Agenda announced for European Vocational Skills Week 2018

A packed agenda, that includes a wide range of events and networking opportunities, has been announced for this year’s European Vocational Skills Week.

Taking place in Vienna, Austria, from November 5 – November 9, the event timetable includes a conference on the future of professional and technical education and training, site visits, an “Open Minds” evening, and an award nominees celebration. You can see the agenda for the overview of Vienna’s activities here. Detailed agendas for European Vocational Skills week activities can be found here.

In conjunction with the events in Vienna, over 1000 activities are also planned in 46 countries around the continent. Click here to see what is happening around Europe under this year’s banner, #DiscoverYourTalent. Events around Europe are organized by learners, parents, companies, business organisations, social partners, education and training providers, adult learning organisations, chambers and other professional organisations, researchers, career counsellors, public authority representatives and the general public.

What is the European Vocational Skills Week about?

Professional and technical education and training offers people of all ages an excellent opportunity to develop skills, prepare for jobs, and improve employability. Through the European Vocational Skills Week the European Commission seeks raise awareness of the wide range of opportunities available through vocational training, and encourage more people to participate and learn what it has to offer.

Visit the European Vocational Skills Week website to learn more about #EUVocationalSkills.

Photo: An artist puts participants’ ideas to paper at the 2017 European Vocational Skills Week, courtesy The European Commission’s Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Directorate General Flickr.