A large number of countries are reforming their vocational education and training systems.
Training objectives currently pursued by governments include enhancing national competitiveness and improving the labour market chances of either first-time job seekers or older workers made redundant.
In a rapidly changing environment, new ways and means of ensuring that people who work possess the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes are critical for seizing the opportunities inherent in globalization and technological progress while reducing their unwanted consequences.
However, the process of assessing the performance of current training systems is often ill-understood or for other reasons not applied to greater advantage.
We run workshops that offer a comprehensive methodology for arriving at policies that make national training systems at once more relevant, more effective and more efficient, and hence strengthen the role training systems play in national economic and social development.
We also focus on training methods and training technology, training of trainers, training materials production, the management of training institutions, quality assurance, and evaluating the impact of vocational education and training.
Activities in this area of expertise are conducted by the following training units:
Employment and Skills Development
European Social Fund Projects
Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA)