Vocational Education and Training

What is Vocational Education and Training?

Quality and relevant Vocational Education and Training, or VET, can provide people, and especially youth, with the knowledge, skills and competencies required for the jobs of today or tomorrow. The provision of relevant job skills can therefore be a robust means of empowering people to seize employment opportunities or equip them for self-employment.

VET is a key element of a comprehensive approach to address employment next to investment and improved business and trade climates. VET should be instrumental in providing the workforce, particularly young people, with skills that respond to labour market needs and are inclusive to all, ultimately contributing to employability for all. 

Better skills training can help support decent work, more equitable and inclusive growth and be the bridge between education and the labour market, supporting the transition from youth into adulthood. The world’s population is younger than ever, with 1.2 billion people aged 16-24. Therefore, providing pathways into the world of work for young people is one of the greatest development challenges of our era.

Objectives of the course

The e-learning allows users to understand basic concepts and vocabulary about VET.  The overall objective of the training is to improve knowledge among EU staff on VET in developing countries, allowing them to better design and support programmes in these areas and deepen policy-dialogue with partner countries. 

Content of the course

The e-learning course will be covering the following topics:

1. Introduction, Concepts, Policies, EU Approach

2. Governance

3. Private Sector Involvement in VET

4. Competency-based training (CBT) and qualifications frameworks (QFs)

5. Quality in vocational education and training

6. Inclusive vocational education and training (VET)

7. Information systems for VET

8. Funding of vocational education and training


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