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(photo is courtesy of https://www.ditismbo.nl/) Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visited Yuverta to open the vocational education and training year 2021-2022.  "What happens here at the VET schools is of the utmost importance for the whole of the Netherlands," said Máxima. In a speech addressed to students and teachers, the Queen spoke of their important role during...

One of the aims of the KA3 project implemented by Network of Networks is to exchange knowledge and good practices and build capacity among the VET colleges part of the 5 networks. This work has been carried out by 4 working groups dedicated to exchange and mutual learning around 4 topics: EU initiatives and tools,...

Reminder Urgent Next Webinar is on 25 May The next webinar will on the theme of Digital Transitions. It will be held on Tuesday 25 May between 14h00 and 15h30 (CET). The Digital Transitions webinar will be a collaborative learning experience in which participants will learn about the increasing impact of digitisation in transnational mobilitylearning and teaching of VET...

Network of Networks Newsletter Welcome to the latest newsletter from the Erasmus+ funded project from the Network of Networks: an international Network of VET providers, a grassroots approach. This project - 608977-EPP-1-2019-1-NL-EPPKA3-VET-NETPAR- brings together over 40 VET providers across five different countries in Europe. The Covid-19 crisis has added urgency to many topics that were already on...

FINN-NET has been an informal network in which four large VET providers from Finland (Salpaus Further Education, Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia, Tampere Vocational College Tredu, and Vantaa Vocational College Varia) have worked together to collaborate in EU funded projects, and has been operation since 1995. The FINN-NET has a supportive, flexible, and collaborative working atmosphere, but...

This project is about how to ensure and improve teacher professional learning The story of the New skills for VET teachers project started at the Network of Networks annual meeting in Bilbao, Spain in October 2018. Salpaus Further education presented the idea of mapping out new competences teachers need for delivering and creating 21st century education...

The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) has granted Erasmus+ accreditations for all Finn-Net colleges (Gradia, Salpaus, Tredu and Varia). The recognition granted by EDUFI is an indication of the high-quality of the network’s international activities. Erasmus+ accreditation ensures funding for both student and staff mobility for the current seven-year financial framework of the European Union....

HETEL coordinated the CyVETsecurity project, where several colleges from NoN took part: New College Lanarkshire (Scottish Colleges), Southern Regional College (Colleges from NI), Varia College (FINN-NET) and Maristak and Egibide (HETEL). The project finished in December and produced 2 interesting intellectual outputs: A description of units of learning outcomes related to cybersecurity for different professional profiles...

European recognition of the quality of international activities awarded The National Agency in the Netherlands has granted an Erasmus+ accreditation for The Dutch Alliance (TDA). It’s a European  recognition of the high quality of our international activities. Erasmus+ accreditations are now awarded for the first time. The Dutch Alliance network is among the first recipients of the...

New Skills for VET Teachers (NSVETT) The skills set and role of VET teachers is being outpaced by developments of working life. Jobs and occupations are changing, and VET institutes need to embrace transformational change and be more flexible in their response to industry need. The pace of innovation and changing skills requirements across all sectors...

In the Working group of EU Skills week, members from the 5 regional VET Schools networks (The Dutch Alliance, Northern Ireland Colleges, Finn-net, Colleges of Scotland and HETEL) share different initiatives aimed at improving the image and visibility of the Vocational training. In HETEL we selected the experience presented by Deltion College, Walk of fame, to...

Let’s do Entrepreneurship The six Northern Ireland Colleges are working on a number of individual programmes and projects  focusing on Entrepreneurship and developing ‘enterprising’ skills.  Some of these include; Belfast Met In March 2019 & March 2020, the Erasmus+  2-week Ice with GRIT programme took 80 students from Belfast Business School to the Netherlands. This project contributed significantly...

Let’s do Entrepreneurship (Part I) Each of Northern Ireland’s six FE Colleges has been designated a ‘lead college’ in economically important sectoral areas, linked to the Skills Barometer.  The role of the ‘lead college’ is to link with the other colleges in order to develop teaching and curriculum excellence, improve sectoral knowledge and increase employer engagement in...

Enterprise for All at New College Lanarkshire The Faculty of Supported Learning within New College Lanarkshire provides educational programmes for a range of young people with additional support needs. Underpinning all of our curriculum planning is the national policy on Developing the Young Workforce. As part of this national agenda, we must ensure that our learners...

The Network will host a webinar on Tuesday 23 March between 13h00 and 14h30, during which colleagues from the five member countries - Netherlands, Spain (Basque Region), Finland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland - will present examples of interesting practice on a growth mindset, and entrepreneurial education across the various countries. This will be followed by...

Wellantcollege ranks as most sustainable VET school in the Netherlands. According to the annual SustainaBul ranking, a national competition to stimulate and inspire sustainable development in education, Wellantcollege leads the ranking for VET providers in 2020. The award ceremony took place on December 11th, at the closing event of the symposium Sustainable Thinking & Doing, organized...

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