Great practices feature in European Vocational Skills Week

The fourth European Vocational Skills Week, 14-18 October 2019, is living up to the success of the previous years in showcasing a range of outstanding practices in vocational education and training.

This year’s finalists for the European Training Foundation Entrepreneurship Award, the Education Hub, Azerbaijan and the Alexandria University of Egypt have gathered in Helsinki together with finalists from other categories. As well as sharing about their practice, they will participate in events and activities alongside a range of policymakers and practitioners in anticipation of the Awards Celebration on Thursday, 17th October.

The event has been organised in close cooperation with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. A variety of national opening events are also being held in other EU Member States, along with hundreds of VET-related events and activities at local and regional level.

The event is hosting inspiring practices within all four award categories: Companies and Learners, VET Innovators, European Funding for Excellence, and the European Agencies Awards. Subcategories include the European Alliance for Apprenticeship, and Erasmus+ focusing on skills for the future and social inclusion. The Award Jury’s final decision in each category will be difficult!

A public online voting has been organised between 15 September and 15 October 2019.

The 2019 award winners will be selected through a mix of votes from the jury, and the general public, both results weighting 50%. The final results will be revealed on the 17th of October during the Awards Nominees Celebration.

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