VET excellence awards 2020: The online voting is open!

During the European Vocational Skills Week, excellence will be awarded. VETNET has organised the nomination process for the researchers award and proposes two research teams. Both are engaging in outstanding VET research in the field of green and/or digital transitions - but only one can win. Make your choice and vote for your favourite candidate. …

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Vocational Training for Rural Populations: A Demand-Driven Approach and its Implications in India

Today IJRVET has published a new article. The issue 3 (Vol. 7) is in progress, but contains articles that are final and fully citable. The authors are Muthuveeran Ramasamy and Matthias Pilz. The full article is available here. Context: Vocational training is viewed as a significant tool that increases employment outcomes and provides potential career advancement …

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European Vocational Skills Week (EVSW) – 09 to 13 November 2020

VETNET will run a research workshop during the EVSW on "VET research in Europe: topics, structures and cooperation". You are invited to attend the online workshop on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 from 9:00 to 13:00. The workshop is organised together with the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung BIBB), Germany and in cooperation with the …

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German Teacher and Education Union is committed to strengthening political education in vocational training

Provided by franz.kaiser@uni-rostock.de, ibp, Universität Rostock In a nationwide conference on vocational training, the German Trade Union for Education and Science (GEW) adopted a resolution to strengthen political education. This is available in English at the end of a documentation of the conference with the written presentations in German. It contains also a contribution by …

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Call for expression of Interest to support the development of Toolkit for Core Skills

Provided by mantas.sekmokas@gmail.com, independent expert International Labour Organization (ILO), a UN agency, invites Expression of Interest to support the development of Toolkit for Core Skills that aims to provide guidance and good practices for the successful adaptation of #coreskills in national #education and #training system. In case you have experience in developing policy guidance, operational …

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VET Research Award 2020: Call for proposals open until 12 June 2020

At the European Vocational Skills Week 2020, taking place in November in Berlin, the European Commission will again award examples of excellence in research in vocational education and training (VET). The VET Research Award 2020 aims to reward VET researchers' outstanding contribution to innovative VET research in line with one of the European Commission's priorities …

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Recently published: Comparative Vocational Education Research

The significance of the title In contrast to general education, vocational education and training (VET) is characterised worldwide by a high degree of complexity. VET is multidimensional and, sometimes, has diffuse structures. VET is a descriptor which includes such as aspects as pre-vocational education, school-based VET, apprenticeship systems, technical education, higher VET, work-based learning, further education and lifelong learning. These …

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Attention: Call for papers for fake conferences in VET

The "World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)" was already mentioned on the original Beall´s List, a – now archived – list of potential predatory scholarly open-access publishers. WASET is also mentioned in the successor list Stop Predatory Journals, and WASET also organizes fake conferences. Several newspaper publishers – such as The New York Times ("One …

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