The survey was launched in 2021 as a feasibility study in six European countries: Austria, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Lithuania and the Netherlands.
The pilot survey findings bring new evidence and insights on the following main areas:
- VET schools’ principals, teachers and in-company trainers’ evolving role and challenges (including challenges raised during COVID-19);
- their skill needs and qualifications including access to quality continuous professional development;
- their career progression and wellbeing; as well as
- learners’ experiences and satisfaction with pedagogies and learning environments in school-based and work-based IVET.
For more information, see the study concept note.
Based on the outcomes of the feasibility study, participants will discuss the conditions that need to be met in order to launch a pan-European survey of these key populations in initial VET. The pan-European survey aims to give voice to (IVET) teachers, in company-trainers, school principals and learners aiming to create a robust evidence base regarding the experiences and needs of those who teach and learn in IVET settings. The ultimate scope is to improve the professional development opportunities for teachers, trainers and school principals, and in turn students’ learning outcomes.
Participants include Cedefop’s Advisory Group set up to support this study composed from EU social partners and Ministries from the six pilot and other selected countries, key EU stakeholders and EU agencies (e.g. ETF, JRC) as well as European Associations of VET providers.
Cedefop VET for youth - Teachers and trainers team is in charge of this project, you may find here more about the team’s work.