VETY: Vocational education and training for young people
The partnership among different institutions from different countries were based on educational institutions, companies and other social partners. All the countries, which were included in the project,come across a similar problem, which is the lack of the youths’ interest for attending vocational education.

Despite the variety of educational programs available in the professional field and the interest of the companies to employ workers with such knowledge and skills, the situation in the market is completely different. Furthermore, the structure of the enrollment of the primary school pupils to secondary school education is not promising as regards the earlier mentioned problem.The number of pupils wanting to enter the grammar schools increases every year, on the other hand the number of pupils interested in acquiring vocational education is decreasing. Companies have to daily face the problem of the lack of qualified workers for certain posts. Some types of occupation are even disappearing.

In order to help solving this problem, the partners involved in VETY project, decided to prepare the promotional materials which can help to make vocational education more appealing to the pupils. Our target group were the youths from 10-15 years old, who were actively participate in round tables and workshops which were run during their visit in some companies. The contents of the promotional materials and round tables link to the results of the previously executed comparative analysis. Namely, each individual partner country was execute a research investigating the main reasons for a low interest for vocational education and presented the current situation, regarding this problem, in their own country. On the basis of the acquired results, the comparative analysis was executed. The results of the analysis presented the basis for all the following activities in developing the promotional materials and in preparing the workshops dealing with this topic.

At the end of the project we predicted that this approach can help us and other similar institution exchange the examples of good practice in the field of promoting vocational education. We believe that we managed to develop a joint strategy, which is going to have a long-term effect on the youths’ decisions regarding their involvement in vocational education.

Duration of the project

2 years from August 2008 to July 2010

Programme Framework

Lifelong Learning - Leonardo da Vinci - Partnership


Slovenia: School Centre Ptuj (Vocational school)


DC VISION (SME) - Czech Republic

PAPOS Technikal (Vocational school) - Cypro

Shulungszentrum Fohnsdorf (Training center - Vocational school) - Austria

Local Partner

Vocational Educational and Traning Schools and SME's


1. Project Management

2. Scenarios of Using the Instruments of a Future European Learning Space

3. Analysis of Obstacles and Favourable Conditions

4. Quality and Evaluation Plan

5. Dissemination

6. Exploitation