European Vocational Skills Week goes into the third round! After two successful campaign years, we are ready to kick off the 2018 edition. Organisations that would like to organise an event as part of the Week are now able to register their event on our website.
As in the previous years, the Week’s objective is to inspire people to discover and improve their talents through vocational education and training (VET). Encouraging people to consider VET as first choice in their career path is one of the ten key actions proposed by the Commission under the New Skills Agenda for Europe, which has been rolled out since June 2016.
During the Week, the Commission showcases high-quality initiatives that aim at equipping people with the skills they need in a fast-changing labour market. In the previous year, over 1500 events across 45 countries, including in all 28 EU countries, as well as in Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Iceland and EU candidate countries, were promoting the life changing skills that can be taught through vocational education.
A variety of schools, EU agencies, national and regional authorities organised events, from conferences to careers days. These activities reached over one million people across Europe, contributing to change the perception of vocational education and make it a first choice for young people and adults looking to continue their education.
You can also share details of your event on social media, using #EUVocationalSkills, and #DiscoverYourTalent.
- Publication date
- 13 August 2018
- Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion