remains to be focused on the system changes of VET and HRD, themes being
related to national reforms or the modification of the legal and institutional
framework. Some of the themes are directly connected with developments
of the legal framework and the elaboration of policy documents at national
level, including the following:
are also HRD analyses in companies which have an important number of employees
and/or are included in international networks (like Connex, Romtelecom,
Coca-cola, Dacia-Renault, Hilton). Such analyses, rarely known outside
the organisation, are important for the development strategy of the companies
and for raising awareness of the importance of VET/HRD research and development,
because of the important number of the persons involved.
assurance was addressed by research and development activities under different
frameworks (pilot projects within the Leonardo da Vinci programme, a Phare
project, capacity building of QA assurance system in CVT) and influenced
strongly the new law on QA.
for VET and CVT is an ongoing theme of development activities run/coordinated
by TVET Centre and NATB, the two institutions being designed to this purpose.
Related issues were also the main purpose of bilateral projects (Striking
deals – Matra project, Assuring quality of CVT in Romania – GTZ project).
& trainer training in VET and CVT – research components were included
in the Phare TVET projects and Phare CVT project and underpinned important
measures of teacher and trainer training but also specific elements in
the national strategies. Other analyses were done in this area by public
institutions concerned with the training of their employees (Ministry of
Health, National Institute for Administration); further analyses were carried
out within national or international projects in fields of an increasing
interest, some of them influencing national policies: equality of opportunities,
fighting domestic violence, child protection, (several run by NGOS, under
UNESCO, USAID, CIDA projects).
Partnership in VET and CVT were addressed by different research activities
run by the Romanian National Observatory under ETF, by specific projects
in the Phare programme (Social Dialogue, Preparation for ESF type activities,
Qualification Framework capacity building is a constant interest since
the Joint Assessment of Employment Policies and the recent developments
are connected with the results of the analyses in the TVET multi-annual
project in the Phare Programme 2003. The part of the project run by the
Romanian National Observatory mentioned before includes components dedicated
to strengthening the capacity of the structures meant to develop the National
company level was investigated in 2003 by a Skills Audit Survey run by
the Romanian National Observatory. The survey comprises 100 companies in
the North East region of Romania, analysing the main HRD policies at company
analyses of the training market undertaken by private providers offer a
realistic image of the segments involved and represent the background for
the development strategy of the beneficiary, but remain linked to the specific
business interests and remain, most of the time, unknown outside the organisation.