VET/HRD research and development projects aim to modernise the VET system
in order to enable the graduates of VET programmes to be much more competitive
on the labour market. On the system level the main idea is to support lifelong
learning, and on the implementation level the main idea is to monitor and
safeguard the quality. I important issues that have been addressed in current
VET/HRD research and development projects are the following:
development initiative in the field of VET/HRD recently is MUNUS – Modernisation
and development of VET programmes, sponsored by the European Social Found.
The initiative is coordinated by the Consortium of School Centres of Slovenia.
The National Institute for Vocational Education (CPI) acts as a technical
and consultancy body. The main goal of the project is to develop modern,
applicable and useful educational programmes that will attract the young
population and will enable the graduates to get employment in enterprises.
The expected result is a draft of educational programmes in the fields
of mechanical engineering, metallurgy, electrical engineering, computer
science, machatronics, wood production, construction, geodesy, environmental
protection, regional needs, project management.
comparability, transferability of qualifications and competences;
of European dimension in VET;
of credit system in VET; quality assurance;
of qualifications in several branches;
of informal knowledge, skill and competences;
of competences of all trainers in VET, education for continuous development;
of responsive capability of the VET system for the needs of the labour
reform of the Law on VET is another important issue in the process of modernising
VET. The reform follows the principles of connecting the educational system
and the labour market, of involving social partnership, of facilitating
the flexibility of programmes and choice of different options, horizontal
and vertical mobility.
project “Formation of methodologies and other professional foundations
for the future development of VET” is another important one. On the basis
of the evaluated research work the main goal of the project is to upgrade
and to improve the existing methodologies and to prepare new ones. Professional
foundations for the future development of VET will be made according to
the technical literature and according to the situation in the broader