Education and training

Initial training, workplace learning, continuing vocational training for employees as well as for the unemployed , and adult learning are all segments of the lifelong training system Inapp’s research work focuses on in order to provide such data and information on structural characteristics and dynamics of vocational training supply and demand, as may help directing policies and action strategies.

Analysis and monitoring by the Institute cover vocational education and training  (VET), higher technical and vocational education and training (TVET), the dual system and other forms of alternance training , as well as professional tertiary education, with special attention both to the architectures of the so-called technical-vocational “long supply chain”, and to participation rates and the effectiveness of training courses on employment rates . 

Monitoring and analysis also focus on system innovations, as well as on national and international policies supporting transition processes, work-based learning systems promoting learning/work integration through apprenticeship and extra-curricular internship, with special focus on compliance-regulatory and contractual aspects and on the educational effectiveness and potential for prospective employment  granted by different schools and institutes .

The  supervision of continuing training and adult learning is carried out through implementation of monitoring policies and extensive statistical, research and surveys. Issues covered include  the supply and demand chain in continuing training, individual participation in formal, non-formal and informal learning, intergenerational learning, upskilling and reskilling processes,intangible assets  and investments on education and traineeship  fostered by different businesses as well as by the Public Administration.

Other fields of study include the connection between educational offer and businesses’ demand in terms of educational, as well as knowledge and skill updating needs, particularly with respect to the attainment of key competences, and to the enactment of policies and measures at a local level in order to improve the quality of and vocational education and training, the latter theme  being closely linked to the accreditation of educational facilities.

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