Commission adopts initiative to boost apprenticeships in Europe

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On 5th October 2017, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships. This initiative is part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016. The Commission has identified 14 key criteria that Member States and stakeholders should use to develop quality and effective apprenticeships.

Higher skilled and qualified workforce will have also a positive impact on the fitness sector in order to support the employers and be responsive to the labour market needs. EuropeActive for more than 15 years has been committed to raise qualifications of fitness workers, encourage entrepreneurship and increase levels of employment in the sector through occupational standards for fitness professionals.

EuropeActive has been successful in winning a EU-funded project that will look at “unifying” the delivery of personal trainer qualifications and to build recognition of them across all European countries. EuropeActive will use the Blueprint Project to boost the fitness sector and to help raise the skills of fitness trainers.