As employers, representing the biggest manufacturing industry in Europe, Ceemet is convinced that a good education policy including excellent Vocational Education and Training (VET), that meets the labour market needs is also key to an effective and sustainable social policy. Therefore, Ceemet would like to actively shape the future of VET by emphasizing the following key messages:
We need to increase both the visibility and attractiveness of VET as a first-class training choice that leads to quality employment in the tech industries by ensuring excellence, permeability and improved career guidance & counselling.
Excellent Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) establishes a basis for Continuous Vocational Education and Training (CVET) which is more and more required by the ever faster changing technologies.
VET systems in Europe should:
Guarantee excellence by ensuring that VET programmes are demand-led, practice-oriented, flexible and responsive;
Be characterised by reinforced cooperation between industry and VET providers
Foster the permeability between different educational pathways, including VET and speed up the transition to customized learning in order to increase its attractiveness;
Be promoted by easily accessible educational and vocational career guidance that is free from gender stereotypes involving (VET) schools, including teachers, and industry.
Guarantee excellent IVET and support CVET.
Read the more about Ceemet's views in the position paper attached on The future of VET Post-2020