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Our new issue of Quest - adult and community education success stories from around Australia

Our new issue of Quest - adult and community education success stories from around Australia

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Welcome to our first issue of Quest for 2020, which gathers stories about the impact of adult learning programs from around Australia. 

In this issue you'll find stories about how a bridging literacy and numeracy class is opening new career and study opportunities for young mums in country Victoria, how traineeships in rural and regional towns in WA give young locals a reason to stay instead of moving away; how an all abilities choir in Queensland gives joy and meaning to its members; tips for using Instagram and more.

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Cedefop newsletter No 96 - January 2020

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Speaking to the members of the European Parliament’s EMPL Committee on 28 January in Brussels, Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel urged the MEPs and experts present to think about sending their children to vocational education and training (VET). It’s the first choice, he said. Read about this, together with other Cedefop activities, in their latest newsletter:

Bushfire recovery, Indigenous adult literacy, retraining for older drivers and more: Quest magazine - ALA Member News, July 2019

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Welcome to our fourth issue of Quest for 2019.

In this issue we've gathered stories about the impact of community-based adult learning programs from around Australia. 

In this issue we profile a community resource centre in the bushfire ravaged town of Yarloop in WA that is playing a lead role in the healing and rebuilding of the community.

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Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment, in multiple global south contexts

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We are pleased to announced that the project, Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment, in multiple global south contexts, has been funded by the UK’s ESRC within the GCRF programme.

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Cedefop newsletter No 95 - Nov / Dec 2019

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As jobs and ways of working transform, so does the emphasis on skills and learning, said Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel in a keynote speech at the European vocational skills week (EVSW) 2019 main events in Helsinki. Read about this, together with other Cedefop activities, in their latest newsletter:

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The Horizon 2020 project ENLIVEN has come to an end

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The Horizon 2020 project ENLIVEN – Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe – has come to an end. The project – worth EUR 2.5 million – brought together partners from nine European countries and included a self-funded partner from Australia.

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4th European Vocational Skills Week 14-18 October 2019 Helsinki

The 4th European Vocational Skills Week takes place during the 14-18 October 2019 throughout Europe. At the time of writing, there are 1138 events taking place in 45 countries. A very informative interactive map is provided on the European Commission's dedicated Vocational Skills Week web space (click the image below).

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Vocational education and training (VET): an underused route to a good job in Greece

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Education in Greece at the upper secondary level is dominated by the Panhellenic exams; they will decide to which university a student will go and what they will study. Little thought is given to upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) for 16 to 18 year-olds, even though it can offer better job prospects than general education.

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