Cometa Formazione (CF) is a VET centre educating students coming mostly from disadvantaged groups (with a migration background, disabilities, low skills and obsolete qualifications, a drop-out history, and learning disabilities). It is the Italian Centre of Excellence of the UNESCO-UNEVOC international network, promoting good practices and advocacy on SDGs and innovation in VET. CF has developed an innovative model of VET to address the major societal challenges in the next decades. The developed pedagogical approach of Inclusive Excellence (Mele and Nardi, 2018; Nardi et al., 2018), provides students with high quality professional skills, and also carefully fosters their social and emotional skills. CF has an applied-research Centre involving more than 20 internal teachers, tutors and staff members. CF is active in training for trainers, organizing workshops for national and international education providers and institutions.