Category: Practice

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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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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Interview with Rozemarijn van Toly (CINOP)

We were really glad to have Rozemarijn van Toly (CINOP) onboard for our third project meeting in Groningen, Netherlands (September 2018). After her thorough presentation, we felt we should have interview with her about the execution of the EQAVET program on the national level in Netherlands and how is used the student and alumni data…
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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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The key role of Graduate Tracking in Quality Assurance in VET

 We were really glad to have Arancha Oviedo (EQAVET) onboard for our second project meeting in Pärnu, Estonia (May 2018). After her insightful presentation, we felt we should have a word with her and this is the result of that conversation.   Hello, could you briefly introduce yourself and your organisation? I’m the policy officer…
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Three examples of innovative use of careers labour market information and intelligence

The three initiatives showcased in this excellent article, UK LMI for All,  US College Scorecard, and New Zealand’s Integrated Datasets, demonstrate the richness of information that can be produced by combining information and data from existing sources.  In  the authors’ words they represent “highly innovative approaches to improving access to accurate, reliable, and timely learning information…
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