Jobs requiring medium qualification levels still outnumber those requiring a university degree – so the benefits of acquiring vocational education and training are obvious.
Find out more about vocational education from Euroguidance - Resource Centres for Vocational Guidance
Vocational schemes tie in with the apprenticeship system – both feature a mix of practical work experience and theory. They can take place at secondary, post-secondary or further education level, but are not equivalent to higher education.
If you're a student, you can improve your work-related skills through placements in different countries under the Erasmus+ Programme.
Greater recognition for vocational learning
There are several European initiatives to enhance the recognition and quality of skills and qualifications gained through vocational schemes: