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22-23 and 28-30 June: Training on ‘Identifying Market Needs and Designing Elective Modules’

An important element of  the work of the ‘Skills for Jobs’ (S4J) project is the support provided to VET providers to enrich their offer. This implies the development of elective modules or short-term courses, in line with industry developments and labour market demands for specialized employees. To assist partner providers in this process, ‘Skills for … Continue reading 22-23 and 28-30 June: Training on ‘Identifying Market Needs and Designing Elective Modules’

18-20 June 2018: Training on ‘Occupational Health and Safety’

At ‘Skills for Jobs’, we work to provide qualitative practical learning and training, in line with international industry standards. For this reason, we want to ensure that the students of the project partner VET providers are familiar with and apply the rules of health and safety in the workplace. In this context, on June 18-20, … Continue reading 18-20 June 2018: Training on ‘Occupational Health and Safety’

‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J selected to present in the International VET Congress

The International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training offers a platform for the players in international cooperation in VPET to engage in open dialogue and share good practices. The Congress is the most important event dedicated to VET in Switzerland and beyond. It provides global networking and expertise transfer opportunities, promoting bilateral and … Continue reading ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J selected to present in the International VET Congress

3-7 June 2018: Study Visit in Switzerland

At ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J we understand the important role of a qualitative VET system in building a strong economy. The model that Switzerland has developed is a great example for this. To get more familiar with the positive aspects and challenges of this model, ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J frequently organizes study tours in Switzerland … Continue reading 3-7 June 2018: Study Visit in Switzerland

Vocational schools towards a more effective management of financial resources

Each year, VET providers allocate a special fund from their budget to cover the expenses needed to develop their activity. In this regard, ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J is helping VET partner institutions to more effectively forecast the budgets needed to cover the costs for apprenticeships, maintenance of classrooms, laboratories, equipment, environment heating, participation of students … Continue reading Vocational schools towards a more effective management of financial resources

297 private companies provide apprenticeships for 716 students

At ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J, we believe that establishing close links between vocational schools and businesses is essential to establish a strong vocational education and training system, as well as the first step towards a sustainable economy. For this reason, we feel very enthusiastic whenever new companies pledge to cooperate with the VET institutions supported … Continue reading 297 private companies provide apprenticeships for 716 students

“Knowledge Fair 2018”, a successful exchange on “New Ways”

One of the key pillars of the ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J project relates to the ‘New Ways of Inclusive Learning’. This term includes the whole set of teaching methods and techniques that aim to make the lesson more practical, more understandable and entertaining for all, as well as utilize the advantages of using technology to … Continue reading “Knowledge Fair 2018”, a successful exchange on “New Ways”

58 teachers and instructors certified in ‘Basics of Didactics’

58 teachers and instructors from Berat and Fier vocational education and training providers successfully finished the 24 days training on “Basics of Didactics in VET”. Teachers and instructors were certified in a short ceremony held during the opening session of the “Knowledge Fair 2018” (Learn more). Previously, ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J supported the delivery of … Continue reading 58 teachers and instructors certified in ‘Basics of Didactics’

‘Open Days’ in vocational schools, promotion initiatives ongoing

‘Open Days’ mark an important moment in the promotion campaign for vocational schools. During this event, 9th grade students, parents, representatives of school partner companies or potential partners, representatives of local government agencies, 9-year school teachers, etc. visit the vocational school to get closely acquainted with the opportunities it offers.  This event is part of the … Continue reading ‘Open Days’ in vocational schools, promotion initiatives ongoing

Towards Quality and Effective Apprenticeships

‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J committed to score guiding criteria by European Union. Quality Apprenticeships is becoming the topic of the day in most European countries. The European Council Recommendation of 15 March 2018 on a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships (2018/C 153/01) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. … Continue reading Towards Quality and Effective Apprenticeships