About OWLS

Background

Good quality vocational education and training is extremely important to the European economy. A new European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for VET (EQARF) has been developed and it includes a set of indicators which Member States can use to assess the quality of their VET provision. The implementation of the framework is voluntary at the moment and little work has been done at a grass roots level on how this framework can be implemented by training providers to help them improve the quality of what they do.

Our partnership is particularly interested in how Indicator 6 can be used to improve the performance of training providers and trainers.

EQARF INDICATOROPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS

Indicator nÂș 6

Utilisation of acquired skills at the workplace:

  1. Information on occupation obtained by individuals after completion of training, according to type of training and individual criteria;
  2. Satisfaction rate of individuals and employers with acquired skills/competences.

Utilisation of acquired skills at the workplace:

  1. Percentage of VET programme completers working in relevant occupations;
    1. Percentage of employees of a given sector who, within a period of 12-36 months from completing the VET programme, find that their training is relevant for their current occupation;
    2. Percentage of employers of a given sector who are satisfied to find VET programme completers with relevant qualifications and competences required for the work place;
    3. Percentage of employers of a given sector who are satisfied with programme completers.
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