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European Vocational Skills Week Awards 2017

EU Skills Week Awards

The European Commission has opened two calls for applications to award excellence in Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers and SMEs. The Innovative VET provider Award aims to identify a European provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) that has contributed to VET excellence through innovative practices. The European VET provider must showcase innovation and inspire other VET […]

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More than 100 participants attended the launch of Xarxa FP Mobility Impact Study

Mobility Impact Study

The 1st edition of Xarxa FP Mobility Impact Study was launched last 15th of February in Barcelona. Mr Jordi Castillo, Secretary General of Xarxa FP, presented the highlights of the study which analyses the effects of mobility on the employability, career prospects and competences of Xarxa FP students that did an internship abroad between 2012 […]

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Xarxa FP at the European Education, Training & Youth Forum 2016

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Last 20-21 October Xarxa FP participated at the European Education, Training and Youth Forum 2016, which took place in Brussels and gathered more than 300 key stakeholders, including national, regional and other public authorities, educational institutions and learning providers, student and youth organisations, civil society organisations, social partner organisations and business. This year’s Forum focused […]

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The 1st EU Vocational Skills Week to take place between 5 and 9 December 2016

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This first European Vocational Skills Week will take place from 5 to 9 December 2016 with events in Brussels and parallel activities in Member States at national, regional and local levels. The aim of the Week is to improve the attractiveness and image of vocational education and training by showcasing excellence and quality and to raise awareness of the wide range […]

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New Skills Agenda for Europe launched today

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The European Commission has adopted today a new Skills Agenda for Europe. The agenda aims to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life for the jobs of today and tomorrow. This task is essential to boost employability, competitiveness and growth across the EU. Today’s New Skills Agenda for Europe calls on EU countries and […]

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International mobility of VET students: An Investment for the Future

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Several studies have shown the value of international traineeships, increasing young vocational training graduates’ employability and improving their professional, linguistic and personal skills. In Barcelona, for instance, 80.6% of vocational training graduates who have done international work placements access the labour market in less than 12 months after finishing their studies. In this article (available […]

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