Making post-secondary VET more attractive   European Economic and Social Committee Public Hearing, July 12, 2011 Dr Rosita...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Why post-secondary VET </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attractiveness factor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><...
The Skills Profile of Various Professional Sectors
Why Post-Secondary VET <ul><li>The need of a flexible middle cadre  </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of good citizenship </li><...
How to increase the attractiveness of post-secondary VET <ul><li>Recognition of degrees through a close partnership with c...
How to increase the attractiveness of post-secondary VET level out differences between ISCED level 5 A and ISCED Level 5 B
Lessons learned in the 29 EU-partner countries <ul><li>Education policy is a global issue </li></ul><ul><li>Tertiary educa...
ETF’s role in the 29 EU–partner countries <ul><li>ETF’s work in VET and Post-Secondary VET reforms in Europe’s 29 partner ...
Thank you for your attention FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Visit our website: www.etf.europa.eu Email: [email_address]
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Making post-secondary VET more attractive

  1. 1. Making post-secondary VET more attractive European Economic and Social Committee Public Hearing, July 12, 2011 Dr Rosita Van Meel
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>Why post-secondary VET </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attractiveness factor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Role of ETF </li></ul></ul></ul>What I would like to present
  3. 3. The Skills Profile of Various Professional Sectors
  4. 4. Why Post-Secondary VET <ul><li>The need of a flexible middle cadre </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of good citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Strong need for information of the various professional sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Need for evidence based policies to link the education sector with the professional sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Four drivers of change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the legacy of the economic crisis; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>developing a low-carbon economy; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>labour market trends towards more skill-intensive jobs; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and Europe's future skill supply and demand </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How to increase the attractiveness of post-secondary VET <ul><li>Recognition of degrees through a close partnership with corporate world </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate the post-secondary VET (or higher professional education) in the tertiary education system </li></ul><ul><li>Create education options and stepping stones towards life long learning </li></ul><ul><li>Include research and transfer of technology as part of the mission of higher professional education </li></ul><ul><li>Create international partnerships for higher professional education </li></ul><ul><li>Mix lectures (20%) with tutorials (40%) and workshops (40%) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching staff: academic staff and experts from the corporate world </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to increase the attractiveness of post-secondary VET level out differences between ISCED level 5 A and ISCED Level 5 B
  7. 7. Lessons learned in the 29 EU-partner countries <ul><li>Education policy is a global issue </li></ul><ul><li>Tertiary education is a global challenge/opportunity especially post-secondary VET </li></ul><ul><li>Labor market policy needs to take into account global interdependencies </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation, technology transfer, Entrepreneurial learning, regional development are important element to be taken into consideration. </li></ul><ul><li>Migration and skills matching </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger focus on evidence based policies and monitoring and evaluation of the impact of reform programs (EuroStat) </li></ul>
  8. 8. ETF’s role in the 29 EU–partner countries <ul><li>ETF’s work in VET and Post-Secondary VET reforms in Europe’s 29 partner countries </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing European instruments and principles </li></ul><ul><li>National Qualification Frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Social inclusion and equal opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Adult learning </li></ul><ul><li>ETF’s involvement—long term </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of experiences and promote mutual learning </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank you for your attention FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Visit our website: www.etf.europa.eu Email: [email_address]

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