European Vocational Skills Week 2018

European Vocational Skills Week is Europe’s annual celebration of vocational education and training. Join us at an event near you, to be inspired and to seize exciting opportunities. Discover your talent!

The 3rd European Vocational Skills Week will be organised in Vienna, Austria, from 5 to 9 November 2018
In addition to the events to be organised by the European Commission and the Austrian presidency, national, regional and local events will take place associated with the Week.

Based on the growing level of interest from all stakeholders in 2016 and 2017, we hope that the EVSW 2018 will reach out to an even higher number of learners (young and adults), parents, big enterprises, SMEs, chambers, VET centres, schools, guidance services, social partners and other stakeholders.

Why are we doing this?
Because we believe. Every single person is talented. Some talents may be obvious, some still hidden.

Vocational education and training is a smart choice, is fun, and leads to excellence in education, high-quality jobs and increased employability.

There are great vocational training opportunities that successfully prepare you for interesting and challenging careers, as well as active engagement in society. Vocational education and training is a desirable option for people of all ages, and prepares people for jobs the world over.

Quality training develops the creative and innovative potential of learners. Upskilling and reskilling throughout life is key to improved job opportunities and better integration in society.

Lifelong learning enhances social inclusion, diversity, and active citizenship.

How can you join?
We are inviting all stakeholders: learners, parents, companies, business organisations, social partners, education and training providers, adult learning organisations, chambers and other professional organisations, researchers, career counsellors, public authorities, and society at large to get involved.

For more information, please send a message to the organisers of the European Vocational Skills Week.

Stay tuned for regular news, updates, announcements and start of registration for local, regional and national events and activities. You can also join in on all the action on twitter #DiscoverYourTalent or #EUVocationalSkills