PROGRAM

Study Visit Programme

"Raising quality of VET in cooperation with employers and higher education"


Sunday, 18th September 2011

Place

19:00

“Get-together"- meeting place - Hotel lobby
Common dinner

 

Monday, 19th September 2011

 

8:30

Pick-up from the hotel

Hotel lobby

9:00 – 9:10

Welcoming guests in Ministry of National Education
Piotr Bartosiak, Head of unit
Ministry of National Education, Vocational and Continuing Education Department
Teresa Kazimierska, Deputy Director
National Centre for Supporting Vocational and Continuing Education (KOWEZiU)

Ministry of National Education

J.Ch. Szucha 25, Warsaw

9:10 – 9:20

Session – participants introduce themselves

 

9.20 – 9.50

Presentation of the representatives of CEDEFOP
Assuring Quality in VET through Accreditation
Tina Bertzeletou
, CEDEFOP

 

9:50 -10:10

Discussion

 

10:10 – 10:45

Presentation of the representatives of Vocational and Continuing Education Department in Ministry of National Education
Piotr Bartosiak : „Modernising VET in Poland
Anna Wojciechowska: “Polish Presidency priorities in the areas of vocational education and adult learning

 

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00 – 11:20

Presentation of the representative of Department for Structural Funds in Ministry of National Education:
Malgorzata Chojnicka:Improvement of vocational education and training quality – call for proposals projects financed by European Social Fund

 

11:20 – 11:35

Presentation of study visit participants: 
Enrique Ruiz-Alzola
, Spain

 

11:35 – 12.00

Discussion

 

12:00 – 12:25

Presentation of the representative of Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Izabela Kaczmarska: “Towards Excellence and Engagement in VET - Ministry of Labour and Social Policy's Actions”

 

12:25 – 12:40

Presentation of study visit participants: 
Margarida Abreu
, Portugal

 

12:40 – 13:00

Discussion

 

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

 

14.30 – 14.45

Presentation of National Centre for Supporting Vocational and Continuing Education
Teresa Kazimierska , Deputy Director

KOWEZiU
Płatowcowa 13, Warsaw

14:45 – 15:15

Presentation of the representatives of KOWEZiU
Olga Sulkowska: “Activities of National Centre for Supporting Vocational and Continuing Education in the field of increasing quality of VET in Poland

 

15:15 – 15:30

Presentation of study visit participants:
Michael Ryan, Great Britain

 

15:30 – 15:45

Discussion

 

15:45 – 16:00

Transfer to the Old Town

 

16:00 – 18.00

Social program

 

18.00 – 19.00

Evening session: preparing of the group report

 

Tuesday, 20th September 2011

 

8:30

Pick-up from the hotel

Hotel lobby

9:00 – 9.10

Welcoming guests for Wojciech Feliksiak -  Direcor of Warsaw Cultural Education Center

Warsaw Cultural Education Center, Jezuicka 4, Warsaw

9:10 – 10:00

Presentation of Education Office of the City of Warsaw
Mieczysława Nowotniak, Deputy Director  in Education Office of the City of Warsaw: “Development of VET in Warsaw”

 

10.00 – 10.15

Presentation of the representative of study visit participants:
Daniel Nervenne , Belgium

 

10.15 – 10.45

Discussion

 

10:45 – 11.00

Coffee break

 

11.00 – 11.45

Presentation of the representatives of the Warsaw University of Technology
Sławomir Szostak, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Paweł Nowak, Faculty of Civil Engineering
"EU Funded Projects for Construction Industry: Recognition of Qualifications and Education Quality Improvement"

 

11.45 – 12.30

Presentation of the representatives of employers:
Polish Association of Lift & Escalator Manufacturers (PSPD)
Tadeusz Popielas: “Staff education programme for the lift & escalator industry”
Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers
Barbara Pużańska: “Necessity of construction trades education adjustment to labour market needs”

 

12.30 – 13.00

Discussion

 

13.00 – 14.30

Lunch

 

14.30 – 15.30

A visit to a Vocational Gastronomy School
Presentation of the school:
Jolanta Litniewska
, Director
Marzena Cieślak, Deputy Director
Meeting with school’s directors and students

vocational gastronomy school
Poznańska 6/8, Warsaw

15:30 – 16:00

Discussion

 

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

 

16.30 – 17.30

Evening session: preparing of the group report

 

Wednesday, 21st September 2011

 

8:30

Pick-up from the hotel

 

9:00 – 9.45

Visit to the The Vocational Development Centre in Warsaw
Robert Lenart: “"The place of The Vocational Development Centre in Warsaw in school education and out of school education"
Andrzej Piłat: “The Association of the Vocational Education Centres

Vocational Development Centre in Warsaw
Podwale 13, Warsaw

9.45 – 10.30

Visiting the workshop of the Centre
Meeting with teachers and students

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

 

11:00 – 12.00

Visit at the Polish Craft Association
Andrzej Stępnikowski:The role of craft in vocational education for labour market needs”

Polish Craft Association
Miodowa 14, Warsaw

12.00 – 12.15

Presentation of the study visit participant:
Christos Tanteles, Cyprus

 

12.15 – 12.45

Discussion

 

12:45 – 13.30

Lunch

 

13:30 – 14:00

Transfer to the Copernicus Science Centre

 

14:00 – 17.00

Visit at the Copernicus Science Centre

Copernicus Science Centre
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, Warsaw

17.45 – 19.00

Evening session: preparing of the group report

 

Thursday, 22nd  September 2011

 

8:30

Pick-up from the hotel

 

9:00 – 10:30

Visit at the Voluntary Labour Corps - OHP
Urszula Kowalska: “Voluntary LabourCcorps experiences in the field of vocational education and other labour market services”

Voluntary Labour Corps
Kolejowa 19/21, Warsaw

9:45 – 10:00

Presentation of the study visit participant:
Marios Marolachakis, Greece

 

10:00 – 10:30

Discussion

 

10.30 – 11.00

Transfer to PKPP Lewiatan

 

11:00 – 11:45

Visit at the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan
Piotr Sarnecki: „Cooperation between business and education in Poland”

Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan
Klonowa 6/8, Warsaw

11:45 – 12:15

Presentation of the employers’ representative
Wiesław Wójcik, Manager of  CORPO Company

 

12:15 – 12:30

Presentation of the study visit participant:
Franci Bratkovic, Slovenia

 

12.30 - 13:00

Discussion

 

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

 

14.30 -  16.00

Summary of the study visit:
Round table discussion with representatives of the host institutions

Evaluation

KOWEZiU
Płatowcowa 13, Warsaw

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

 

16:30 – 17:30

Evening session: preparing of the group report

 

Friday, 23rd September 2011

 

10.00 – 17.30

Conference organized by Foundation for the Development of the Education System
Conference: “Developing cooperation between VET, higher education and adult learning in response to the challenge of lifelong learning”  - program

Hotel Novotel