The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK) has had a digital agenda led by the Ministry of Information Society and Administration since 2008. The key players in the development of digital skills in vocational education and training (VET) are the Ministry of Education and Science, the Centre for Vocational Education and Training (VET Centre), the Centre for Adult Education, the Bureau for the Development of Education and the State Education Inspectorate.
The VET Strategy 2013–2020 and the Law on Adult Education (2008) stress the value of digital technology in adult distance learning programmes. Together with the relevant ministries, digital learning in continuing VET is supported by:
• the Adult Education Centre, an independent agency whose mission is to promote formal and non-formal adult education that is functional, modern and in line with EU standards;
• the Centre for Vocational Education and Training (VET Centre), an independent agency established by the government in 2006, which has a central role in the VET system. In particular, it is responsible for disseminating new ideas, including digital and online learning in initial and continuing VET.
The Adult Education Centre quality assures continuing VET programmes and the Ministry of Education and Science licenses continuing training providers.