Report from a study visit to Slovenia on VET graduates tracking systems and a conference on quality assurance

Representatives of the Agency for VET and Adult Education participated in a study visit organized on 2 and 3 December in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the topic of VET graduate tracking systems. This was the second study that was organized as a part of joint activity between NRPs of Croatia, Finland, Greece and Slovenia within the framework of national EQAVET NRP projects. The study visit was hosted by Slovenian national reference point for EQAVET, Centre for Vocational Education (CPI).

The study visit programme covered two levels: VET system and VET providers. Saša Grašič and Helena Znidaršič from CPI presented the education system in Slovenia, preparing and implementation of VET programmes and the quality assurance system in Slovenia. In the second session, Sonja Mavsar and Duša Marjetič from Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sports presented development of a system for monitoring higher education graduates’ employability. 

Participants visited the School of Economics in Ljubljana. School director Ema Kozar and School quality commission leader Eva Zule presented the priorities of their school in the process of quality assurance and quality development, with an emphasis on students’ feedback during their schooling and alumni club. In the afternoon session, representatives of Kranj School Centre Technical School presented the measures and projects in the process of collaboration with employers.

On 4 December, participants of the study attended Slovenian national conferences on quality assurance in Bled and held workshops for VET school participants. The emphasis of this year's conferences was on tools, methods and approaches to continually improve quality of access to vocational schools in the labour market. Croatian representatives Tamara Buble from AVETAE and Tatjana Mergl from Mechanical Engineering Technical School Faust Vrančić Zagreb held a workshop for VET schools on graduate tracking, and presented the activities and results of VET graduate tracking piloting implemented within a previous EQAVET NRP project.

This study visit was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, EQAVET NRP project, joint activity of Croatian, Finnish, Greece and Slovenian NRPs.

Published on: 13.12.2019