Higher Apprenticeships Conference 2017

The Higher Apprenticeships Conference will take place on the 12th December 2017. The event takes place at The Cavendish Conference Centre London and will feature strategic updates from the Department for Education, HEFCE and the Institute for Apprenticeships alongside a host of practical case studies from leading universities. 

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Redefining Engineering and Apprenticeships

A viewpoint piece in ‘The Engineer’ notes that to create the necessary levels of apprenticeships to meet growing demand in the UK National Infrastructure pipeline, the definition of apprenticeship will need to be broadened.

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European Vocational Skills Week!

The European Vocational Skills Week, 20-24 November 2017, is a European Commission initiative to increase the attractiveness of Vocational Education and Training (VET) for professional skills and quality jobs, through a combination of events organized across Europe at the local, regional and national level.

"Discover Your Talent!" highlights that a person can discover their passion for a job and new talents through training.

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Success for Vulnerable Young People

The Social Incubator Association from Romania, together with KFC supports the social and professional reintegration of vulnerable young people.

The project will directly support young people between the ages of 16 and 24 to leave care centers in Romania. The main objective of the project is to provide counseling, training, employment and - mentoring, for institutionalized young people in Romania.

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Quality and Effective Apprenticeships in Europe

Apprenticeships have proved to be particularly effective in bringing young people from education and training into work. European Commission evidence shows that 60-70% of apprentices move directly into a job following their apprenticeship, and in some cases, this increases to 90%.

The European Commission has adopted the Council Recommendation for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships. The framework consists of14 criteria for the quality and effective of apprenticeships, in line with national or sectoral requirements or collective agreements.

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‘Apprenticeship Deserts’ UK

‘Apprenticeship Deserts’ UK

A cross-party committee of MPs in the UK has recently reviewed the government’s apprenticeship reforms and noted issues relating to targets, standards, quality and regulation.

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European Alliance for Apprenticeships

European Alliance for Apprenticeships

Strengthening the Quality and Supply of Apprenticeships in Europe by bringing together governments with businesses, social partners, chambers, vocational education and training (VET) providers, regions, youth representatives and think tanks.

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