Newsletter nº1 QC-VET project

QC-VET newsletter1DOCUMENTA is working on a innovate project to promote the QA culture in VET providers through the motivation and participation of the teaching staff.

First newsletter of the project has been released in which you can get information on the objectives and results that we aim to achieve. If you are teacher/trainer in VET we encourage you to take a look to see how the project can help to improve the quality assurance in your VET centre.

The purpose of this project is to carry out research reports, seminars and to elaborate guidelines with a participatory approach for involving of teaching staff in the EQAVET quality process.

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Methodology for early warning detection of risk for Early School Leaving

5.6 million Young people (18-24) in Europe are early school leavers, and they are at heightened risk of poor participation in the labour market and social exclusion over their entire life course.

The project SEE-ME (ESL) aims to elaborate an early warning mechanism which enables schools to detect pupils at risk at as early stage as possible, and take proper actions to prevent ESL.

Visit our website and know more about guidelines and tools for analysis and prevention on ESL. You will find detailed information on the framework and methodology of prevention of early school leaving as well as an interesting Quick Scan tool that will help you analyse the school's efforts in preventing ESL.

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2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the EU ERASMUS+ project titled “Employer Programme for Hospitality and Tourism”

CRETAThe 2nd steering committee meeting of the EU ERASMUS+ project titled “Employer programme for Hospitality and Tourism” has been successfully concluded last week. The meeting took place during the period 19 to 20 June at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete, Greece. The purpose of the project is the development and formalization of partnership processes between the tourism – hospitality private sector, tertiary educational institutions offering programmes of studies in tourism and hospitality and students, through a state – of – the art and innovative employer programme, that is tailored made to the needs of the tourism and hospitality sector.


Towards and inclusive school. Training Material on Early School Leaving Prevention

EarlySchoolLeavingWe would like to take this opportunity to present you the training material for the preparation of Early School Leaving Prevention Plan (ESL-PP) elaborated by the SEE-ME project partnership. The proposed project aims to elaborate an early warning mechanism (methodological handbook with training materials), which enables schools to detect pupils at risk at as early stage as possible, and take proper actions to prevent ESL.

In June 2011, the Education Council adopted a Recommendation on policies to reduce early school leaving (ESL). It highlights the need for evidence-based and comprehensive policies to reduce ESL. In order to be effective, policies against ESL need to address all levels of education. They should be cross-sectoral and involve stakeholders from different policy areas such as youth, social/welfare, employment and health. They should focus on prevention, intervention and compensation:

1. Prevention seeks to avoid the conditions from arising where processes leading to ESL can start.

2. Intervention addresses emerging difficulties at an early stage and seeks to prevent them from leading to ESL.

3. Compensation measures offer opportunities for education and training for those who have dropped out.