The ACCESS TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES: A CONTRIBUTION TO REFLECT The RVCC The importance of qualifications of the adult population and

guidance for a path of lifelong learning becomes ever more urgent when we realize that adults with high qualifications indicies motivate youth to achieve academic success. In the current political-economic framework, it is necessary to ensure opportuniti es for adults to get diplomas students who have not obtained previously. This can be done through the Process of Recognition, Validation and Certification of Competencies (RVCC) or the const ruction of pathways different classification in which adults succeed. The network of the New Opportu nities Centres (NOCs), managed by the National Agency for Qualification, has def ined its role: to ensure all older than 18 years an opportunity to qualify (in t he Charter of Mission CNO, 2007). The RVCC system should also work at a later st age: go as far as possible training courses for adults differentiated, taking in to account their personal and professional projects. It is understood that the R VCC process may not be limited to the exclusive remedy, the work done by teams o f CNO is primarily a work of developing the potential of each adult. The process of RVCC, to focus on construction and reconstruction of personal and professional itineraries, promotes autonomy and self-confidence of adults motiv ating them for learning throughout life. Away from the school model and valuing the experiences of adults, it is a work of great complexity that run, however, t he risk of going the easy way out: the fashion school, where there is a master t hat carries with it the his group of students, deciding phases and objectives. R ather, the path in the RVCC is a journey accompanied, where the driver is the individual himself: his experiential journe y to reach the CNO is the starting point for the work being developed with the t eam. In Central New Opportunities Gustave Eiffel can not be easy to obtain certi fication, but it is certainly recognized the value of the standards by which it governs. There is increasing the dangers and pressures to which the work of the Centers to "simplify" to respond "uniform", existing in some cases the abandonme nt of the methodologies autobiographical, creating centers in institutions do not expect to adult traini ng with professionals in employment marginal. As Director of New Center Opportunities Gustave Eiffel, which last year exceeded the required targets, I k now that teams of multidisciplinary centers live an excessive preoccupation with the goals, which must reconcile with the practice of enhancement of human poten tial. Much has said and written about the credibility of the Qualification System for RVCC, I refer this problem, first, the teams: it's up to them hard work and difficult , which is to ensure the quality of the process, respecting the ethical principl es and moral, not reducing the mechanical completion of chips, but accompanying adults in building their portfolios, and still meet the targets imp osed, knowing beforehand that any Centre is contributing only a drop compared to the ocean of people qualify. Secondly, the National Agency, having created mech anisms to disseminate credible, did not raise false expectations among the adult population, should ensure the training of the teams. Finally, it is the Board o f each center, providing the conditions necessary for sharing experiences, foste ring a climate trust among all actors. We should all adopt the motto: In this system the certificates do not go , do not sell, nor exchange, to validate competencies.

The Director of the CNO Gustave Eiffel, Rute Mendonça