Work-based Learning news
The European Skills Passport, which helps people to assemble their skills and qualifications online, has now been launched by the European Commission.The Passport enables people to improve the presentation of their CVs by bringing together their educational and training certificates in one place, providing evidence for the qualifications and skills declared in the CV. It is available for free in 26 languages on the Europass portal where an on-line editor helps users to create their individual passports. By giving a clear and comprehensive picture of the skills and qualifications users refer to in their CVs, the European Skills Passport helps job-seekers to improve their chances on the labour market and employers to find qualified personnel. The European Skills Passport is one of thirteen actions launched under the Commission's Agenda for New Skills and Jobs, which aims to make Europe's labour markets work better. Find out more.
The UALL (Universities Association for Lifelong Learning) Work Based Learning Network is organising its annual conference in London on 11-12 April. The organisers describe this event as not being about separating out theory and practice but about blending it in pragmatic ways which has strong academic underpinning. The programme for the event is all about knowledge creation, agency and strategic imperatives and these themes addressed will be of interest to anyone involved in higher education work based learning; administrators, assessors, teachers and researchers. Find out more here.