Vocational education and training (VET) in Latvia is changing and its attractiveness is increasing. Two-thirds of VET schools have already been transformed into VET competence centres with modernised infrastructure and equipment. Programmes available include lifelong learning and promote access to the labour market. Find out more about Latvia’s VET system in Cedefop's concise guide.
Vocational education and training (VET) in Croatia has two main roles. Alongside preparation for labour market entry, it enables progression to tertiary education, primarily through four-year VET programmes, where learners spend half of their time acquiring general competences. Find out more in Cedefop's concise guide.
In Norway, all young people completing compulsory school have a statutory right to three years of upper secondary education. Half of them choose between eight VET programmes. Find out more about the country's vocational education and training system in Cedefop's concise guide.
The 2014-24 education strategy in Malta highlights the role of vocational education and training (VET) in increasing effectiveness and quality and in fostering inclusion and progression.
Vocational education and training (VET) in Estonia is the key to ensuring a flexible and skilled workforce capable of adapting to changes in the labour market.
In Finland, the government is currently undertaking vocational education and training (VET) system reform, which aims to renew VET legislation and the financing system, and to promote learning at the workplace. This reform is planned to come into force in 2018.