ETF/INTPA Training on VET and Skills Development (11-12, 18-19, 23 November)

The ETF was entrusted by DG INTPA to design and organise two 5-day online training courses for VET programme managers in EU delegations worldwide, as well as interested staff in the EC headquarters. 


The two training courses aim at increasing participants’ knowledge on vocational education and training (VET) and skills development, in relation to the broader economic and social contexts. They share concrete methods and tools to support their work in terms of: 

  • analysis of partner countries’ skills needs, VET systems and policies (course 1) and of 

  • design of EU support programmes to VET (course 2) 

Both courses are designed in a highly interactive method, providing a combination of conceptual/methodological/research based content and practical and hands-on exercises based on real-life cases. 

The second training course which will take place on 11-12,18-19 and 23 November 2021 will complement the first one and will focus on the EU support provided to VET systems and policies, through the programme/project cycle inside an EU delegation. It will target staff with a medium/advanced level (including those who will have followed the first course, but prior attendance to the first course is not a pre-condition). 

The training will cover VET programming and policy processes, around: 

  • the “logic of intervention”: current challenges for VET reforms and priority areas of focus (eg: green transition, employability, migration and informal economy), critical pillars of VET systems and policies, key success factors and added value of EU financial assistance to VET, intervention modality and financing instruments according to priority support objectives, outputs and outcomes defined, risks and assumptions. 

  • the specificities of the different phases of the programming cycle: issues’ identification, design of programme, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Subjects covered here would include: data and indicators, donors’ coordination, policy dialogue, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. 

Learning outcomes

At the end of the training, participants should know how to develop an intervention logic and monitor a programme in the VET field. As part of this, they should be prepared to consider classic or current context-related challenges for skills development, which should be mainstreamed into VET systems and policies, including related to the green transition and the digitalisation of economies and societies.

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