Peer Learning Activity on EQAVET indicator 5 "placement rate in VET programmes"

EQAVET in partnership with the CollegesWales  (EQAVET National Reference Point in Wales) organised this peer learning activity (PLA) on 29-30 September 2016. The PLA focused on the use and implementation of EQAVET indicator 5 “ Placement rate in VET programmes” which related to:

i) destination of VET learners after completion of training , according to the type of programme and the individual criteria; and
ii) share of employed learners after completion of training, according to the type of programme and the individual criteria

Venue: Cardiff and Vale College, City Centre Campus, Dumballs Rd, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 5FE, Wales, United Kingdom

PRESENTATIONS:

Welcome to the peer learning activity:

  • Download the Policy Brief
  • Download the Background paper
  • Download the Programme
    • Welcome on behalf of the EU Commission, Koen Bois d’Enghien, European Commission, DG EMPL
    • Welcome on behalf of the CollegesWales  (EQAVET National Reference Point in Wales), Iestyn Davies, Chief Executive
    • Introduction to the peer learning activity - objectives, content, working methodology: Arancha Oviedo and Maria Emilia Galvao, EQAVET Secretariat

System level approaches

Discussions on use of destination data and placement rate in VET programmes  – presentations from Wales and Denmark, followed by question and answer session

Discussions on use of destination data and placement rate in VET programmes – presentations from the Czech Republic, followed by question and answer session

Discussions in small groups on identifying the issues and common challenges of approaches on the use of destination data and placement rate in VET programmes
Question for discussion:
If there are constraints/barriers in implementing indicator 5 at system level: What might be done to overcome them in the context of:

  • VET graduates’ employability given the emergence of new skills and occupations
  • Key drivers, challenges and barriers to the effective tracking of VET graduates
  • Methodological and operationalisation issues and
  • How data and information should be used

Provider level approaches

Discussions on use of destination data and placement rate in VET programmes – presentations from Wales and Denmark, followed by question and answer session

  • Wales experience – Sharon James, Vice Principal, Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC), Wales   

Discussions in small groups on identifying the issues and common challenges of approaches on the use of destination data and placement rate in VET programmes
Question for discussion:
If there are constraints/barriers in implementing indicator 5 at provider level: What might be done to overcome them in the context of:

  • VET graduates’ employability given the emergence of new skills and occupations
  • Key drivers, challenges and barriers to the effective tracking of VET graduates
  • Methodological and operationalisation issues and
  • How data and information should be used

Small group discussion on the issue of Closing the Loop of the VET quality cycle: giving feedback to stakeholders on improvement actions and the role of EQAVET

Catering and dinner were provided by the Cardiff and Vale College, City Centre Campus, Dumballs Rd, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 5FE, Wales, United Kingdom.

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