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European Vocational Skills Week
News article4 April 2024Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion1 min read

“Meet the Champions of Excellence” inspires youth towards vocational career paths

More than 500 participants, including some 400 young people, attended the flagship event of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission in person. More than 300 participants tuned in online from across the EU. 


A warm thank-you to the many hundreds of young people, employers and training professionals who joined in the Meet the Champions of Excellence event in Brussels on 23 February to showcase and celebrate vocational pathways to rewarding careers. 

The day was all about highlighting vocational education and training as an effective learning and career path to quality jobs. For the young people attending, it was an occasion to meet with and watch demonstrations by 35 young champions from recent WorldSkills, EuroSkills and Abylimpics competitions. 

Read the whole article here and find out about:

- Reflections from EESC President and European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights 

- A vibrant exhibition floor 

- Champions have their say about the future of skills 

- Takeaways from the workshops