The European Commission is putting in place a network of European Vocational Skills (VET) Week Ambassadors.
The Ambassadors' role is to promote the European Vocational Skills Week and its objectives and to mobilise for a strong participation. Additionally, they should also highlight one or several of the sub-themes of the Skills Week. In 2017 these sub-themes will be the following:
- mobility of learners and apprentices
- sectoral skills approaches
- business-education partnerships
At country-level, the messages and the activities of the Ambassadors should also focus on country-specific VET issues, such as career opportunities, or skills needs in the sector they represent. The Ambassadors are also invited to raise the awareness of the events and activities taking place at national, regional and local level, and to encourage further participation,
The Commission is, therefore, looking for personalities who are well known in their country and/or their circle of influence. They should be persons that can reach wide audiences whom the Commission's communication channels cannot reach, such as young people, their families, SMEs, careers advisers, and potential adult learners.
For more information please see the relevant information leaflet.