On-site assessment to identify success factors for developing vocational education and training strategies at the regional level in Poland
(DG EAC Framework Contract EAC-07-2015)
Project now completed, publication available here :
Vocational education and training (VET) is a present priority for European Social Fund (ESF) financing in Poland and the European Commission Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) foresees that priority also for the next financial perspective 2021-27. Initial VET in Poland currently takes place mainly in schools, with limited work-based learning. VET offer is also often driven by the supply of the teachers, infrastructure and uninformed demand on the part of the students or their parents. The country struggles to ensure quality, effective and relevant to the labour market needs VET provision at all levels. Vocational schools also face difficulties in equipping pupils with general basic skills, such as numeracy and literacy. Within this context DG EMPL requested the study “On-site assessment to identify success factors for developing vocational education and training strategies at the regional level in Poland” which aimed to analyse VET strategies development and implementation processes in the three most effective (successful) regions and to present the outcomes of the analysis to other regions to facilitate the programming for effective ESF programming in the VET sector.
The key project tasks included:
Identification of three regions successful in establishing regional VET strategy;
Preparation of the in-depth interviews;
On-site interviews conducted by senior experts;
Transcription of interviews;
Analysis of the interviews’ results and other relevant material;
Proposing main components of a successful regional strategy for VET and its governance;
Refining the presentation of the final results.
The project ran from 15 November 2019 to 14 April 2020. Outputs include the Final Project Report and the Presentation of the results in an external workshop. Here is the project publication.