Paul, could you give the audience a brief idea about the Technical Installation Sector?
Partnerships in VET - An Employer's Perspective - The Future in Your Hands 2013-2016 (Paul Ewalds - Chairman of the SBB Advisory Committee on Qualifications & Examinations – company SBB)
PARTNERSHIPS IN VETAN EMPLOYERS PERSPECTIVE THE FUTURE IN YOUR HANDS 2013-2016
Content1. Training and Development Funds - About the OTIB - History - Operations2. SBB - About the SBB - Role - Environment - Structure
OTIBTraining and Development Fund for Technical Installation Companies
ON OTIBMission:To enable the installation industry to retain suitably well-qualified people.Policy headlines:•Public funded education•Workforce training•Inflow / career developmentExecution•Financial incentives•Projects•Structural cooperation with stakeholders
ON OTIBO&O-funds•Dutch labour law enables social funds (O&O funds) via collective labouragreements•Usually levy based to equalize cost of training and apprenticeships•Social funds have existed for almost 40 years•Currently some 100 O&O-funds for different sectors in existenceOTIB•Established in 2004 by through merger between O&O-funds•Includes over 136,000 employees / 9000 employers in Netherlands•Managed by a board of social partners•Operates in 7 regions with regional managers•40-45 staff (half of which are regionallly based)
OPERATIONS: FINANCIAL INCENTIVESOTIB has a number of quantative incentives:•workforce development subsidies (OSR)•apprenticeship subsidies (BPV)•accreditation of prior learning subsidies (APL)•collective ESF for SME’s•‘mirror image’ subsidy•temporary subsidiesFlow of funds always goes through theemployer.
OPERATIONS: PROJECTSOTIB has a number of qualitative projects, for example:Innovation:•Sustainability•Intelligent energy supply•Care technologyInflow:•Betamentality / diversity•Topstarters•Skillsmanager•TechniekTalent.nuEducation:•Masterplan competence based learning•Exchange platform for E-portfolio (VET + work placement)
OPERATIONS: STRUCTURAL COOPERATIONStructural cooperation with stakeholders:National:•Stichting Beroepsonderwijs Bedrijfsleven (SBB)•Delivers framework for sectoral agreements and regionalexecutionSectoral:•Kenniscentra Beroepsonderwijs Bedrijfsleven (KBB)•Sectoral agreements based on framework SBBRegional:•Execution of framework/agreements and•Cooperative execution of VET
Council for cooperation betweenVET and the labour market SBB
On SBBWhat is the SBB?- council established on January 1, 2012- cooperation between employer and employeeorganisations and training providers in VETWhy establish the SBB?- structural improvement of VET through cooperationMission:- ensure enough skilled workers are well-qualified for the demands of the labour market
Role of the SBB- one collective link to the Ministry of Eduction- policy advice based on common interests- national agreements decreed by Ministry- deliver framework for sectoral and regional issues- sectoral cooperation of stakeholders through Centres of Expertise (KBB’s)- operational support to SBB and regional collaboration- employers have a position on national and sectoral level on VET
SBB structure three advisory committeesVET qualifications and examination- qualifications framework- binding agreements on examinationWork placement- work placement contract- national control on quality and commitmentsMacro-effectiveness- matching supply and demand (quantitative)