A promising future for Vocational Education

A promising future for Vocational Education

The encouragement and development of human capital is inextricably linked with the competitiveness, resilience and the future of European Union. The rapidly change of the working world rise a great number of challenges along with opportunities in front of VET system.

The technological developments such as digitalization, robotics and artificial intelligence have brought up to the surface a great amount of structural changes that go hand in hand with the changes in the educational sector. As a result, the investments in human capital have a political dimension in order to secure the modernization efforts.  The developed new business model, based on the “shared economy” is reshaping the traditional forms of work organizations, as well as the relationships between the employee and the employer. Upon this ground the future of the VET systems in Europe seems very promising and demanding at the same time. Until 2030, the vocational education should offer inclusive and superior training, providing to the students more opportunities for economic and social cohesion. The VET of 2030 should encourage the competitiveness and growth of sustainable development, by fostering the democratic citizenship and European values. More specifically the future of Vocational education in Europe will includes three important pillars:

·The development of competences, qualifications and skills that will enhance the employability and support the personal development.

·The provision of an innovative and attractive quality for everyone.

·The encouragement of diversified and quality assured systems that will foster excellence, efficacy and inclusion, supported by governance funding.

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