Centers of Vocational Excellence explained
The European Commission has launched an initiative to establish transnational Platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence with the support of the Erasmus+ programme. CoVEs aim to drive innovation and excellence in vocational education and training, by bringing together a wide range of local partners such as VET providers (at both secondary and tertiary levels), employers, chambers, research centres, development agencies, employment services, and social partners (among others), to co-create "skills ecosystems" that contribute to regional economic and social development, innovation, and smart specialisation strategies. The new call for proposals is expected in October.
If you would like to learn more about the CoVEs: check the online conference Tknika organized on 16 June where five pilot CoVE projects will present their work in the field of advanced manufacturing, open design, cloud based learning, water and the Internet of Things.