Project

Description of the project

Enhancing Employment Opportunities for Vet-Learners is the worldwide issue for counselors and authorities of vocational education who work in the field of supplying youth’s employability. Every European country has an authority to deal with youth’s unemployment. Within the last decades this problem is still increasing in all over Europe. The European Commission and the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency take necessary precautions to solce this world wide common issue in the field of providing work opportunities for youths. Within Erasmus+ 2015 Programme another striking problem is that vocational trainees don’t gather related qualifications about their special working field during their vocational education and training period. The crucial point is that our vocational trainees cannot have access to reach the labour market and get in touch with the employers. There is loss of connection between the labour force and the employers. This lack of connection causes many problems for both sides (the vocational trainees and the employers) such as that the employers cannot find qualified employees in their facilities. Trainnes and students don’t have a qualified education in their formal education and training life. Besides, they don’t have a direct connection because of the vocational curriculum in Turkey. The destiny of vocational curriculum limits the vocational trainees’ future in their work life. The studient don’t have enough time to practice in the industry. The European Commission has also priorities and gives more importance on youth’s employability during the last years with the LLP (2007-2013) and now with the Erasmus+ 2015. Both of these programs Erasmus+ 2015 and LLP draw attention to the quality of vocational education and training, also to the employment opportunites for youth and vocational trainees. Vocational and Technical Strategic Document and Course f Action 2014-2018 prepared by Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education says that in Turkey, the local and national authorities are aware of the future problems of vocational education and training. The authorities in the field of Vocational and Technical Education & Training foresee that the employees graduated from vocational high schools have many disadvantages while they are getting into a job in the labour market. This is because the employees couldn’t have required skills and resources with comparison to their equivalents from the labour market. Within every 5 years, the Turkish Ministry of National Education  organizes councils (the participants are from different organizations interested in education), however the decisions taken in the councils are only advisory. The first council was conducted in 1939 and the last one in November 2014. These councils are extremely important because of the participants and th decisions. In vocational and technical schools the local and national vocational education and training authorities will give importance on identifying the needs of market and labour force and care the needs of local and national dimension to open the schools, fields, departments; the schools must be next to the sectorial markets (18. National Education Council decision). The students graduated from Vocational and Technical High Schools should have credits from the banks with interest-free credits in long term. All of these regulations and decisions aim to increase the job opportunities for students graduated from vocational schools and employees taking vocational trainings from formal vocational training centres. Creating better solutions each of the related partners in vocational education & training (graduated students, employees, employers, business sector, decision makers in the field of vocational education & training) must always be in touch with each other, so the Enhancing Employment Opportunities for Vet-Learners project is a bridge between the stakeholders and the business sector to supply better job opportunities ad enrich the quality with Redbook.