Key stakeholders in the digital sector have come together with the support of the European Commission to create a new partnership for skills for the digital ecosystem. EU associations, companies, organisations, trade unions, universities, training providers and national federations have joined forces to upskill and reskill their employees in the digital industry and attract more people to the field.
The partnership will help people and businesses further their digital skills and contribute to the objectives of the EU’s twin digital and green transition. Following commitments in other industrial ecosystems, this new partnership is part of the Pact for Skills, a flagship initiative under the European Skills Agenda.
For the 2023 TSI Call – Support for Industrial Ecosystems, EU Member States can submit their requests by 31 October 2022. Support will be provided to enable the reskilling and upskilling of their workforce under the work package on ‘Upskilling and reskilling for the green and digital transitions’.
This support will also complement the joint efforts of stakeholders for greener and more digital industrial ecosystems under the Pact for Skills. Initiatives will also be geared towards boosting lifelong learning, such as through the establishment and implementation of individual learning accounts and short and flexible learning experiences leading to micro-credentials.
The Technical Support Instrument (TSI), the EU successor programme to the Structural Reform Support Programme (2017-2020), provides on-demand, tailor-made technical expertise for EU Member States.
The aim is to help EU Member States design and implement reforms needed to mitigate the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This covers both those eligible for temporary protection under the Temporary Protection Directive as well as those eligible for adequate protection under national law – for a swift and smooth integration into the labour market.
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Youth has been the hardest-hit group in terms of job losses, but also in terms of recovery, due to the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2022 report.
Don’t miss our engaging webinar: ‘How to promote your VET Course to Youth: Tools, Techniques and Channels’ on 22 September
It’s back to school time! The European Commission invites you to its latest webinar for VET providers, National Contact Points, and other VET stakeholders.
Find tips and best practices on how to promote VET courses easily and successfully to a young audience.
The European Training Foundation (ETF) will host the third of six thematic webinars on how to accelerate ‘greening processes’ for its programme ‘ETF Network for Excellence (ENE) and GRETA - Greening Responses to Excellence Through Thematic Actions’.
GRETA is named after the Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, and features 18 Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) in eight countries: Armenia (1), Georgia (1), Latvia (1), Serbia (1), Slovenia (1), Spain (2), Turkey (3), and Ukraine (8).
The initiative promotes knowledge sharing, peer learning, and the collaboration of CoVEs and VET providers with a view to helping CoVEs become environmentally sustainable (‘go green’) and develop green skills. The ETF programme is implemented in collaboration with the Danish Technological Institute (DTI).
You can link your VET event or activity to #EUVocationalSkills Week, as long as it takes place in 2022.
Join the more than 1,000 VET events now linked to the Week, with an estimated reach of just over half a million people in 29 countries and shine a light on your VET activity.
Explore dozens of VET events to upskill and reskill in line with the twin green and digital transition and other areas of VET – all geared towards helping you succeed in your goals.
Help others discover their passion or calling in life by posting your inspiring VET story.
Shine a light on your path for others to follow in your footsteps. #EUVocationalSkills. #DiscoverYourTalent.
Key contributors to the success of #EUVocationalSkills Week 2022 are our National Contact Points - #NCPs. They are invaluable in helping spread the word about the wonderful world of VET and in supporting local VET-event organisers in getting their message out and gaining publicity for their events.
Discover our growing library of engaging VET stories on the 2022 European Vocational Skills website, including Hybrid lab installationand I gained a lot of experience that will serve me in my life.
How did the fantastic VET Excellence Awards begin? How did the different categories evolve? What has stayed the same and who were the nominees and winners this year and in past editions?
Find the answers and explore highlights from the first 6 editions of the flagship VET Excellence Awards (2016-2022) in this online feature dedicated to celebrating all VET stakeholders throughout the years.
In case you missed the European Vocational Skills Week 2022 (May 16-20), here’s a quick visualisation to help you glean all the key events and activities that made it an unforgettable week.
Read reflective quotes from speakers. Discover fun facts and figures on the events and their online attendance: Which countries took part the most? How many people voted in the flagship VET Excellence Awards?