The joint efforts of Member States, social partners and the European Commission to modernise vocational education and training for a more cohesive and competitive Europe have started to pay off: training has become firmly entrenched in the Lisbon Strategy. But more needs to be done. Vocational education must be seen as both an investment in the future of young people, and a source of learning opportunities for adults.
As part of the celebrations for Europe Day, on 8 May Cedefop opened its doors to senior high schools and universities of the greater Thessaloniki area, inviting around 300 pupils and students, along with their teachers and professors, to find out more about vocational education and training in the European Union.
The European Training Thesaurus (ETT) is a controlled vocabulary of reference for vocational education and training (VET) in Europe, covering topics of the Education and Training 2010 agenda such as lifelong learning, quality of training, training systems, teachers and trainers, qualifications, vocational guidance, and others.
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