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NET Gain No. 11: International Web Sites (May 1997)

Vocational education, school-to-work, apprenticeships--none of these are exclusive to the United States. There are many web sites packed with useful workforce information and linkages from several European countries, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. This installment of "Net Gain" cites several of these non-U.S. Web sites that can help surfers access new information.

UNEVOC http://www.unevoc.de/

This is an international site derived from UNESCO's International Project on Technical and Vocational Education. Program descriptions, publications and member contacts are included.

European Union's Department of Education, Training and Youth http://europa.eu.int/en/comm/dg22/dg22.html

This site includes position papers and program descriptions about vocational training and life-long learning.

German Federal Technical Institute for Vocational Training http://www.bibb.de/info96uk.htm

This site includes summaries of the institute's work and contact information for its staff.

Vocational Education Web in Northern Europe (VOCWEB) http://www.abo.fi/vocweb/vw-en.htm

This site form Scandinavia includes information about vocational education in Northern Europe as well as data on vacational students and teachers.

The Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC) http://www.scotvec.org.uk/

This site includes information about Scottish vocational credentials, SCOTVEC publications and links to other related Scottish sites.

Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) http://www.opennet.net.au/partners/bvet/train/trai1551.htm

This site includes materials that promote national vocational education and training system.

World of Work http://www.globalx.net/hrd/wow/terms.html

This site comes from Human Resources Development Canada. Information about apprenticeship programs, skills standards and carer planning are included.

Canadian Vocational Association http://www.cva.ca/TableOfContents-English.html

This site describes CVA's activities and includes links to related resources.

Career and Technology Studies http://ednet.edc.gov.ab.ca/level5/ctshome.html

This site presents junior and senior high school curriculum within a school-to-work framework from the Canadian provice of Alberta.

Vocational Education Network http://www.inforoutefpt.org/ven/ven3.htm

This Quebec, Canada, site provides links to information related to English-language training for the province.

This "NET Gain" was compiled by Peter Seidman and David Carlson (NCRVE, University of California at Berkeley). An online archive of columns is available on the NCRVE World Wide Web server http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/NetGain/. Readers are encouraged to let the authors know about any changes in the resources listed, as well as about others they find useful.


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