- This forum will be a meeting point for VET providers, labour market main actors and governments to create solutions for the main challenges in education field
- DESTINE project and its partners are aligned with this initiative that highlights the virtues of VET
The Centres of Vocational Excellence Community of Practice wil organise the Forum on Vocational Excellence 2023 in Amsterdam on 25th and 26th of September. The aim of the forum will be focusing on inspiring examples on VET, bringing together the people involved, sharing knowledge and best practices. The DESTINE project and its partners are aligned with this initiative that highlights the virtues of VET. The forum promotes VET as a way that provides workers updated tools, that fulfill the latest needs and demands of society. Between those tools, there are included the ones that ensure values such as inclusion, inclusion and tolerance, values that DESTINE project promotes.
This forum will be a meeting point for VET providers, labour market main actors and governments to create solutions for the main challenges in education field. The synergies that are created by those bodies through the CoVEs focus on offering good quality education and training, in line with society’s needs, and offering additional services like applied research, innovation of professions and sharing context rich learning environments that are used for initial and continuous education and training alike.
Education and training (VET) providers, employers and governments have a shared responsibility to make sure the skills workforce acquires are up to date with the latest needs and demands of society. This means curricula need to be revised regularly, both in terms of content and form, and new skills, like green skills, digital skills will be added. Furthermore, social and professional skills to work across boundaries of the own sector, the own country and the own type of profession are paramount to be able to address the complex society challenges. Also, applied research and innovation in VET are incredibly important to share the latest developments with small and medium enterprises in the skills ecosystems, find proof of concepts for companies and stimulate the green and digital transition in our societies.
The aspects mentioned above will be covered in the Forum on Vocational Excellence 2023. On the first day, 25th September, visitors will be able to dive into the Dutch VET system by going on a site visit of your choice to one of the Dutch public private partnerships in VET. In these public private partnerships, VET providers, Universities of Applied Science, regional governments, employers and other stakeholders in the regional skills ecosystem are working on innovation in education, Life Long Learning, applied research, sharing facilities and creating networks to ensure students and workers have the right skills to do their job. On the second day, 26th September, a plenary programme will be held, taking the perspectives of high level policy makers, students, companies and CoVE project leaders. This event will be hybrid, as some of the workshops that will follow the plenary.
In case you want to register your event, you can click HERE to access the registration platform.
About ERASMUS +
Erasmus+ 2021-2027 is the European Union’s renewed programme in the fields of education and training, youth and sport, offering opportunities for all people and in all education sectors (School Education, Professional Training, Higher Education and Adult Education). This new Erasmus+ is more international, more inclusive, more digital and greener, supporting digital transformation, inclusion and diversity, as well as the environment and the fight against climate change. With a budget of more than €28 billion, it will fund learning-related mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million people of all ages and from all backgrounds. “This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”
The Erasmus + DESTINE (DivErSity and Tolerance IN E-Environment) project was born with the aim of promoting online professional training that ensures support for diversity, inclusion and tolerance, providing the necessary tools for all professionals and students to adapt to the e-learning methodology. DESTINE focuses especially on those vocational training students who need a learning environment adapted to their needs.