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Education and training in VET systems (Code A902473)

Employability is the ability to gain, or sustain, wage or self employment. Education and Training in VET Systems is key for ensuring employability of youth and adults under changing condition of labour markets.

  • Training
When May 10, 2010 01:00 AM to
May 14, 2010 10:00 AM
Where ITCILO Campus Turin, Italy
Contact Name
Contact Phone +39 011 693 6362
Attendees Target Group
Given the systemic nature of the training, the course is particularly designed for
• senior policy and planning staff from tripartite constituents involved in the planning/design of education and training strategies for VET sector development;
• senior VET administrators in ministries, regional and municipal authorities, research institutes, certification authorities, employment services;
• senior staff from public and private training institutions, senior teachers& instructors and (small and medium-sized) businesses;
• CSOs and media representatives, local consultancies, international (donor) agencies, TA projects
Participants should have a working knowledge of the issues at stake and should have a good command of English.As an organisation dedicated to decent work and social justice, the ITC is committed to promote gender equality. Women candidates are particularly encouraged to register to this training.
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Course Objective

Employability is the ability to gain, or sustain, wage or self employment. Education and Training in VET Systems is key for ensuring employability of youth and adults under changing condition of labour markets. The key objective of this training course is therefore to explore how vocational education and training provide an opportunity to link theory with practice at all levels of a qualifications framework.

Trainees will be exposed to the conceptual, practical and on-the-job experiences that vocational education systems offer in different cultures to learners and employers in a tailor-made partnership that ensures relevancy, application and sustainable skills within the context of changing labour markets.

This training course aims at highlighting the key indicators of success of education and training within VET systems and will address four key term strategies: (i) VET systems within lifelong learning and mobility, (ii) the quality and efficiency of VET systems for employability, (iii) VET systems as catalysts for social cohesion, equity and active citizenship, and finally, (iv) promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity across all sectors in VET systems.

Following this training course on Education and Training in VET Systems, participants will have significantly strengthened their capacities in
1 exploring VET systems for institutional development, cost-effective training, workforce flexibility and decent work (cognitive dimension);
2 adapting best practices for specific local and regional needs and aspirations(affective dimension), and
3 comparing and contrasting VET systems in order to ensure the system’s state-of-the-art in the context of labour market needs, the wider higher education sector, and relevancy to national occupational standards (psychomotor dimension).


The training course on “Education and Training in VET systems” will, inter alia, refer to
• Different systems and conceptual frameworks of VET;
• Standards in VET systems;
• VET systems and labour markets;
• Social partnership and employability;
• LifeLongLearning and VET curriculum development;
• Qualification frameworks and certification in VET systems;
• Quality assurance in, and effectiveness of VET systems
• VET impact on social cohesion;
• Teacher and instructor training in VET systems


Evidently, the provision of training follows the Turin Learning Approach with a blended, learner-centered, flexible design, geared to the concrete job-related needs of participants. Training methods will include presentations by ILO, Turin Centre specialists and from invited external experts. In this context, ITC-ILO is actively seeking cooperation with its strategic partners. Country/thematic group work, brainstorming and discussions willcomplement presentations, with a view to stimulating participants' ability to link concepts and data to their own work and life experience. Participants will be given a project assignment at the beginning of the course. Coaching and training-on-the-job services apply state-of-the art methodologies.

Cost of Participation

This course is fee-paying. The total cost of € 2.000 comprises tuition costs (€ 1.040) i.e. tuition fees, books and training material, course preparation, implementation and evaluation and subsistence costs (€ 960) i.e. full board and lodging at the Turin Centre’s Campus. Also covered in the subsistence package are laundry, minor medical care and insurance and some selected socio-cultural activities. The ITCILO will have a limited number of fellowships to award which may cover part of the participation costs. If eligible, early applicants will be given priority. Please enquire early!


To request an application form or for any other information:

The course manager:

Mr. Manfred Ziewers
Tel: +39 011 693 6362

The course assistant

Ms. Elisabetta Bellora
Email: E.
Tel: +39 011 693 6561
Fax: +39-011.693 6451

To register please Email / fax an application form and a confirmation letter from your sponsor


The prices indicated above do not include the cost of international travel: Participants are themselves responsible for obtaining all necessary visas to enter the Schengen area.

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