National Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development

Str. Spiru Haret nr. 10-12, sector 1 010176 Bucharest

About this Organisation:

The National Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development (NCTVETD) through the EU Phare TVET projects, developed the National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) for TVET in Romania, based on the Common Quality Assurance Framework (CQAF), and two main instruments for quality assurance at provider level: the Self-assessment Manual, based on the European Guide on Self- assessment for VET providers and the Inspection Manual for external monitoring of TVET providers.

NCTVETD coordinated the pilot application of the two manuals during 2003-2005 school years in 22 TVET units acting as resource centers and during the 2005-2006 school year in 122 TVET units from among which 22 resource centers. NCTVETD is the main initiator of the proposal of generalizing the manuals at national level, for all TVET providers, beginning with 1 September 2006.

NCTVETD is the initiator of the National Reference Point (NRP), structured as an inter-institutional coordination structure whose role is to apply national and European QA strategies and measures in VET. The NRP includes experts of national institutions which have certain attributions regarding QA for Initial and Continuing VET: the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, the Ministry of Labour, Family and Equal Chances, the Romanian Agency for QA in Pre-university Education, the National Adult Training Board, the National Centre for Vocational Education and Training Development.


Dana Stroie

Dana Stroie Head of

Dana Stroie is responsible with the development and revision of methodologies for Quality Assurance in initial VET (TVET) and coordinates the implementation of Quality Assurance mechanisms in TVET schools. She is highly involved in the activity of the National Group for Quality Assurance (the Romanian National Reference Point). Ms Stroie joined the National Centre for TVET Development in 2004 as a Quality Assurance Expert. In this position she was involved in a range of developments regarding the National Quality Assurance Framework for TVET - the Romanian quality assurance framework for initial VET, based on CQAF. She contributed to the elaboration of the Manuals for self assessment and external monitoring in TVET, coordinated training sessions for school managers, Quality Assurance coordinators and inspectors and offered support to TVET schools in starting the QA implementation process. She was a member of ENQA-VET in the years 2008-2009.

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