Learning for Employment: Second Report on Vocational Education and Training Policy in Europe. Executive Summary.Report as inadecuate

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An overall policy agenda about vocational education and training in Europe and its links with general education and lifelong learning has been developed to bring together other policy agendas to serve one strategic goal. Education and training are key, with a number of benchmarks set to adapt education and provide better quality of employment. Targets were set for 2010 employment rates and analysis was performed on the labor market, showing a link between level of education and job prospects. To achieve the goals, European Union (EU) member states must encourage young people to stay in education, create equal opportunities for access to education and training, reduce early retirement, and integrate disadvantaged groups into the workforce. Reduction in skills gaps is a goal to meet employment targets as jobs shift away from physical to intellectual labor. Reform of vocational education and training has begun with EU member states being at various stages of reform. Reform needs to be speeded up, participation of key sectors of the workforce in education and training needs to be encouraged, and potential labor shortages in low skill jobs should be monitored. (Contains multiple data tables and 16 references.) (SLR)

Descriptors: Access to Education, Dropout Prevention, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Lifelong Learning, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Role of Education, Tables (Data), Unskilled Occupations, Vocational Education

CEDEFOP, P.O. Box 22427, Thessaloniki, GR-55102 Greece (#4027 EN, free). Tel: 30 31 49 01 11, Fax: 30 31 49 01 02; e-mail: info[at]cedefop.eu.int; Web site: http://www.trainingvillage.gr/. For full text: http://www2.trainingvillage.gr/etv/publication/download/pano rama/ 4027_en.pdf.

Author: Bainbridge, Steve; Murray, Julie; Harrison, Tim; Ward, Terry

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6338&id=ED478640

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