Digital transformation at heart of Vocational Centres of Excellence
The ETF Network for Excellence, ENE, has just launched in 2022 its Digital initiative, one of eight priorities of the ENE project.
The ENE Digital Sub-initiative demonstrates how digitalisation in education can lead to efficient learning and teaching with the necessary buy-in from relevant stakeholders, specifically teachers and students.
The initiative’s first phase will focus on the digital transformation of teaching and learning clustered into three macro areas: digital content and tools, teachers’ digital competencies and digital pedagogical methods and concrete policy measures. The primary objective is to develop partnerships with both EU and non-EU countries.
Participating Centres of Vocational Excellence will have the opportunity to share knowledge and exchange good practice with each other and with centres located in EU Member States. They will benefit from customised co-operation and coaching programmes as well as access to a pool of experts to further develop their own digital teaching and learning systems.
More information on the ENE Digital initiative can be found on the ETF’s Open Space here.
The ETF Network for Excellence, ENE, mirrors the European Union initiative on Centres of Vocational Excellence under the Erasmus+ programme. Centres of vocational excellence are a driving force for education and training system reform. They contribute to regional skills strategies, promoting employment and regional development by working closely with employers, and responding to learners with personalised learning pathways and the latest technology. Within the ETF's ENE network they encourage the sharing of ideas, practices and experience between VET centres at both national and international levels.
The ETF Network for Excellence is working on the following eight themes:
- Work-based learning
- Pedagogy and professional development for which the ETF has recently launched the Community for Innovative Educators
- Entrepreneurial dimension of vocational excellence
- Industry 4.0 and digitalisation
- Autonomy and institutional development (financing, leadership, governance)
- Going green – supporting sustainable goals
- Smart specialisation – mobilising innovation, ecosystems and SMEs
- Excellence in social inclusion and equity
An overview of the ENE project can be found in the ENE factsheet Digitalisation EN.pdf (europa.eu)
Full details on the ENE project can be found on the dedicated page on the ETF’s Open Space.