Sectoral Seminar on Quality Assurance in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector

The EQAVET Sectoral Seminar focused on the quality assurance of training in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

The seminar was hosted by the BITKOM, Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media, and the EQAVET Secretariat and took place in Berlin, Germany, on 14 and 15 October 2013.

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Seminar Agenda

Day 1: Monday, 14 October 2013

14:00 | Opening speeches and policy context

  • Dr Stephan Pfisterer, BITKOM – Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Medi
  • Barbara Hemkes,Head of Section.Quality, sustainability permeability: Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
  • Sophie Weisswange, Chair of EQAVET Network, European Commission

Strategic context for the seminar: current EU policy objectives and EQAVET work programme

Introduction to the seminar

  • Sean Feerick, Director, EQAVET Secretariat
  • Giorgio Allulli, EQAVET Expert

 

 

14:45 | Theme 1: Pathways to professionalism in ICT

Ernst Tiemeyer,Senior government official –  Ministry for schools and further education of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

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Café-table discussion topics:

  • Quality assurance for initial VET: lessons and challenges for assuring quality
  • Quality assurance for continuing VET: lessons and challenges for assuring quality
  • Establishing links between secondary education and higher education

 

Day 2: Tuesday, 15 October 2013

 

08:30 | Theme 2:  The contribution of social partners to assuring quality and updating training in the ICT sector
Dr. Stephan Pfisterer, BITKOM – Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media
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Café-table discussion topics:

  • Quality assuring of training within small and medium size enterprises
  • Setting, monitoring and updating standards for training provision
  • Setting, monitoring and updating standards for qualifications

10:15 | Reports from café-tables: identification of emerging issues, trends and messages from discussion at the café-tables

10:45 | Coffee break

11:00 | Theme 3: Supporting and developing careers in the ICT sector.   
Markus Lecke, Group Headquarters – Group Performance Development, Deutsche Telekom AG

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 Café-table discussion topics:

  • Overcoming the mismatch between demand and offer – how to secure that supply and demand meet?
  • Fostering entrepreneurship in ICT
  • Promoting and supporting sectoral and geographical mobility

12:45 | Reports from café-tables: identification of emerging issues, trends and messages from discussion at the café-tables

13:15 | Lunch

14:15 | Theme 4: How to acknowledge the quality of training and individual learning and personal experience in ICT sector.
Harald Schenk, Research Associate, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Section "Company and Individual Costumer related Service Occupations / Disabled Persons Committee" and Bjoern Scholz, Head of Cert-IT;Cert IT, Service company for informatics
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Café-table discussion topics:

  • Proposal for a European quality label for ICT training and certification
  • Using the EQF and the e-competence framework for setting qualifications
  • Acknowledging previous experience using ECVET

16:00 | Reports from café-tables: identification of emerging issues, trends and messages from discussion at the café-tables

17:00 | End

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