Lifelong Learning

Reviewing and Reviving VET Practices

Vilnius (LT), April 2012 - The Revive-VET project addresses the European priority of contributing to the development of lifelong learning. It suggests reviewing and reviving Vocational Education and Training (VET) practices with the focus on the improvement of quality, attractiveness, and accessibility.

While some VET actors are advanced and integrated into online professional communities, others are still operating under old and "inefficient" mechanisms, struggling hard with old-fashioned practice methods.

The project addresses the need to develop the key skills and competences (in particular digital and technological competences) of VET teachers and trainers, as well as institution managers in any sector.

Another priority area addressed by the project is to improve quality-assurance practices at VET institutions. The project will exploit former Leonardo and other projects in the area of quality assurance in order to prepare VET institutions to transfer guidelines, tools, and products aiming at the implementation and use of the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework.

The project consortium has extensive European expertise and skills in the fields covered by the effort's objectives. Institutional cases and a peer reviewing community will be built during the activities, and VET institutions will create professional-quality online networks.

Quality criteria will be agreed upon among international expert groups for VET institutional activity measurement against EU requirements and quality schemes. These results and activities will have a very effective impact on VET institutions and on teachers and trainers in LLL.