On Tuesday 23rd May 2017, Global Skills Ledger Ltd hosted a meeting with European Erasmus+ project partners in London.vet-furnishing.com

The team of 15 colleagues are collaborating under the Erasmus+ strand KA2 – ‘Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices’ in relation to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Furniture and Upholstery industries. Their aim is the develop careers guidance frameworks and modular e-learning training programmes which will develop the skills and competence of those working in the Furniture sector.

As well as Global Skills Ledger, participating organisations include:

  • Didac’s Woodwise Academy, UK
  • BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH, Austria
  • Inercia Digital, Spain
  • MoNE- Directorate General for Vocational and Technical Education-DG TVET, Turkey
  • Organize Sanayi Bolgesi Mesleki ve Teknik Egitim Merkezi, Turkey
  • Kayseri Organised Industrial Zone Vocational and Technical Education Centre, Turkey
  • The University of Hacettepe, Turkey
  • Directorate of Kayseri Organised Industrial Zone, Turkey
  • the University of Erciyes, Turkey


The project will see the development of new occupational skills standards and supporting curriculum training materials, staff training and education, and a careers advisory tool with job vacancy matching service. Initially it will be used in a pilot within Turkey and then rolled out into other countries. The project, funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme will last for a total of 28 months, ending December 2018.

Global Skills Ledger hosting Erasmus+ meeting

It’s so great to be able to support a wider network of like-minded TVET professionals in developing industry-based technical and vocational training skills that will support personal and business growth.” Said Jonathan Ledger, CEO of Global Skills Ledger Limited.

Proactive collaboration across borders, is a hot house for creativity and innovation. It’s not all about just exporting the best practice from the UK, but also sharing and taking on board the best practice coming in from partner countries. This benefits all partners, industry, workers and the wider society. I very much look forward to sharing the experience.