalenResponsability for realisation and consequences of EU2020-strategy

Crucial success factors for realisation of EU2020-strategy are VET oriented to work practice as well in ‘Initial VE’ as also in continuous VET.

Just in this way smart groth an inclusion will be possible.
The members of EVBB stand for high quality VET in all phases of lifelong learning, especially for inclusion of groups with special needs.
Important part for lifelong learning is RPL – Recognition of prior learning linked with the chance to accomplish professional qualification.

By that members of EVBB do special efforts for a complex conception for lifelong learning showing

  • intense cooperation with professional practice
  • as well in initial as in continuous VET
  • recognition of competences acquired in informal learning
    • and the chance to modular further qualification
    • within the profession actually done
  • but also with the additional chance for transition to higher educational level (university)

To achieve this goal, EVBB-members reinforce their cooperation with enterprises and institutions, who cooperate in organizing professional practice as a field of training and learning and who have an understanding as partners for realization of an efficient practical oriented VET.
Inclusion, being an important goal in EU2020-strategy, where EVBB-members feel responsible in a special way, will demand special approaches und the development of an “inclusive working culture”. What ever is hidden by that and how this can be reached will be a task for the working group in the following time.

Mobility? – Don’t forget the change of point of view!

The medal “extensive promotion of mobility, recognition of informal learning and wide-range vocational training” also has a verso:
Economies in countries like Bulgaria suffer strongly under mobility of their workforce: they go abroad where they will earn more money
The same in the field of VET: the more qualified employees are, the more the “danger” to lose them to more attractive companies or to western countries.
Which solutions here will be found is still open, but it is a core question for the planning of cooperation of EVBB-Members in Bulgaria and comparable countries.
We as EVBB should stand for a concerning responsibility and help to look for good solutions for both: European development and development of national economies.

Practical oriented VET Prerequisite for a practical oriented VET is cooperation between world of labour and world of VET Practical oriented VET is as well initial VET as also continuous VET as well as recognition of informal and non-formal acquired competences. Practical oriented VET

  • is realising inclusion
  • is based on the spezial cooperation between learner (apprentice) and teacher (trainer, adviser …)
  • enables different models of cooperation
  • needs a qualified research
  • contains different services
  • enables mobility and individual professional perspectives

This kind of system increases also self responsibility of employees for a continuous actualisation of their employability.


How can more practical oriented VET be implemented?

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Inclusion of employers into initial VET – but how?

  • Cooperation of vocational schools with employers – makes sense as far as it is wished and supported by the employers
  • Training centers, educational institutes and vocational schools need a modern equipment and curricula at the state of the art – how can a continuous update be assured?
  • General standards are important
  • Training providers have to move towards companies / employers
  • Convince employers for
    • Qualifying internships
    • Apprenticeships
    • Providing equipment also for training
  • Conviince teachers, advicers, trainers to qualify themselves on workplaces, to be prepared for their task
  • International enterprises have lot of experience in qualifying
    • How can this be usefl for small and medium sized enterprises and for public vocational training?
  • Important: Not only high standard, before all a good “medium level” skilled workers are used on labour market.
  • To assure quality and attractiveness requires investment!

Continuous VET:

Generelly there is low participation in lifelong learning in Europe.

C-VET is mostly done informally at workplace – without a chance of official recognition!

Prior learning is recognized additionally there ist he chance to accomplish qualification in modular way.

Decreasing public funding does not trigger innovations in educational system

Inclusion is a new challenge for Vocational education and training – here we have to be innovative!

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