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Making post-secondary VET more attractive


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Presentation by Dr Rosita Van Meel on the occasion of the EESC public hearing on 12 July 2011.

Presentation by Dr Rosita Van Meel on the occasion of the EESC public hearing on 12 July 2011.

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