A key part of the mission of the European Training Foundation is to support the EU external services in designing and implementing effective assistance programmes aimed at making education and training a driver of growth, jobs and inclusion in partner countries.
At the request of the Commission’s Directorate General for International Partnerships, the ETF was asked to deliver a training course on vocational education and training for external assistance personnel worldwide.
The first module, which focused on understanding skills needs and analysing VET systems and policies, took place online over 5 days in May-June 2021. Staff from 23 EU Delegations around the world took part. The second module, which concentrates on designing and monitoring VET support programmes, will be delivered on 11-12, 18-19 and 23 November 2021.
“Providing people with job relevant skills boosts their employability and – alongside other interventions – can promote growth, employment and social integration” said ETF Director Cesare Onestini. “Vocational education and training is therefore an important instrument in the development toolbox.”
The European Training Foundation is the EU agency supporting countries surrounding the European Union to reform their education, training and labour market systems.