CESI Insides with CEDEFOP Executive Director Jürgen Siebel

A Klaus Heeger conversation with Jürgen Siebel, the Executive Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP).

In the aftermath of the European Vocational Skills Week 2020, which took place from 9th-13th of November, and the publication of the new Pact for Skills, Klaus Heeger talks with CEDEFOP’s Executive Director, Jürgen Siebel, to reflect on the key role Vocational Education and Training (VET) plays on our societies and what further can be done to promote this tool.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is an important tool for the economic recovery of the coronavirus pandemic. Essential for the reskilling and upskilling of workers, VET also has the potential to play a key role in the green and digital transitions.

How to value VET in comparison to traditional tertiary education paths? How to prepare young people to an ever-changing and dynamic labour market? How to ensure the quality of apprenticeships? What key roles are trade unions to play?

“Dear CESI community embrace the change and shape it!”, Jürgen Siebel’s inspirational last message.

Watch here the conversation.