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Measuring the status of VPL in Iceland in 2015 and 2018. Haukur Harðarson and Fjóla María Lárusdóttir, Iceland

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Measuring the status of VPL in Iceland in 2015 and 2018. Haukur Harðarson and Fjóla María Lárusdóttir, Iceland

  1. 1. 1 Roadmap 2018 Measuring the status of VPL in Iceland in 2015 and 2018 NVL conference in Sweden, 23. nov 2018 Haukur Harðarson and Fjóla María Lárusdóttir Education and Training Service Centre (ETSC)
  2. 2. 2 Education and Training Service Centre (ETSC) • Owned by The Icelandic Federation of Labor, Confederation of Icelandic Employers, Federation of State and Municipal Employees, Association of Local Authorities in Iceland and the Ministry of Finance • Service contract with the ministry of education, science and culture • ETSC main tasks: Development of VPL, guidance and educational offers • Target group: • People on the labor market who have not completed education on upper secondary level • VPL is only sustainably funded for this target group
  3. 3. 3 Important statistics Year Individuals validated from 2007 Average age of participants People on the labor market Not completed Upper Secondary School 2008 343 184.600 33% 2015 2.868 37 189.100 28% 2018 4.383 39 206.700 23% 2024 ? ? ? ?
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  5. 5. 5 Use of the Roadmap ⧫ 2 meetings with the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in 2015 ⧫ 1 meeting in 2018 (same representative) ⧫ Opportunities for further development discussed – link to current regulation ⧫ Usefull tool for policy development ⧫ Usefull dialouge between stakeholders ⧫ Possible to focus on specific sections ⧫ Different perspectives – critical view ⧫ A „living“ document
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  7. 7. 7 Main developments since 2015 ⧫ Quality assurance ⧫ Accredited providers, linked to financing ⧫ Guidance and training ⧫ Registration of results ⧫ Now directly into a national database ⧫ ISQF ⧫ Framework implemented based on learning outcomes and open for a wider use (non-formal ed.)
  8. 8. 8 Main developments since 2015 cont. ⧫ Higher Education ⧫ Committee turned in a positive report ⧫ Informational web www.næstaskref.is ⧫ Info about VPL and access to screening lists and guidance ⧫ VPL in working life – a new project ⧫ Developing a sustainable system for VPL in companies
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  10. 10. 10 Roadmap results for Iceland 2015 ⧫ Aim of VPL ⧫ Specific target group, defined VPL process for the group ⧫ European principles as a basis ⧫ National systems for VPL ⧫ Law, regulation, financing, training of staff, LLL centers ⧫ Statistics gathered, quality development ⧫ Close cooperation with the ministry ⧫ Stakeholders‘ responsibility and cooperation ⧫ Ownership of the ETSC – employment market ⧫ Mostly VPL against curricula ⧫ New areas in VPL, dialogue with stakeholders ⧫ Steering group in new and ongoing programs
  11. 11. 11 Roadmap results for Iceland 2015 ⧫ Organization on national, regional and local levels ⧫ Entrance to VPL and guidance - LLL centers ⧫ Clear regulation, developed after dialogue with stakeholders and pilot projects ⧫ Cost effective, central planning role of ETSC ⧫ Information, education and support ⧫ Networks in place, regular meetings for development ⧫ Regulation states that VPL staff must go through training ⧫ Counselling financed and built into the system
  12. 12. 12 Roadmap results for Iceland 2015 ⧫ Quality, follow-up and evaluation ⧫ Good overview of results and costs ⧫ Quality material and centralized support ⧫ Not much “large scale” research ⧫ Size of the labor market ☺ ⧫ EU‘s framework as a starting point for further development ⧫ Possibilities in linking VPL standards from the labor market to NQF/EQF ⧫ Behind in implementation of some EU tools ⧫ In general we are not working with VPL above EQF 4

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