Innovation in VET
These reports on innovation in VET were prepared by Cedefop’s ReferNet network in 2014. They are part of the series Cedefop ReferNet thematic perspectives and complement other available general information on VET systems by country
Education and training are encouraging creativity and innovation that can transform economies and societies. Innovation in new forms of cooperation and changes in curricula, teaching and technology are also bringing greater flexibility and modernising VET.
Innovation is complex, but policies can encourage it. Although not yet systematically reflected in innovation indicators and scoreboards, VET is increasingly an innovation driver.
Innovation in the labour market is reshaping VET, requiring VET itself to become dynamic and innovative. Making VET more innovative can increase people’s potential to innovate and change the economy and society. Further, VET needs to innovate to be a relevant and attractive learning option, regarded by enterprises as an investment rather than a cost.
These reports show the latest initiatives on innovation in the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway.