This report gives an overview on quality assurance considerations within the VISKA project and various mechanisms in place within each country context and EU synergies. This will potentially allow further alignment of quality assurance to further support validation of prior learning, both at a national and European level.Two VISKA reports and lessons learnt from the […]Continue readingMore Tag
Author: VISKA Iceland
VISKA Iceland – National conference 4th of February 2020
Idan and ETSC will present their experiences from the VISKA Erasmus+ project on the 4th of February 2020. The focus of the seminar will lay on working with validation for migrants. How can this target group benefit from their education and competences and enhancing themselves and society as a whole. Challenges and opportunities will […]Continue readingMore Tag
ICELAND – VISKA trials are going well after a bumpy start!
In January 2019, statistics Iceland introduced for the first time a detailed review on the social wellbeing of immigrants in Iceland (Statistics Iceland, 2019). Immigrants in Iceland are 12,6% of the total population in Iceland compared to in 1996, when it was approx. 1%. The report shows that immigrants have good access to the labour […]Continue readingMore Tag
Hard to get, but scoring high
The Icelandic field trials started late October. Reaching participants has been more of a challenge than anticipated. So far, we have recruited 14 participants out of 50. Even though people born in Poland are the most numerous group of immigrants in Iceland as in previous years, reaching in 2018, approx. 40% of the total immigration […]Continue readingMore Tag
Field Trials in Iceland have started!
The Icelandic trials in VISKA are carried out by IÐAN Education centre. In the first sector targeted in the field trials in Iceland is the polish construction sector. So far, we have had two introduction meetings with participants, one at IÐAN and the second onsite in a construction company. Several interviews with a career and […]Continue readingMore Tag
Anticipated policy impact in Iceland
VISKA in Iceland will operate on a national level and implemented locally in life-long learning centres nationwide based on project results. VISKA addresses the parliamentary action plan on migrant issues in Iceland for the period 2016–2019 as well as European policy in regards with diminishing skills mismatch, fostering employability as well as social inclusion. In […]Continue readingMore Tag
A training module for VPL professionals in Iceland?
On February 23rd, 20 career counsellors from LLL centers from all over the country came together to work on development in the field of adult guidance. The VISKA project was introduced and an analysis for a training module for front-line professional, involved in delivering Validation of Prior Learning (VPL), was conducted. In Iceland all professionals […]Continue readingMore Tag
Conducting the field trials in Iceland
The first year has passed and the field trials head our way! Our first year has been defined by great cooperation with the Education and Training Service Centre in Iceland and our co-partners here in Iceland and all our partner in VISKA. We have acquainted our self’s with immigration in Iceland and defining ways to […]Continue readingMore Tag