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Four questions and answers for career guidance!

05/02/2019Jiri Branka
Our new indicators help answer questions such as “what are the future prospects of a specific job?”, “what tasks will I be doing?”, “how much will I make?” or “what education do I need for a certain job?”
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Guidance, Policy

VET supporting the qualification of migrants

07/12/2018Irene Psifidou
Early leaving from education and training is understood at EU level as a failure to complete upper secondary education. Staying in school beyond lower secondary education, and thus fighting early leaving from education and training, can ultimately help stimulate labour market participation, ...
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Guidance

How can guidance services make the most of technology and information?

Labour market intelligence (LMI) is being produced in vast amounts across Europe, providing insights on where jobs are, where to find the best training and which are the best opportunities for mobility.
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Guidance, Research

How are skill needs assessed and matched? What is in place in EU countries

What type of education and training to undertake? Which curricula need to be updated to reflect new skills? What mix of skilled labour to hire? What type of training programmes to offer to the unemployed? Policy-makers, VET providers, public employment services, employers, parents and individuals...
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Guidance

What will you be when you grow up?

“So, what will you be when you grow up?” Ranging from fireman to ballet dancer, astronaut to truck driver, there have been numerous responses to this question, across borders and generations. “I am not sure yet” is often not well-greeted, especially as the respondent ages. However, now more than ...
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Guidance, Policy, Research

A cake for the Skills Panorama!

It has been four years since the launch of Europe’s unique portal of skills and labour market intelligence. And one year ago, Cedefop presented to the “world of skills” the brand new, fully revamped Skills Panorama!
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Guidance, Research

ICT specialists: wanted throughout Europe!

24/10/2016Ilias Livanos
On the top of the EU skills’ shortage list are found ICT specialists. This does not come as a surprise. However, in order to allow for efficient policy interventions one has to assess the particular reasons behind the shortage in each country so as to find the appropriate “cure”.
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Guidance, Policy

How to form the skills of those who form the skills of others?

Learning at the workplace lies high in the EU policy agenda as a means of ensuring that enterprises have a workforce with up-to-date skills and competences. Given that about one-third of an individual’s lifespan is spent in working environments, the workplace is an indispensable component of any ...
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Guidance, Policy, Research

What are the skills of the future?

The issue of what are the jobs and skills that will be needed in the future economy is a million-dollar question. Many futurologists claim to know the answer, yet an honest response to this question should be ‘can anyone really know with certainty?’
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Guidance, Policy

Making learning visible: A European perspective to the validation of non-formal and informal learning

The Recommendation constitutes a landmark in the development of policies of validation in Europe, as it constitutes an important political commitment.