Key indicators monitor developments in strategic areas of initial and continuing VET, adult learning and skill development. These include participation in VET (covering access to it, its attractiveness, inclusiveness, and flexibility), expenditure on VET, its labour market relevance and outcomes, work-based learning and skill development. Indicators that focus on VET are complemented by other data on education and the labour market to inform on the context in which VET operates.
Key indicators on VET bring together and promote data from several sources in international statistical infrastructure, mostly the European Statistical System. They are selected and organised, for their VET policy relevance and are taken from high-quality internationally comparable EU data sources, which are periodically updated (see Methodology). Key indicators on VET refer and are aligned to European VET policy objectives, including those of the current 2020-25/30 policy cycle. They include, but are not limited to, the specific VET-related quantitative targets agreed for the period 2020-25/30 and take of the most recent challenges and opportunities following developments in the statistical infrastructure
Key indicators are accompanied by metadata, to help read, understand, interpret and use the data. Metadata describe the indicators, sources and, when needed, flags and footnotes to help users assess the quality and the comparability of specific values.
Key indicators on VET result from the efforts of Cedefop and others to improve the availability, quality, relevance, use, analysis and dissemination of VET and other VET-related data.