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26 June 2019

Going Dutch: tips for working in the Netherlands

(From ec.europa.eu ) Unemployment is falling in the Netherlands as the economy recovers, and while the number of government jobs is set to fall due to cuts, employment in the private sector is rising. While there is little demand for low-skilled workers, there is a shortage of applicants for medium-skilled jobs and therefore a good chance of finding work in a number of technical occupations. These roles include CNC machine operators, specialist welders and industrial pipe fitters, while design engineers, technically qualified project managers and R&D specialists are also in demand. There...
29 November 2018

Vocational education and training: Is there a career for me?

(From ec.europa.eu ) When you hear the phrase VET, you may well think of a select few “traditional” vocations. Construction workers, electricians, mechanics, plumbers and painters and decorators are all examples of jobs commonly associated with VET, and these careers – while great options – are not suited to everyone. The truth is, VET is a much broader concept, with a wide range of potential careers. In this article, we discuss some of the careers that you could pursue through VET. Traditional VET careers Vocational careers date right back to ancient times, when early farmers, cooks,...
14 November 2018

European Vocational Skills Week 2018 helps millions to discover benefits of vocational education and training

The 2018 edition of the European Vocational Skills Week, organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Austrian Presidency, came to an end but many more associated activities and events are being organised across Europe until December 2018.
25 October 2017

Call for proposals: Joint qualifications in vocational education and training (VET)

The objectives of the call are to increase the employability of young people and to contribute to the development of a highly skilled, qualified and mobile workforce, as well as to support joint developments in VET in Europe and strengthen its quality, re...

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