“Vocational education and training (VET) as a solution to early school leaving”
By Anne Henriksen, Guidance Counselor, UU Vejle
In May, Be Ready project partner Anne Henriksen, a Guidance Counselor from UU Vejle took part with a poster presentation in the CEDEFOP Policy Learning Forum on “Vocational education and training (VET) as a solution to early school leaving” in Thessaloniki Greece.
I participated with a poster on “Actvise – Forum Theatre and Value Exercises” alongside 25 other inspiring practices from different European countries illustrating engaging teaching methods, coaching and mentoring approaches, and tools such as databases, web portals and platforms to monitor learning pathways.
The practices are all part of the CEDEFOP’s Europe-wide toolkit which was launched at the event.
The Europe-wide toolkit is a digital platform which provides practical guidance, tips, good practice and tools to assist policy-makers and education and training providers in activities and policies. The participants in the forum were invited to provide feedback to CEDEFOP having explored the toolkit which works in the following three ways:
- identify learners at risk of early leaving or who have already left education;
- intervene to keep them in or bring them back to the system;
- evaluate the implemented measures.
Beside the launch of the World-wide toolkit, there were presentations from others speakers from European Union countries, Russia, Turkey and international organisations, including CEDEFOP, the World Bank, OECD and WorldSkills. Some of the key messages were, that besides developing technical skill, young people also needs to develop soft skills such as communication skills and career management skills, in order to be ready for the future labour market; and that VET is part of the solution to making young people ready.
Hence Be Ready makes its contribution to a wider network to tackle early school leaving.
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