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News from European Automotive Skills Council

Skillman member of the EU Automotive Skills Council

On may 2015 Skillman, represented by Stefano Tirati, has signed a membership agreement with the EU Automotive Skills Council (European Council for Skills and Employment in the Automotive Industry).
The European Sector Skills Council, funded by the European Commission DG Employment, aims at establishing a networking platform with focus on skills issues in the automotive sector. Project partners CLEPA, ETRMA and industriAll – with the support of ACEA and CEEMET – have been trusted with the establishment of this networking platform which will enable and facilitate the exchange of best practices at European level in terms of anticipating and managing skills requirements for the automotive industry.
The membership is composed by consortium partners, project supporters and organisations with a relevant involvement in Education, Training and Employment in the Automotive Industry.

During the activities that led to the formal creation of the EU Automotive Skills Council, Skillman has been identified as an organisation sharing similar interests and with characteristics that are compatible with the role of Associate Member.

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News from presentations in Central Asia

SKILLMAN presented at the 'Central Asia Academy for development of Vet Provision' event

Skillman and the opportunities provided by the project to universities and vocational schools has been introduced to the participants of ‘Central Asia Academy for development of Vet Provision’ event during the session dedicated to the thematic groups.

The event, led in October in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic), addressed VET policy makers and practitioners including representatives from institutes that provide continuous professional development (CPD) for VET managers, teachers and trainers.

The meeting was an important opportunity for stakeholders in order to:

  • learning from good practices and latest developments in VET provision at international level,
  • promoting a systemic and systematic approach to quality assurance in VET,
  • reflecting upon and discuss the relevance of apprenticeship and work-based learning for Central Asian countries,
  • exploring international trends in career guidance and reflect on strategies to improve its provision,
  • discussing options which address gaps between CPD provision and CPD demands,
  • identifying measures to strengthen the relevance and quality of CPD provided by different actors (national, international, private, public).

Participants and contributors came from Austria, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Portugal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the European Training Foundation (ETF).