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Alumni Engagement. What’s In It for VET/FE Schools?

TRACKTION is entering its third and final year of implementation.  Our ongoing tracer study will collect the next batch of post-graduation data at the end of 2019 but in the meantime we will turn our attention to explore ways to improve or devise new alumni engagement strategies at VET schools. Our pre-graduation survey shows 2…
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VET For Inclusion And Identity Development of migrants

VET For Inclusion And Identity Development of migrants by Paolo Nardi (Cometa Research) Migration is not a new phenomenon, however its increase, worldwide, in the last years is dramatic. In 2017, more than 258 million people (3.4% of global population) experienced migration, mainly toward the more developed countries, where their presence raised from 10% to 14%…
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The Global Training 2019 – Scholarships for internships abroad an example of why alumni should keep in touch with their training institutions in the Basque Country

The Global Training is a support program intended for young Basque graduates (University and Higher Vocational Education and Training) and provides the opportunity to carry out paid internships abroad during a stay of between 6 and 12 months. This year 2019, AFM (The Spanish Association of Machine Tool Industries) and Ikaslan (The Association of Basque…
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Interview with Maartje Molema (Education and Quality Assurance advisor at Alfa-college)

Interview with Maartje Molema (Education and Quality Assurance advisor at Alfa-college) Hello, can you introduce yourself and your organization briefly? My name is Maartje Molema. I have been working for Alfa-college since 2010 as an Education and Quality Assurance advisor. Alfa-college has eleven locations spread across the North-east of the Netherlands, around 13,000 students, over…
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Tracktion Newsletter vol. 4

We’re delighted to announce the release of our fourth newsletter. Check it out here: Tracktion Newsletter vol. 4

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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Interview with Erik Tammeleht (alumni from Pärnumaa Kutsehariduskeskus)

Erik Tammeleht had a dream of  becoming a professional chef, from a very young age. A very talented young man, he quickly realised that studying at the VET school would help him fulfill his dreams. We recently caught up with him and despite his very busy schedule, he took time out to speak with us…
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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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