Creating the future


Vocational Education and Training together


the VET learner of the future

The annual conference

of the associations of

European Providers of Vocational Education and Training

Nova Gorica Slovenia, November 9th 2017

Learn from other practices, viewpoints and co-create the future of VET

The future of VET needs to meet requirements in the uncertain future of the development of jobs and their changing qualifications. It is essential that this future is shaped by VET providers, employers, learners, unions and governments together. A successful VET in Europe depends also on European, national, regional and providers’ policies that need to be in line and reinforcing each other.

The constructive cooperation of all stakeholders can challenge to realize the 21st century skills requirements.

Join in the program, share your ideas, be an important part of the VET network and turn home enriched with new ideas and put them into practice.

After the conference, you will be a member of a VET network which you can use in your professional development to create the future of VET.

Check out the program!

The conference venue is at the School Center of Nova Gorica.

Right in the middle of VET practice!

Moderator, René van Schalkwijk

president of Euprovet

9.30 -9.40 Welcome speech, Egon Pipan

VET is where the students are! The future of VET is the future of our students.

9.45- 10.00

 Speaker from the Slovenian Ministry of Education Science and Sports

How Slovenia understands the challenge of future VET and how does it implement at different governmental levels together with the stakeholders

10.00- 10.15

Dana Bachman, head of Unit in DG Employment for Unit for VET, Apprenticeships and Adult learning

VET after 2020:  The contribution of EU policy to future VET

Generating ideas for the future through networking

Increase your net-worth through net-work

10.30- 12.15

Network meeting 1

Technology Enhanced Learning-TEL

Technology enhanced learning enables new choices for learners. Flexible learning focuses on giving learners choice in the pace, place and mode of their learning, assisted and promoted through appropriate pedagogical practice, supported and enhanced through technology enhanced learning. Technology can enable new approaches as to how learning is delivered and assessed, and can make certain pedagogic approaches viable and scalable. Technology enhanced learningoffers opportunities for personalised learning with the learners finding their own pathway through learning material; and support with various devices and systems so that learners can choose their preferred platform. From an institutional perspective, Technology enhanced learning can offer new opportunities for flexibility in learning and more flexible schemes of study. VET providers and other stakeholders can take the challenge to build an EU community of practice on Technology enhanced learning.

Network meeting 2

The Millennials and generation Z

The Millennial and Z generations are the largest in the history and when they reach their prime working and spending years, their impact on the economy is going to be huge. They have come of age during a time of technological change, globalization and economic disruption. That’s given them a different set of behaviour and experiences from their parents. They have been slower to move out on their own, and have shown different attitudes to ownership that have helped spawn a “sharing economy.” They’re also the first generations of digital natives, and their affinity for technology helps shape how they live, educate, work. Their perception of living, educating and working differs very much from their parents, teachers, employers.

These are just some of the trends that will shape the new Millennial and Z economy.

Stakeholders have a huge challenge and the opportunity to design the future of VET for millennials and generation Z according to their trends by sharing positive ideas for collaboration between each other.


Network meeting 3

VET- out of the box

Many discussions on VET have a rather predictable nature. But, stakeholders know their interests, there is a big skills mismatch in the market, lots of early school-leavers. Young generations find the existing education system boring.  A very chaotic situation.

Let’s get out of the box or maybe into another box. Use your imagination according to the quote of Albert Einstein:

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand”

Join and challenge your imagination as a learner, teacher, policy advisor or company director to create the system that supports everyone in developing his/her own potential. Everything can become a reality.

12.15 – 13.30


13.30 – 13.45

Regional collaboration in VET: Getting things done in VET education.

Company and VET provider working together for future VET

Milos Pozar (Mahle) and Adrijana Hodak (School Center Nova Gorica)

13.45 -14.00

The reality check on our perspective of the future VET.

How students see their future and what they ask VET stakeholders.

Listen to future voters, employees, self-employed multi professionals.

People who will judge of what we do today.

Generating ideas for the future through networking  

Increase your net-worth through net-work


The network meetings will be repeated this afternoon. We offer you a second chance to get energized by a new subject. Feel free to catch the flow of the morning network session with new insights and people.


Not a panel discussion.

Instead of listening to panellists speak and discuss we will arrange an interactive discussion with the all the conference visitors and the speakers.

You are now at centre stage

What did you find important to share with everybody, what questions do you have for speakers, what have you learned, what should be done next, what would you like to contribute etc.

Drinks and Dinner