European Vocational Skills Week: Promoting Professional Education

The Second European Vocational Skills Week in 2017 has come to a close. The week showcased excellence in professional and technical education and training (PTET) and raised awareness of the wide range of opportunities available at PTET institutions.

This message that PTET is a path to a good career was highlighted through a number of meetings in Brussels from 22 to 24 November and more than a thousand of events and activities across Europe associated with the Week from September to December 2017. The meetings in Brussels included a multi-themed VET Day; a business-education summit to mark the completion of the European Pact for Youth; and a colourful closing event including an award ceremony. On 20 and 21 November, there will be opening events at national level, and a national level “Employers Day” respectively.

The Week will be supported by a focussed communication campaign across Europe, including production of videos and brochures, significant on-line social and traditional media promotion, and dissemination of Week-relevant messages.

WFCP member, Tknika produced one such video with the Deputy Minister of the Basque Government, Jorge Arevalo, explaining the importance of supporting professional and technical education and training.

The Week built on the considerable success of last year’s Week, by focussing again on a clear message that excellent VET can be a path to an equally good career to that available through traditional education routes. Visit the website to see the highlights of  the second European Vocational Skills Week.