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Vocational education and training (VET)

What is the Commission doing for vocational education and training?

Based on the Copenhagen Process, the European Commission acts in partnership with national governments, employers' and workers' groups and countries outside the EU to:

  • improve the quality of training (initial education, continuing development);
  • improve the quality of teachers, trainers and other professionals in the sector;
  • make courses more relevant to the labour market.
How is this being done?

These objectives are achieved through:

The Commission's work on vocational education and training is supported by two agencies:

What are the next steps?

An ET 2020 Working Group on VET will begin its activities early 2014.

 

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