The overall aim of “Sectoral EQAVET for design and delivery of VET” is to develop guidelines with relevant indicators for VET authorities, employers, and VET providers for the assessment of the relevance of skills provided by VET-institution with regards to skills demanded by employers. The standards include both core skills and transversal skills/key competences based on descriptors for indicators 5 and 6 in EQAVET. The main characteristic of the elaborated standards is the development of guidelines and operational indicators with best practices, which enable measurement of VET outcome and enable authorities to introduce accountability for evidence-based vocational education.
Sectoral EQAVET for design and delivery of VET project aims at responding to identified skills gaps and needs by developing common trans-national training content for European occupational core profiles as well as teaching and training methodologies, with a focus on work-based learning.
- developing strategic approaches to sectorial skills developments through partnerships for sustainable cooperation between key stakeholders in the sector and public authorities;
- identification of existing and emerging skills needs for professions in specific sectors, also feeding this intelligence into the European Skills Panorama;
- strengthening the exchange of knowledge and practice between education and training institutions and the labour market, with reference to sectorial actors;
- promoting relevant sectorial qualifications and support agreement for their recognition;
- building mutual trust, facilitating cross-border certification and therefore easing professional mobility in a sector, and increasing recognition of qualifications at European level within a sector;
- adapting VET provision to skills needs, focusing both on job specific skills as well as on key competences;
- planning the progressive roll-out of project deliverables leading to systemic impact in the form of constant adaptation of VET provision to skill needs, based on sustained partnerships between providers and key labour market stakeholders at the appropriate level (“feedback loops”). This planning should identify and involve key national and/or regional stakeholders, while also ensuring the wide dissemination of results.
The partnership developer Online interactive version of the tool for adapting VET to occupational profile, including assessment approach how to measure the gap of present VET program and work towards narrowing the gap according to EQAVET. Based on indicators 5 and 6 in EQAVET., the online version will be based on axes, themes, indicators and levels develop by EQAVET supplemented by best practises and practical advises.