Monday marked the launch of the European Vocational Skills Week in Helsinki. The Week is an initiative from the European Commission to raise awareness about vocational education and training (VET) and increase its attractiveness.
Throughout 2019, events and activities are taking place across Europe as part of the Week, aiming to make VET more of an appealing proposition, and help young people and adults reach their full potential.
Over 1,300 events from 45 countries have been registered as part of the Week, and the numbers keep growing! The events taking place all over Europe – locally, regionally and nationally – will showcase the immense opportunities offered by VET for young people, adults and companies.
It is not too late take part!
While the actual Week is taking place now in Helsinki, there are plenty of events that still need to happen until the end of the year. You can check the events in the interactive map on the initiative’s official website. There might be interesting events very close to you!
For VET organisations, educational institutions, public authorities and job-market stakeholders, the Week provides a unique promotional opportunity. Event organisers have access to promotional materials and will also gain visibility on the official European Vocational Skills Week website. No matter how large or small the event, the size of the budget or footfall, as long as the event is taking place during 2019 it can still be registered on the European Vocational Skills Week 2019 website.
In addition, the Week promotes VET-related experiences from individuals, organisations, and event and activity organisers, so as to inspire others and raise awareness of VET. Become a testimonial and share a story by simply completing the online form. The best stories will be promoted across EU channels.
Join the Week of #EUVocationalSkills and #DiscoverYourTalent.