Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training
Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training is a public institution which was founded in 1995 by the Government and co-founded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and the Chamber of Craft of Slovenia. In accordance with the legal basis passed by the Organization and Financing of Education Act (Official Gazette No. 12/96), the Centre performs research, developmental and advisory activities and is the focal point where interests of the state and social partners in vocational and technical education converge, coordinate and connect.
- The Centre studies developmental trends in labour markets and prepares profiles of occupations and competence-based vocational standards (occupational standards) that form the basis for the preparation of educational programmes of vocational and technical education and for certification of national vocational qualifications.
- The Centre develops methodologies and prepares modern module-based educational programmes of short-term, secondary as well as post-secondary vocational education.
- Other basic activities include the monitoring and introduction of educational programmes, evaluation of school-leaving exams and the vocational matura as well as the development of new methodical and didactic concepts of knowledge, learning and teaching.
Important tasks of the Centre include the permanent education and training of teachers, professionals and mentors in vocational and technical education and the provision of technical support and guidance to providers of vocational and technical education. The Centre encourages and coordinates different developmental and innovative projects in vocational and technical schools, proposes projects for the equipment of schools, and in cooperation with publishers, develops modern didactic material and learning technology.
The Centre is also the National Reference Point for national vocational qualifications which includes databases on vocational standards, catalogues of standards of subjects of specialisation for assessment as well as providers of procedures for the assessment of national vocational qualifications. Thus the Centre gives an insight into the national qualification framework and in accordance with the recommendations of the EU provides information vital for the transparency of vocational qualifications.
The Centre cooperates with EU organisations and stands as a reference point for vocational and technical education in networks organised by development agencies of the European Union. The National VET Observatory also operates within the Centre and represents a point of reference for the CEDEFOP. The Centre is also a reference point for the CEDEFOP TT-net – the European network for the training of teachers and Refer Net.
In cooperation with organisations of vocational and technical education at home and in the European Union, future plans of the Centre include the development of vocational and technical education, in accordance with the needs of technological and social development, and intended for the universal development of the individual.
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Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training - contact
Ob železnici 16, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 586 42 00
Fax: +386 1 542 20 45