Vocational Education and Training 2035 – three scenarios for vocational education and training in Europe

Coverbild: BWP 3/2020
Ausgabe/Jahr (Jahrgang) 3/2020 (49)
Seite(n) 17-21

Will vocational education and training in Europe increasingly become a marginal phenomenon as a result of the informatisation of society, the polarisation of the labour market, the overall trend towards higher education and the growing significance of general competencies? Or will VET enjoy a renaissance in future following the establishment of higher vocational education and training and by virtue of concerted policy endeavours to combat youth unemployment and the skilled worker shortage, such as the European Alliance for Apprenticeships? This article presents scenarios for the future of vocational education and training currently being discussed in Europe which were developed within the scope of a CEDEFOP project.