In order to provide practitioners and policy-makers with practical support, Cedefop launched the VET toolkit for tackling early leaving in May 2017 and its updated edition in 2019. The toolkit is a product of Cedefop's work on Early leaving from education and training and it is designed to:
- help young people at risk of becoming early leavers to remain in education and training and to acquire qualifications;
- help early leavers to reintegrate into education or training and the labour market.
This Europe-wide toolkit includes:
- a selection of the most successful VET practices to tackle ELET;
- an overview of profiles of learners at risk and protective factors;
- inspiring intervention approaches with tips for success;
- reflection tools and evaluation plans for policy-makers and learning providers;
- action plans to develop a comprehensive strategy to tackle ELET;
- toolkits and tools on tackling ELET applied in Europe with evidence of their success;
- updated statistics and data, relevant publications and further resources.
Who is the VET toolkit for?
The toolkit aims to help VET practitioners and policy-makers to tackle early leaving at every stage, from identifying learners at risk and monitoring early school leavers, throughout the development and implementation of measures to support them, to evaluation of measures to help improve provision.
People working in ministries, VET schools, companies, guidance centres, public employment services, social services, or youth organisations will find the toolkit useful.
How can the VET toolkit be used?
The toolkit offers resources from all European countries and can be used to:
- promote reflection and dialogue among policy-makers and practitioners on current strategies to tackle early leaving from VET;
- support decision-making processes through the development of action plans inspired by the toolkit, plus tips and good practices.
Cedefop provides a range of suggested activities for making the most of the toolkit.
How can I get involved?
- Go to the toolkit resources section and discover more than 250+ resources relevant for 27 European countries.
- Become an ambassador to be part of our community of 60+ ambassadors from 18 countries actively contributing to tackling early leaving from VET in Europe.
- Submit your own good practices and tools to be added to the toolkit.
- Contact the team to give feedback on the toolkit or to send your enquiry.