Strengthening vocational education and training (VET) pathways is an important way to help provide companies with a skilled workforce and, simultaneously, facilitate young people’s transition from education to employment. The conference presented a study on the role of VET in educating young people in seven EU member states. In particular, it is important to promote and increase the attractiveness of apprenticeships. Putting the framework conditions in place that allow cost-effective engagement for employers and developing the provision of career guidance for young people are crucial aspects to address. The study „Vocational Education and Training for Young People in Europe – Fostering mutual learning, forging the future together puts forward appropriate policy recommendations to cope with this challenge.

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