EXCELLENCE IN VET - Making the difference

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Labour markets are in constant change; demands for a higher skilled and flexible workforce are paramount; employability, entrepreneurship and digital skills are pre-requisites to those seeking to enter the labour market;

In several European member states, participation rates in Vocational Education and Training are significant (eg Denmark - over 60% of young people follow a VET pathway compared to the more traditional ‘academic’ pathway into employment or Higher Education.  In others rates are relatively low.  What makes the difference - how has the academic / VET divide been addressed?  How have traditional pathways

Resource type

  • Exercise (a short group or individual activity or game which can be used in different learning situations)

Target Group

  • Employers

Participant compentencies

  • Sense of initiative and entrepeneurship

Facilitators compentencies

  • Provide effective opportunities to develop employability and enterprise skills

Which criteria would identify your example as "Good Practice"?

  • Provides practical activity

What methods have you used to assess this as "Good Practice"?

  • Questionnaire

Recommendations for use

This experience is completely transferable to environments with similar industrial background. It will be necessary to increase the cooperation and teamwork culture between SMEs and VET centres to launch a programme like this. The VET system should also be adequate to face the challenge.


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