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  • Blog article

    Vocational education and training (VET) provides opportunities for young people to develop, enrich and upgrade their skills, and to acquire qualifications. Better skills and qualifications increase young people’s employability and assist their inclusion in society.

  • Blog article

    Research has shown that some young people are at greater risk of becoming NEET than others. According to Eurofound research led by Massimiliano Mascherini (2012, 2016 and 2021), low education level is the most important variable and has the strongest effect in influencing the probability of becoming NEET: this has been confirmed at both the individual and family level, i.e. for young people themselves, but also for young people’s parents with a low education level.

  • Blog article

    The VET toolkit for empowering NEETs offers different interventions to support NEETs. One of them is easing transitions into work. Work-based learning provides young people with the opportunity to apply their technical or academic skills while developing their employability. It encompasses on-the-job experience such as apprenticeships, as well as off-the-job experiences such as close-to-real simulations.

  • Blog article

    This Europe-wide toolkit is inspired by successful VET practices and aims at helping policy makers, practitioners, and providers of support to young people not in employment, education, or training (NEETs) to design policies and implement practices that will better address the needs of NEETs, helping them to reintegrate into education or training and the labour market.