The trend towards further digitalisation, including advancing artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technologies, in EU labour markets highlights a need for adaptiveness on behalf of vocational education and training (VET) systems, so they can adequately prepare citizens for the challenges of the future of work and equip students with ‘robot-proof’ skills.

In these thematic perspective reports,  timely information is provided on the extent to which European initial and continuing VET systems have responded to the challenges associated with the introduction of digitalisation and industry 4.0 technologies in economies. The reports  also present examples of VET systems using digital technologies for enabling distance and online student learning, a key requirement following the Covid-19 crisis.

Country-specific insights are provided on national policy strategies and VET policy programmes or initiatives responding to digitalisation, the use of AI/big data methods for identifying skill needs and recent national initiatives and training programmes for adapting to automation and AI.    

The thematic perspective reports were prepared by Cedefop’s ReferNet network, and complement other general information available on national VET systems. More information on the project page: Digitalisation, AI and the future of work

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