Notable Initiatives by EVTA
VET Quality Label for Centres of Excellence
In 2015, EVTA launched an initiative to promote VET through improving the training delivery, and thus to boost employability of people. In this framework, quality and innovation are assumed as keys for VET systems ameliorations. The concept of “quality” is not static, is not absolute, but evolves along adapting to changing market and customer needs and is relative to marketing aims. There is plenty of literature, standards and reference bodies as for quality is regarded in general terms. As regards to education and training activities, the analysis of quality mainly refers to “services” rather than “products”.
The VCE's catalogue
The EVTA initiative on VET Quality Label offers the possibility to training centers to access a catalogue of VET Centres of Excellence and a list of courses and seminars combined with study visits in the EVTA and EVBB centers of excellence.
Social Utility Model
The idea of measuring VET performance is linked to the idea of measuring its impact on society. EVTA decided to combine the analysis of excellence with the analysis of Social Utility, linking the measurement of VET performance to a concept of accountability (and transparency) towards society. Starting from the model developed by AFPA in France and from the state of the art of existing quality systems at European, national and regional level, EVTA and its members decided to work on the development of a solid, shared and transferable model to measure VET social utility, based on a specific pool of qualitative and quantitative indicators.
ETTE – European Trainers’ Training For Excellence
ETTE (European Trainers’ Training for Excellence) is an Erasmus+ project aimed at enhancing structural synergies and cooperation among VET centres of excellence with a view to fostering the local dimension of quality along with the continuous professional development of teachers and trainers. ETTE project pursues the exchange of good practices among European VET providers…
VENHANS - VET European networking Enhancement
VENHANS is a project aimed to help EVTA and the other main VET providers’ networks to: (i) Increase their representativeness at national/regional level, expanding memberships and stimulating VET networking, particularly between VET providers and companies, with a special focus on territories under represented in the VET policies’ definition…