Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

14/10/2019 - 18/10/2019 Helsinki

European Vocational Skills Week 2019

The fourth edition of European Vocational Skills Week took place on 14-18 October 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. This year's theme was VET for All – Skills for Life.

The European Vocational Skills Week exists to highlight excellence in vocational education and training (VET), showing that VET can be as good a route to a quality career and life as any other learning pathway. 

Everyone with an interest in vocational education and training can get involved in European Vocational Skills Week 2019. There are many ways to take part, including:

Register your event or activity

By registering your event or activity you will be helping to raise the awareness and attractiveness of vocational education and training. Your event or activity will also be featured on the event map and will therefore gain more interest. 

Share your story

You can share details of how a traineeship has unlocked your professional potential or, if you’re an employer, you can share all about how you have upskilled your workforce through vocational education and training. Fill in the short form on the Share your story page and upload an image or video in order to be featured on the website!

The Awards for VET Excellence

View the dedicated awards page and keep an eye out for the announcement of the public online voting to get involved.

Social media

Be a part of the conversation on social media. Use the hashtags #DiscoverYourTalent and #EUVocationalSkills to share your thoughts.

Web streaming

15 October: European Alliance for Apprenticeships

16 October: VET for ALL – Skills for Life Conference – plenary session

17 October: VET in and for the World Conference – plenary session

17 October: Vocational Excellence Award Nominees Celebration

18 October: closing event

Full album on Flickr
14/10/2019- 18/10/2019

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