Eurochambres input for public consultations on the micro-credentials framework and the initiative for individual learning accounts
Micro-credentials should adhere to four guiding principles that will ensure their usefulness to both businesses and learners while also contributing to labor market performance:
- prioritization of courses based on their relevance to labor market needs;
- no threat to current formal qualifications in vocational education;
- a provider's voluntary submission to the framework;
- an increase of trust and transparency in training opportunities.
Individual learning accounts could be one of the potential solutions to better assist businesses in initiating job-related training opportunities. The ILAs should:
- supplement, rather than replace, employers' critical role as training initiators;
- assist businesses in covering the costs of the growing demand for job-related training; and
- consider the AC VT's position on ILAs;
- be closely linked to national and regional instruments for skill forecasting.