Quality Provision of VET
Quality qualification provision is ensured by the combination of many quality assurance elements and mechanisms in VET. Adults seek and believe in quality provision of their continuing education and training. The group discussion on the quality offer and the elements and mechanisms that ensure this quality, highlighted the following:
As regards the existing situation related to the qualification provision, the following were identified:
- A sound legal basis is in place:
- The law on Higher Education;
- The law on Crafts;
- The law on the AQF;
- The Employment Promotion law;
- VET curricula have been unified (frame curricula and course programs).
- Guidelines on self-assessment of VET providers are in place.
- Business involvement in all aspects of VET (occupational standards, qualification descriptions, frame curricula, unified course programs, provider-level evaluation, etc.).
- Development units in the public VET providers have been established;
As regards the competent institutions or the quality assurance mechanisms of the VET provision, the following were identified:
At central level:
- The Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth
- The Agency for Quality Assurance in Pre-University Education
- The Educational Services Center
- The Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
- The Ministry of Finance and Economy
- The National Agency for VET and Qualifications
- The National Agency for Employment and Skills
- Sector committees
At provider level:
- Public and private VET providers
- The private sector
As regards positive practices, the following were identified:
- Trainings and pilots conducted at various public VET providers.
- Formalization of the self-assessment process of VET providers.
- Different reports from the self-assessment process conducted at VET public providers.
- The increasing demand for continuous management and teaching staff training.
- The unification of the program of public vocational training courses as well.
- The 24-day continuous training of VET teachers and instructors.
- The evidence collection structuring for the Self-Assessment process.
As regards the future challenges, the following were identified:
- Strengthening of existing mechanisms and establishment of new mechanisms.
- Labor market orientation and flexibility.
- VET development to respond to needs, modern technologies and market demand.
- Socio-economic and labor market development.
- Establishing social partnerships.
- Integration of VET and employment in the perspective of lifelong learning
- Improvement of the legal framework for post-secondary education (division of activity areas).
- Extension of post-secondary education range.
- Information Platform (digital world).