The Számalk Vocational Training School (HU) develops 2 ICT training courses following the models of the e-Jobs Observatory!

The Számalk Vocational Training School in Hungary successfully completed the following two ICT training courses this spring:

–  Web-marketing and

–  Web-ergonomics.
The teaching materials are based on the internet – related Job Role Profiles and Training Guidelines of the e-Jobs Observatory. The pilot trainings were organized by the Hungarian Association of Content Industry at the Számalk Vocational Training School in the the first half of 2013.

More information (in HU).
More information (in EN).

SZAMALK Szakkozepiskola is now labeled by e-Jobs Observatory

SZAMALK Szakkozepiskola is an Hungarian school that provided ICT-related training programs from 20 years. Its training program offer has been growing ever since, which means today its provides – besides IT vocations – training programs in the field of the media, arts, economics as well as pedagogy and public transport (flight attendant courses). Since 2006 our school has been the member institution of “CISCO Academy”, so our students can attend two different CISCO courses (IT Essentials and CCNA) – this way they can take international exams in our school as well. 1200 students participate in the different training programs preparing for the labour market by acquiring up-dated competences.
The school has worked in many international projects and the developments are currently being performed. 

Why is the Label of e-Excellence important for your school ?

« Our school has won a special rank among the vocational educational institutions in Hungary not only with the help of its long traditions and experience in ICT education but with its activities in the field of methodology innovation. For the past 10 years the school has been involved in several experimental and innovation transfer projects, whose results have been used in the teaching process as well.« 

« Our school is innovative and experimental; we would like everything to be excellent. It is important for us to issue an international certificate as the only institution in Hungary. It is important that our students can find a job in other countries of Europe and that not only their certificates, but also their competences would be acknowledged. We would like our students to be able to benefit from their skills in an international level as well by providing IT English lessons. We would like to try out two pilot training courses to prove that the described job profiles meet the needs of the employers here in Hungary.« 

Results of the 2nd Polish roundtable

The 2nd Polish roundtable meeting within the ProInterNet Project, organized by the Wroclaw University of Economics (WUE), was held on the 04th of June 2012.
The meeting was attended mainly by representatives of training companies, as well as ICT companies and educational institutions. As many as 18 people gathered and discussed the topics from the agenda.
To see the results on:
1. e-Jobs Observatory platform development
2. e-Jobs Profiles description
3. Training Guidelines
4. Standardization principles – labelization & certification process

Europe opens to the challenge of Qualified Training in ICT sector

Last December the European partners of 5 countries met in Genova (Italy) to kick off the Leonardo Da Vinci Project Vet QI (Vocational and Educational Training Quality in the ICT sector). The challenge is to elaborate on the  European quality parameters of  training for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the  Information and Communication Technology sector.
The partnership composed by, Dispos (Italy), Eurofortis (Latvia), MPS (France) , IPF (Spain) and WSBINOZ (Poland) and led by For s.a.s (Italy) is motivated to work  and produce a Quality Control System allowing the SMEs’ staff to be more competitive and in the same conditions of large companies, that have already developed high standard quality systems for training. The aim  is to develop innovative methods for Vet operators on the basis of the confrontation with market needs, stakeholders’ perspectives and European policies about quality in VET.  These themes are all increasingly focused by European policies and are summed up in the EQAVET  European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training descriptors, that have been considered as a source of inspiration for the project design.
This is the start for a new  challenge  aimed at spreading the culture of qualified training in Europe.

Roundtable – « Bridging the Gap between Market Needs and Training Outcomes: Seizing the Opportunity of e-Jobs », 17 April 2012, London

The e-Jobs Observatory organises a rountable in London to explore the gap between market needs and training outcomes in Internet-related jobs. The meeting will take place on 17 April 2012 at e-Skills UK, 1 Castle Lane, London SW1E 6DR.
The roundtable aims at fostering better interaction between key stakeholders, improving the quality of Vocational Education & Training (VET) in the field of e-Jobs, improving the employability of job seekers and reducing the e-skills shortages on the EU labour market.
In addition, a proposal for a Label of Excellence and Seal of Market Compliance for e-Jobs training courses and modules will be presented to key stakeholders to obtain their valuable feedback.
The Roundtable is one of a series organised by the e-Jobs Observatory in different EU countries during the Spring of 2012.

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Get the e-Jobs Observatory Seal of Market Compliance and Certificate for your Internet-related training courses

The e-Jobs Observatory offers the opportunity to Internet-related training providers to have their training courses certified in accordance with labour market-oriented job profiles. By offering certified training modules a training organisation is assured of providing quality training that will help trainees obtain relevant positions in industry.

The Seal of Market Compliance is an attestation to the quality of the training unit and its conformance to actual needs of the Internet-related jobs market. It certifies that the unit meets all the formal requirements set forth in the e-Jobs Observatory Training Guidelines. It may be used by the receiving organisation to market and promote this particular training product.