EU Sources - Report stresses importance of vocational training - February 29, 2016

Participants at a conference organised by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research on 26 January discussed a study on the role of VET in educating young people in seven EU Member States. The study shows how vocational education and training (VET) provision can continue to be enhanced in order to boost the opportunities of young people in Europe as they enter the labour market. The participation of the social partners can be a strong driver for matching VET programmes with labour market requirements. In some countries, stronger involvement on the part of trade unions, in particular, could prove helpful.

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