Changing role and nature of VET: a workshop examines recent trends and their implications
In several European countries, fewer students now opt for initial vocational education and training (VET), preferring higher, academically oriented education. The cause and extent of this trend is unclear. Outside traditional VET, however – often at higher education levels – vocationally oriented education and training is gaining ground.
Cedefop: acting as a catalyst for an apprenticeship culture
‘Our role as a European Union agency is to act as a catalyst and facilitate apprenticeship programmes,’ said Cedefop Director James Calleja at the ministerial meeting which endorsed the Riga conclusions on vocational education and training (VET) on Monday.
European ministers endorse Riga conclusions on VET
Ministers from the European Union (EU) Member States, candidate countries, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein have endorsed the new medium-term deliverables for vocational education and training (VET), known as the Riga conclusions.
Cedefop celebrates contribution to European VET
Cedefop celebrated 40 years’ contribution to vocational education and training (VET) in Europe and 20 years in Greece with a festive event at Thessaloniki‘s concert hall, including the opening of an exhibition on its history, and a conference. [40th anniversary events video clip] [Cedefop's 40-year history video] [40th anniversary messages] [EP President Schulz video message] [...
Latvia's VET system explained in 2'30''
Check out our new video on Latvia's vocational education and training (VET) system. It is based on Cedefop's publication series, Spotlight on VET, which is developed in cooperation with the ReferNet network.
Think European, but act locally on VET – Cedefop Director
Speaking at events in Brussels and Turin, Cedefop Director James Calleja urged vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders to ‘think European, but act locally’.
11/06/2015 to 18/12/2015
Exhibition, Cedefop, Thessaloniki, Greece
24/09/2015 to 25/09/2015
Event, Thessaloniki, Greece
Workshop, Brussels, Belgium