EVTA Policy on Quality Label
EVTA believes that the approach to the “Quality label” idea should adopt and develop the concept of “VET Centre of Excellence” as a place were professionally effective, socially relevant, metodologically advanced VET services take sistematically place and to explore whatever the reasons that bring peers (VET training associations or centres) stakeholders (decision makers and companies), workers (professionals and teachers) and customers (students) to award a training center as “excellent”. It is a subjective (relative) approach aimed to explore objective (absolute) elements of quality.
To mesure excellence, EVTA carries out the following work-plan:
- Discussion of standards and indicators;
- Identification of candidates within the EVTA and EVBB networks;
- Online survey on VET Centres of Excellence
- Mapping and analysis of excellence elements and check versus standars quality frames;
- Creation of the Catalogue of VET Centres of Excellence for trainers and professionals in the EVTA and EVBB networks.
To be part of the Catalogue, select centres must adhere to the Catalogue’s agreement.
Benefits for members:
- inclusion in mobility project managed by the EVTA and EVBB networks
- a mapping of the weaknesses of each centre and suggestions and support for improvements
- participation to the editorial programme of the VET Magazine
- updates on programmes and activities made by EVTA for the professionals working in the Centres of Excellence
- submission of research project to enhance and develop the concepts of quality and excellence
Obligations for members:
- formal adherence to the catalogue (signature of the agreement);
- design of seminars/study visits to be included in the Catalogue;
- availability to organise study visits/seminars and host guests from other centres;
- participation to the launching event and to all other activities linked to the VET Quality Label initiative.