SPOTLIGHT on VET: 2018 compilation
Concise, clear and concrete pictures of countries’ vocational education and training systems: this is what the Cedefop Spotlight on VET series offers. Building on individual country Spotlights, this publication brings together the main features and data of VET in the EU, Iceland and Norway.
In a rapidly changing world, equal access to lifelong quality skill development for all and the best educational outcomes are essential to EU citizens, its economy and social fabric. Comprehensive lifelong skills strategies need to be underpinned by easier access to VET and more flexible routes to qualifications for all. This is one of the current priority areas for joint work on excellent and inclusive VET.
Besides its long-standing reporting, analysing and monitoring activities to support countries’ joint work on VET, Cedefop increasingly aids and organises policy learning.
While countries share goals and challenges, their VET systems are diverse, shaped by socioeconomic contexts and traditions. Information on VET’s main features, its role and status, are a prerequisite to understanding developments and learning from another country. Purpose and target group determine the type and extent of information required. With its different reporting formats, studies, interactive databases and toolkits for specific VET features and VET-related policies in Member States, Cedefop serves various information needs, purposes and stakeholders.
SOURCE: Cedefop (2019). Spotlight on VET – 2018 compilation: vocational education and training systems in Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office. http://data.europa.eu/doi/10.2801/009
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