New study on delivering Initial Vocational Education and Training

The digital and green transition has created a demand for new skills and made some skills obsolescent. Skill imbalances were common across Europe. Vocational Educational Training (VET) is increasingly seen to have a critically importance in meeting Europe’s emerging skill needs. The evidence presented in the report published by Cedefop, as part of its 'Future of VET' study, shows how countries across Europe have responded in different ways to the challenges of making VET relevant to the needs of society and economy.

The evidence demonstrates that VET across Europe has been highly adaptive in responding to the many disruptive factors which have shaped, and continue to shape, the demand for skills. This is observed in the way that Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) curricula, VET programmes, and institutional arrangements for the governance of VET have flexibly responded to a range of factors to better meet individuals’ and employers’ skill needs.

The publication Delivering IVET: Institutional diversification and/or expansion? was based on a contribution from Professor Terence Hogarth who led the FGB team involved in the study. The report is one of several from Cedefop’s "Future of VET" study led by 3s.

The study will conclude with Cedefop’s virtual conference on Future of VET:The way forward that will take place online on 5-6 December 2022. The event will provide an opportunity for policy-makers, stakeholders, experts and researchers to discuss the comprehensive findings from the the “Future of VET” study.

The Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini team comprised Liga Baltina, coordinating the study on behalf of FGB, and a team of national experts, including Alberto Vergani, who contributed to conducting surveys of VET providers and analysis of national level devevelopments.