The Education and Training for Success Programme
3s is a consulting and research company, providing a wide range of products and services across the interface of education & training on the one hand and the labour market on the other. The experience, expertise and the interdisciplinary approach in the design and implementation of projects in the field of knowledge, learning and work made 3s one of the leading Austrian research institutions in this field. At European level, 3s is actively involved in the development of ESCO (the European Skills, Competences and Occupations classification), the development and implementation of the Austrian NQF (National Qualifications Framework) and the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) and the implementation of ECVET (i.e. the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training). Jörg Markowitsch is the founder of 3s Enterprise consulting and was Managing Director from 2001 until 2008. He holds a Masters degree and a PhD in Humanities and a Masters degree in Science and Technology. His areas of research include: continuing vocational training and skills development; acquisition of competences; skill taxonomies; skill need analyses; European Educational Policy.