The International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training offers a platform for the players in international cooperation in VPET to engage in open dialogue and share good practices. The Congress provides global networking and expertise transfer opportunities, promoting bilateral and multilateral cooperation and the status of vocational and professional education and training throughout the world. This professional event attracts an international audience from the fields of education, politics and business. It is addressed in particular at VPET decision-makers and specialists from public administration, educational institutions, businesses and associations.
The 3rd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training will be held from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Winterthur, Switzerland, under the motto Skills for Employability and Careers. The first two congresses in 2014 and 2016 having focused on VPET systems, the 2018 event will concentrate on the individual and career opportunities provided by VPET. Faced with constant change and rapid digitalisation in the world of work, both individuals and companies must constantly reassess. The VPET system must also be able to meet the needs of individuals and companies with offerings that respond to developments in the economy and that provide lifelong learning opportunities.
The 2018 International Congress on VPET will look at the challenges in adapting to the needs of the labour market in a rapidly changing and digitalised world, vertical and horizontal system permeability, lifelong learning and curriculum development in VPET.