Education, training and skills
Labour market needs should be put at the centre of vocational education and training through developing stronger partnerships between education providers and employers. This is important for meeting employers’ skills needs; fostering an entrepreneurial mindset; expanding a culture of life-long learning; and facilitating the transition from education to work.
In particular, BusinessEurope advocates the principles of work-based learning and the strengthening of dual-learning elements in member states’ existing systems. Young people’s transition from education to employment can be facilitated by expanding access to dual-learning systems, such as in the form of apprenticeships.
To ensure the quality of education and training and its relevance to the long-term needs of individuals and companies, resource efficient investment is needed. This should be done on a cost-sharing basis between those who benefit from education – the state, companies, young people and workers.
|EU youth employment and up-skilling is essential to transform Europe||01/07/2020|
|Better education and skills for a more competitive Europe||17/01/2018|
|EU employers: For better apprenticeships, better policy needed||05/10/2017|
|BusinessEurope's views on the idea of a framework on traineeships - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Commissioner Laszlo Andor||22/11/2013|