This report focuses on co-working spaces and their relevance to Vocational Education and Training (VET). Each co-working space has a specific community associated with it, whose members typically work in small groups or as individuals. Just as in larger companies an employee’s value is improved through training and continuous professional development, successful co-working spaces have understood that the provision of skills training is a critical part of providing value to their members. This training may be facilitated by the space itself but is usually driven by each individual’s curiosity and desire to learn.
Co-working spaces, therefore, should be viewed as part of the overall VET landscape. There is much that these spaces and traditional VET environments can learn from each other.
The toolkit provided in this document for individuals, companies and teachers in co-working spaces will stimulate education and skills development. Equally the VET sector can adopt and integrate learning methods and techniques available in the co-working environments into their own teaching structures.
The toolkit is part of an Erasmus+ funded project, InnovatiVET.
The report is available in English, Danish, Italian, Slovenian and Finnish on InnovatiVET's webpage: www.innovativet.eu