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Education and employment - how to meet the needs of each other? Mart Laidmets, HTM.

  1. 1. Education and employment - how to meet the needs of each other? Mart Laidmets Deputy Secretary General for General and Vocational Education
  2. 2. Strategic aim According to the OECD studies, the Estonian basic education system is among the best in the world. BUT - there are still some challenges to overcome: - Concordance of lifelong learning opportunities with the needs of labour market - Research and development (R&D) functions in the interests of the Estonian society and economy
  3. 3. Statistics 25000 VET students 55000 HE students More and more +25 people in both systems
  4. 4. OSKA – needs of labour market We are building up a coordination system for the monitoring and forecasting of the labour market needs and the development of skills – OSKA. The results of OSKA analysis and forecasts will be used as: • input to the qualification and career counselling system • curriculum development • financing of educational institutions
  5. 5. Basic cooperation platforms ● Governance boards or council boards of educational institutions ● Curriculum development ● Quality assesment ● New curricula and learning outcome based teaching ● Practical training at companies ● Industrial PhD programmes What else can we do?
  6. 6. Workplace based studies 2/3 of the curriculum is undertaken in companies or institutions and about 1/3 at VET institutions Trilateral agreement: VET institution, student and employee Funding is given to VET institutions who have to share the budget with companies and institutions VET institutions Companies or institutions
  7. 7. Workplace based studies  In September 2016 - 1120 students (4%)  20 MEUR - to get 8000 students by 2020 ● Most popular fields: health care and social services; trade; tourism, catering and housing services; mechanics and metal industry
  8. 8. Who can apply? • The leading partner of the programme is a VET institution. Companies should contact the nearest VET institution teaching the respective speciality. • There are possibilities to finance different training courses for study mentors from private sector who start with taking in trainees, apprentices, etc. More information: Piret Lilover, piret.lilover@innove.ee, www.innove.ee
  9. 9. Programme for applied research in the field of smart specialization Growth areas: - ICT - Health technologies and services - Resource efficient management The aim is to support applied research project within public R&D centers in the interest of entrepreneurs and to encourage knowledge transfer between these two parties.
  10. 10. Who can apply? • Applicant must be registered in Estonia, and can be small, medium or large enterprise. • Maximum support is 2 MEUR per project, minimum 20 000 EUR per project. Supported activities - Grants for applied research - Grants for product development More information: Tea Tassa, tea.tassa@archimedes.ee,www.archimedes.ee
  11. 11. Industrial PhD • Estonia continues to support industrial PhD scheme using SF. Budget for 2016- 2023 is ~3,25 MEUR. • We expect to support ~160 doctoral students who’s doctoral theses are made in at least one of the Smart Specialisation growth areas and at least half of them are related with the businesses (enterprises, companies).
  12. 12. Who can apply? • Trilateral contract between university, student and company. • Certain requirements for companies (employment contract with the doctoral student; mentor; infrastructure, etc) • This period we also open the possibilities for cooperation with foreign companies. More information: Raul Ranne, raul.ranne@archimedes.ee, www.archimedes.ee
  13. 13. Tack! Mart Laidmets mart.laidmets@hm.ee

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