25 episodes

Welcome to 'Skillset and match', a Cedefop podcast series which keeps you up to date with all developments, analysis and reflection on vocational education and training (VET), skills, qualifications, jobs and labour market trends. Subscribe for a fresh light on all matters relating to the present and future of VET, its challenges and how to tackle them. You will be hearing from experts, policy-makers, social partners, VET practitioners and learners.

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Welcome to 'Skillset and match', a Cedefop podcast series which keeps you up to date with all developments, analysis and reflection on vocational education and training (VET), skills, qualifications, jobs and labour market trends. Subscribe for a fresh light on all matters relating to the present and future of VET, its challenges and how to tackle them. You will be hearing from experts, policy-makers, social partners, VET practitioners and learners.

    Episode 25: Skills shortages in small- and medium-sized enterprises

    Episode 25: Skills shortages in small- and medium-sized enterprises

    Are micro-, small- and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) threatened by a skills shortage or is it their in-built limitations that prevent their access to skills? How could governments and the European Union help them tackle the troubles they face when trying to recruit the skills they need to remain competitive and grow?
    In episode 25 of Cedefop’s Skillset and match podcast, which we prepared alongside DG EMPL, the European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, we get all aspects on the subject: Cedefop expert Giovanni Russo talks about the evidence from research; Mathilde Cregut, Policy Advisor at SMEUnited, tells us how the problem looks from the point of view of MSMEs; and Annemiek Wortman, Head of Department of the Dutch Ministry of Labour and the Netherlands' National Skills Coordinator, shares the experience of successful government assistance.
    🌐 Cedefop for European Year of Skills

    • 16 min
    Episode 24: Skills and careers for young people

    Episode 24: Skills and careers for young people

    In an episode recorded live during the #CedefopVideoAward presentation event at the Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival on 8 March, vocational education and training learners, practitioners and experts share with Rosy Voudouri inspiring real-life stories, problems and solutions, as well as tips to make young people's learning and career paths easier and more fulfilling.

    • 30 min
    Episode 23: How microcredentials empower you to work

    Episode 23: How microcredentials empower you to work

    Microcredentials are all the rage in the world of education right now. But what exactly are they and do they deserve all the fuss created around them? Who benefits from acquiring them? With the European Year of Skills in full swing, how can we make microcredentials work for as many as possible? Two experts in the field, Honorary Research Associate at University College London Paul Grainger and Cedefop's Anastasia Pouliou, give their views.

    • 20 min
    Episode 22: How the European Parliament can promote the skills revolution

    Episode 22: How the European Parliament can promote the skills revolution

    In an interview during their visit to Cedefop, MEPs Dennis Radtke, Loucas Fourlas and Stelios Kympouropoulos, all members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, discussed the Parliament’s efforts to assist EU Member States in helping people upskill and reskill for the digital and green transition.

    Talking to Cedefop's Rosy Voudouri, they also focused on the likely benefits of the European Year of Skills and on Cedefop’s work to support the Year and the Committee.

    🌐 Cedefop for #EuropeanYearofSkills

    • 12 min
    Episode 21: Tackling the skill gaps

    Episode 21: Tackling the skill gaps

    How can skills intelligence be turned into policy to tackle skill gaps in view of the green and digital transitions?

    Cécile Hanoune, Head of Unit Climate Action Governance and Effort Sharing at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action (⁠DG CLIMA⁠) and Cedefop's expert Ilias Livanos, who has been working on skills forecast and the European Skills Index, discuss on Cedefop's Skillset and match podcast.

    🌐 Cedefop for #EuropeanYearofSkills

    • 10 min
    Episode 20: Women in the green energy sector: an untapped resource

    Episode 20: Women in the green energy sector: an untapped resource

    Annabel Wildschut, Research Officer at the European Institute for Gender Equality – EIGE, and Cedefop expert Joanna Napierala discuss the intricacies of moving to a clean energy sector while attracting more women to it.

    🌐 Cedefop for the European Year of Skills

    • 16 min

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