The National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) as the Greek National Reference Point of the European Quality Assurance Network for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) and under the EQAVET NRPs-2017 Program, organized successfully an International Conference on 8 March 2019 in Athens, at the "Royal Olympic" Hotel.
The purpose of the conference was to present the findings and conclusions of a recent relevant field-research conducted by EOPPEP in collaboration with the National Institute of Labor and Human Resources (EIEAD) and the effective exchange of views between VET specialists, VET providers and other interested parties. Representatives of National Reference Points (NRPs) from other European countries (Finland, Croatia and Romania) also took part in the Conference. In particular, the representative of the EQAVET Network, presented the European policies and current developments on VET graduates tracking and the representatives of the Finnish National Reference Point of EQAVET presented the Finnish VET system and the tracking mechanisms of VET graduates applied in Finland. During the second session of the Conference, three (3) workshops were held, attended by the participants in three working groups. The workshops were focused on the following topics:
Workshop 1: The role of graduates tracking surveys in improving the quality of VET provision.
Workshop 2: The necessary institutional and methodological framework for the development of VET graduates tracking systems.
Workshop 3: Demand and supply of VET graduates’ technical and social skills within the Greek labor market.
The conclusions of the workshops were presented in the plenary session of the Conference.
C O N F E R E N C E P R O G R A M M E
Friday 8 March 2019
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome
10:00 -10:10 Analyzing data for the position of VET graduates within the labor market:
Methodological issues and questions for interpretation
Dr Eleni Giannakopoulou, C.E.O. of the National Organization for the
Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP)
10:10 -10:20 Thanasis Zacharopoulos, Chairman and General Manager of the National Institute of Labor and Human Resource (EIEAD)
10:10 - 10:30 Presentation of the EQAVET NRP Programme 2017-2018
Angeliki Athanasouli, Head of the Certification of Qualifications Department of
10:30 – 11:00 European policies and current trends on VET Graduate Tracking
Keith Brumfitt, EQAVET Representative
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 VET System and Graduate Tracking in Finland
Leena Koski, Finnish National Agency for Education
Riikka Vacker, Finnish National Agency for Education
12:00 -12:45 Presentation of E.O.P.P.E.P. survey results on IEK graduates. Problems, restrictions, opportunities and prospects.
Dr Vaios Kotsios, Researcher, Social Analysis (KOIN.A)
12:45 - 13:00 Skills Diagnosis Mechanism and VET Graduate Surveys - Research Synergies and Stakeholder Partnerships
Dr Stavros Gavroglou, Head of the Active Policies and International Networks Department of EIEAD
13:00 - 14:00 Light Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Workshops on the following topics:
Workshop 1: The role of graduates tracking surveys in improving the quality of VET provision
Workshop 2: The appropriate institutional and methodological framework for the development of VET graduates tracking systems
Workshop 3: Demand and supply of VET graduates’ technical and social skills within the Greek labor market
16:00 – 17:00 Presentation of workshops conclusions
17:00 – 17:30 Wrap up – End of Conference