Kazakhstan to focus on innovation in developing training programmes that support economic growth
Thematic Area: Portability of skills
The ETF hosted a Delegation of National authorities and social partners of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the GTZ in the framework of a study visit on the topic of "Cooperative Vocational Education and Training" on 13 April 2010.
The meeting was introduced by the ETF Director, Madlen Serban, who welcomed the attention the Kazakh parliament is paying to education, training and their acknowledgement of human resources role in supporting economic growth.
After the opening and welcome speech K. Boribekov, Head of the Department for Vocational Education and Training of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, outlined the present situation of vocational education and training (VET) in Kazakhstan. Boribekov talked about the current efforts of the government related to the VET, which are essentially focused on the updating of the legal framework of qualifications and professions to comply with international standards as well as on the development of training focused on specialties in demand, such as new technologies. Boribekov highlighted the importance of learning from other countries' experiences, which can be facilitated by the ETF.
Peter Collingro, member of GTZ Kazakhstan, showed then a presentation of the study visit and objectives.
That brief introduction has been followed by an overview, held by Christine Hemschemeier, on the ETF activities in Kazakhstan.
The ETF managers for the activities in Kazakhstan (Dagmar Ouzoum for Torino Process, Arjen Deji for NQF, Franca Crestani for Flexicurity, Margareta Nikolovska for VET school development) presented their results and, finally, a discussion session about challenges in VET and further activities has been held before the conclusions, to think about further ideas on how to keep the coopearative work with Kazakh authorities.
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Put simply, lifelong learning means that people can – and should have the opportunity to – learn throughout their lives.
Across the world, certain groups of people are still hard pressed to get the most out of their education and training system.
Partnership between the worlds of work and education is a process that is set to become an integral part of how we go about developing education.
“Employment”: a better guidance contributes to broader economic and social well-being by easing the functioning of labour markets.
Making qualifications transparent and easily readable, even across international frontiers, is a high priority for the ETF.
Teachers are a critical factor in education reforms. The ETF takes therefore the role of schools and teachers seriously throughout its work.
Focusing on key competences is one of the surest ways of keeping education and training relevant in a fast-changing environment.
Governance modes and models have a high correlation with the overall performance of education and training policies, influencing their strategic formulation and implementation.
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