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Eurostat: Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.1% and EU28 rate at 2.2%

17/09/2018
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.9% in the second quarter of 2017, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rat...
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Cedefop: Outreach and guidance for vulnerable groups in the EU

14/09/2018
Cedefop’s ReferNet network has prepared national reports on guidance and outreach for the upskilling of vulnerable groups.
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ReferNet France: new VET reform launched

10/09/2018
Reforming initial vocational education and training (VET) started in May 2018.
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Cedefop: Vocational education and training in Europe – taking stock and looking ahead

10/09/2018
Cedefop will organise a VET conference in cooperation with European Commission and the Austrian presidency, in Vienna, Austria, on 7 and 8 November 2018.
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ReferNet Ireland: supporting working lives and enterprise growth

10/09/2018
SOLAS recently published Supporting working lives and enterprise growth in Ireland.
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ReferNet Austria: digitisation promoted in new apprenticeship occupations

10/09/2018
In the summer of 2018, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) is introducing seven new apprenticeship programmes, covering a wide range of fields from construction engineering assistant (Bautechnische Assistenz) and glass process engineering to ...
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ReferNet Lithuania: support for employment through validation of prior learning

07/09/2018
Assessment and recognition of competences acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning is a significant factor helping people enter the labour market.
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ReferNet Netherlands: aligning VET qualifications with regional needs

07/09/2018
Making room for the region initiative to strengthen cooperation between VET schools and region-based enterprises.
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ReferNet Norway: More opportunities for unskilled workers to obtain craft certificates

06/09/2018
‘Craft certificate at work’ is to become a permanent arrangement, ensuring that more unskilled workers obtain a craft certificate. While the country needs more skilled and certified workers, many already in employment without a certificate seek education. Craft certificate at work is a new flexib...
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OECD: Finland must focus on integrating migrant women and their children to boost their contribution to the economy and society

05/09/2018
Finland should offer labour-market-oriented integration support to all migrants, strengthen efforts to identify and address early vulnerabilities, and work more closely with employers according to a new OECD report.