Four years ago, in 2016, CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) surveyed Europeans in order to know what they thought about Vocational Education and Training. More than 35 000 interviews were conducted and the results were very interesting: even though 2 out of 3 citizens have a positive image of VET and 87% of students are happy with their work-related skills because it allows them to find a job quickly, 84% of EU citizens agree general education still has a more positive image than VET and 3 out of 4 consider that VET is the choice of low-grade students.
One of the challenges we aim to tackle in the VETFest Project is the low social recogntion of its qualifications compared to more traditional pathways. What do you think of these numbers? Have they changed much? Check this link for complete information.