ALIGNING THE VET SYSTEM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES WITH THE HELP OF EFFECTIVE LABOUR MARKET FORECASTING (VET-EDS)
Labour market initiatives are an important part of regional and local development strategies. Since improving the links between the VET system and the world of work constitutes one of the main challenges, VET policy needs to be better aligned with economic development strategies. To this end, reliable and targeted information on the current and future developments in the labour market is needed. Traditionally, regional and local labour market observatories provide such labour market intelligence, but the recent trends show that they are increasingly expected to fulfil tasks going beyond mere data provision and analysis. As they are becoming actively involved in the development initiatives, they emerge as interpreters, evaluators and mediators in their region or locality. However, often they still miss the skills or tools necessary for carrying out these new tasks. Therefore, based on the experiences of successfully aligning VET policy and economic development strategies, a Toolkit will be created which will help labour market observatories to tailor their forecasting activities to the needs of VET actors and economic development audiences in their particular region or locality.
Start date: 1 September 2014, finish date: 30 August 2016
VET-EDS is funded with support from the European Union's Erasmus+ Programme. The views expressed on the VET-EDS section of this website are those of the VET-EDS Project partners and are not those of the European Commission