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Digital transformation of Vocational Educational and Training (VET)

Vocational Educational and Training (VET) is the sector of education and training systems closest to the labour market with a mission to equip learners with a direct relevance for labour market and specific occupations/professions.

It is important to understand its needs and characteristics in relation to the digital transformation that is affecting all areas of our lives, from the education field to the access to the labour market. The VET sector, as the bridge between the education and training world and the world of work, can play an important role in facilitating the digital transformation process both to the learners and to the future workers.

In order to support the digital transformation process of VET (including work-based learning modalities), we are working on the following lines of research:

  1. Emerging trends and technologies in VET, from the practitioners’ side.
  2. Enablers of digital transformation of VET.
  3. VET systems Case studies
  4. Full development (fine-tune of the current available version) of the SELFIE WBL tool, as a resource for VET institutions and training companies.  

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Latest events

Presentation on the Contribution of VET to the Open Strategic Autonomy of the EU at the Director-General of VET Conference (organised by the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union).

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