Author: ivan.diego

Lessons in Tracking – A discussion with Professor Chris Warhurst

By Jordan Rehill (Education & Employers)  As Director of the Institute of Employment Research at the University of Warwick, Professor Chris Warhurst has published a number of studies and papers exploring labour market trends and issues. In relation to Tracktion, Chris has extensive experience designing, planning and implementing graduate tracking protocols in Higher Education (FutureTrack)…
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Growth mindset education in VET: Cometa’s work-based guidance model

By Rachele Ropelato Cometa Formazione has consolidated a structured practice of Work-based Guidance (WBG) aimed at encouraging the employment of their students and alumni through the acquisition of a greater awareness of themselves and the world of work.   Nowadays, the world of work poses enormous challenges to the world of education. A world in…
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Following in the steps of self-employed VET graduates

Generally speaking, starting up a company or freelancing is not a well-trodden path into work for most VET graduates. In this post, we would like to give you a flavour of the profile, expectations and motivations of self-employed VET graduates in Asturias. This tiny region in the northwest of Spain has an extensive network of…
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A VET School perspective: Cometa Formazione (Italy)

By: Mattia Fasana (Cometa Formazione) A school with a strong mission Among the partners of the Tracktion project is Cometa Formazione, a VET school founded in 2003 in Lake Como, continuing the experience of two families who, for some years already, fostered children in their homes. The growth of the children has led to the…
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Next stop: London

We’re heading to London. Our hosts, Education & Employers, will be presenting the results of 1st round of pilots (post-graduation) and we will be discussing how to improve data collection process and analysis.   As already announced some weeks ago in a previous post , we’re now busy getting things ready for the pre-graduation survey.  A…
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Tracking soon-to-be graduates: So, what’s the point?

There are a plethora of different surveys and instruments that focus on discovering the route followed by graduates once they set sail from our VET schools. The list of questions asked across these studies is endless, but the main focus is almost always employability. Have they got a job x months after graduation? Is this…
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First piloting phase just started!

  These are exciting times for TRACKTION project. During the next three weeks, we will collect destinations’ data from three hundred VET graduates at Alfa Collegue (NL), Cometa Formazione (IT) and PKHK (EE). Students taking part in the first pilot will be surveyed 6 and 18 months after graduation.  This survey will allow graduates to…
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TRACKTION showcased at EQAVET Forum 2018

We were invited to share our initial insights in the EQAVET Forum 2018 that took place in Vienna on 6-7 November during the Vocational Skills Week. The Forum put the focus on the concept of learner’s voice as part of quality assurance and  brought together more than 100 participants from 40 countries.  Our panel looked at…
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Baseline study released

We’re certainly pleased to announce the release of TRACKTION Baseline Study, The document provides a concise summary of the state of art of tracking and alumni initiatives in nine VET schools in four European countries (Estonia, Italy, Netherlands and Spain). Descriptions are supported by factual information on reasons, uses, methods and obstacles encountered. While the…
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Alumni relations at Armeria Eskola VET School (Eibar, ES)

Alumni relations is a longstanding tradition at this VET School located in the Basque Country.  Last June we drove there to have a nice conversation with Leire Illarramendi, the person in charge of the Alumni Association. Good morning, Leire. Association of Armeria Eskola has been around for years, but when did it start to work…
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