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As European countries are starting to ease lockdown measures and some schools are reopening, #CedefopPhotoAward is back for a fifth year to give vocational education and training (VET) learners a chance to have some fun and win amazing prizes.

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In July 2019, the Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO) and the economy ministry (MINGO) launched nation-wide campaigns for the promotion of VET during the main enrolment period in upper secondary education. The enrolment data indicate increased share of students in initial VET, showing that VET is becoming the first choice of many students, including high achievers.

Cedefop has just published a short description of Croatia’s VET system to help understand it better by providing insights into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges. 

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Over 580 VET students competed in WorldSkills Croatia, where they demonstrated their abilities in 43 disciplines. These included, for the first time, categories for students with disabilities and cross-sectoral disciplines in technologically progressive industries, such as robotics and mechatronics. Practical and team work tasks were at the heart of this year’s event, which attracted more than 10 000 visitors.


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Predicting skills trends in a rapidly changing labour market is a cornerstone of policy-making, and Cedefop organised a high-level conference on 13 April to reflect on how to develop further i

Vocational packages were introduced in 2018 to help young people find their way from education and out into the labour market.

Workshop- and craft-laboratories are apprenticeship programmes (Escuelas Taller, Talleres de Em

artificial intelligence to help find continuing professional training and create digital learning spaces

Seek and you shall find. While easily said, the search for a suitable continuing professional training programme is still difficult.