(Photo shows one of the work sessions involving delegates from Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia,Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Palestine, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt)
Phil Whitney, ColegauCymru / CollegesWales Consultant
In the interest of European partnerships and international benchmarking in FE I was invited to attend the European Training Foundation Annual Forum for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training in Turin between July 10-12th.
The brief was to present on how Wales use destination data and information on utilisation of acquired skills to improve the quality of VET programmes. My presentation focused on the detail gathered from the Welsh Government project on destination data. This method identifies how the Regional Skills Partnerships in Wales consult with Sector Skills Councils and employers to obtain data which feeds into the Programme Delivery Reports which FE colleges use as a basis for provision of their courses.
The invitation was through our involvement in the European Quality Assurance Network for VET (EQAVET) as the National Reference point for Wales.
The European Training Foundation is a European Union agency that helps transition and developing countries harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems, and in the context of the EU’s external relations policy. Based in Turin, Italy, the ETF has been operational since 1994.