Promoting learning to workAbstract

"Enhancing the capacity of vocational education and training at a time of great economic difficulties is essential. No stone should be left unturned in seeking a solution to the crisis. Vocational education and training must become an equal choice and not a second option to university education. Some jobs require university studies but many, many others require hands-on experience best provided through vocational training. We need attractive vocational education and training because it has the power to match jobs and skills, thereby significantly improving employment possibilities for many. With its impressive network established over all these years, Cedefop is ideally placed to lead the way in reinvigorating vocational education and training. Its unique forum, through which best-practice exchanges, expert policy advice and advocacy can be developed, is perhaps more important today than ever before."

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