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Current 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:
  • Transparency, comparability, transferability of qualifications and competences; 
  • strengthening of European dimension in VET; 
  • development of credit system in VET; quality assurance; 
  • development of qualifications in several branches;
  • recognition of informal knowledge, skill and competences; 
  • improvement of competences of all trainers in VET, education for continuous development;
  • improvement of responsive capability of the VET system for the needs of the labour market.
The main 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.

The 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. 

The 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 European context. 

 
ANNEX: Selection of ERO Base projects

Adult educator in company
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/Projects_Networks/ERO/prj_view.asp?theID=1009

Combining VET with social partnership
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/Projects_Networks/ERO/prj_view.asp?theID=1010

Cooperation school - company as the basis for VET life-long learning
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/Projects_Networks/ERO/prj_view.asp?theID=1011

Evaluation and use of most recent technologies for the development of e-skills in the process of life-long learning with the enforcement of standardisation
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/Projects_Networks/ERO/prj_view.asp?theID=1012

Hands-on Approach to Analytical chemistry for Vocational Schools
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/Projects_Networks/ERO/prj_view.asp?theID=1013

Modernisation and development of VET programmes
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/Projects_Networks/ERO/prj_view.asp?theID=1050

Quality in Vocational Education
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/Projects_Networks/ERO/prj_view.asp?theID=1014

The preparation of methodologies and other expert basis for the continual development of the vocational education and training.
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/Projects_Networks/ERO/prj_view.asp?theID=1051

TT-net-basic instrument for introduction of lifelong learning
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/Projects_Networks/ERO/prj_view.asp?theID=1015

Vocational Orientation Package
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/Projects_Networks/ERO/prj_view.asp?theID=1016

 
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Source: Cedefop - National Research Report Slovenia (details see Bibliography)
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