National Institute for Vocational Education and Training is a public institution 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. 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. The Centre is also the National Reference Point for 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 organizations and is also a reference point for the CEDEFOP TT-net – the European network for teacher and trainer training. The Centre is actively involved in the designing of the National Qualifications Framework of Slovenia, the representative of institution are participating in the experts group in development of the EQF descriptors. The Centre stands also as a National EQF contact point as well as Europass national point.

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