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Be part of European Vocational Skills Week 2019

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The fourth edition of European Vocational Skills Week will be taking place 14-18 October 2019 in Helsinki, Finland: https://ec.europa.eu/social/vocational-skills-week/ Everyone with an interest in vocational education and training can get involved in European Vocational Skills Week 2019. There are many ways to take part, including: Register your event or activity You can register your own event […]

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Investing in Europe’s youth: Commission launches “ErasmusPro” scheme for long-term mobility of apprentices

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On 7 December, the European Commission announced its new Youth Initiative. Among other things, the Commission will launch “ErasmusPro”, a new dedicated activity within the Erasmus+ programme to support long-duration placements of apprentices abroad. Under this initiative, 50,000 mobile apprenticeship placements of long duration (6–12 months) will become available. The Commission will also propose a Quality Framework […]

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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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