Category Archives: Europe

Day 3 lessons from the Basque Country: collaboration, innovation, shared goals and a strong sense of place

This week (06-10 June), a delegation from Wales’ further education sector is visiting the Basque Country in order to explore innovation in post-16 education and training and links with SMEs. The delegation, led by ColegauCymru and funded by Erasmus+, are … Continue reading

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Day 2: learning from specialist vocational centres in the Basque Country

This week (06-10 June), a delegation from Wales’ further education sector is visiting the Basque Country in order to explore innovation in post-16 education and training and links with SMEs. The delegation, led by ColegauCymru and funded by Erasmus+, are blogging … Continue reading

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Innovation in FE: an exploration of the Basque Country

This week (06-10 June), a delegation from Wales’ further education sector is visiting the Basque Country in order to explore innovation in post-16 education and training and links with SMEs. The delegation, led by ColegauCymru and funded by Erasmus+, are blogging … Continue reading

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International Business in Spain: a career-building experience for business learners comes to life

In Spain’s Basque Country since last Sunday, a select group of learners studying for a diploma in business studies at Coleg y Cymoedd are on work placement, learning about international trading. Preparing for his first trip abroad, missing the football, the … Continue reading

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Is the European Qualifications Framework Fit for Purpose?

The European Qualifications Framework was first proposed 10 years ago and launched in 2008.  Questions are now being asked about whether the Framework has worked.  Is it fit for purpose? Does it make a difference to people’s lives?  Is it … Continue reading

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Working with European nations to open up the world of work across Europe to vocational learners

At the European Parliament in Brussels last week, Wales had the key task of considering, with other nations, how to open up opportunities for more vocational learners and apprentices to undertake periods of work or study abroad. I had been … Continue reading

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RAINOVA – exploring approaches to innovation in vocational education and training across Europe

Coming up with a definition of ‘innovation’ that fits the bill for educational institutions, businesses and government agencies is a tricky business.  So I won’t even attempt to do that in this blog. We can forget the theories surrounding innovation … Continue reading

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Work Placements across Europe for Wales’ Apprentices

Success of Leonardo 2011/12 The first ever ColegauCymru Leonardo mobility project came to an end on 30 April 2012 and who would have thought that 12 months ago that we could convince some of our participants that, even in Ibiza, … Continue reading

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