Executive Team The Executive Team is responsible for overseeing EfVET operations being responsible for all legal and non-legal matters. Appointed by the Steering Committee (of which they are part of), the Executive Team is composed by 4 Members and 2 co-opted Members, appointed by their expertise in specific sectors.
In our strategy that covered the years 2019-2021 we sought to achieve pole position as a leading organization for VET providers and be in the forefront to set the European VET agenda responding to the needs and aspirations of VET providers. As an organization we also sought to increase our efforts to provide a better service to our members and to strength the capacity building of our Office in Brussels. The new Constitution and the improvement in our communication with members bear witness to a successful restructuring process that is giving positive results.
We have achieved these objectives in many different ways but there is still much work to be done to accomplish our ambition to be the foremost European VET Training Providers’ Association that excels in its networking, exchange of experiences among members and provides a substantive contribution to the VET debate in Europe and beyond.
Our next step is to continue building a solid organization that serves its members and change to ensure relevancy to the challenging times in the post COVID19 context and Industry 4.0.
In achieving its aspiration and mission EfVET will continue to act as:
In order to be of service to its members and the wider community, EfVET will anchor its operations for the years 2022-2026 to the following eight strategic directions:
Strategic Direction 1: Delivery of a high quality service to our members Strategic Direction 2: Support to National Boards Strategic Direction 3: Use of effective technology and remote working Strategic Direction 4: Catalyst for innovation in VET Strategic Direction 5: Promoters of Work-based Learning Strategic Direction 6: Shareholders with industry and governments Strategic Direction 7: Wider EfVET membership Strategic Direction 8: Advocacy for VET reform in Europe
EfVET’s strategy and policy is formulated by its member colleges, VET institutions and individual members. It will continue to collaborate with but is independent from all government and European and national funding bodies. It raises its funding from membership subscription and public and private grants and sponsorships.
EfVET’s mission to enhance VET provision (pedagogy, programme development and student-centered approaches) across all member colleges and educational institutions through an active network of training providers, employers and practitioners in vocational education and training and lifelong learning. Our overall objective is the welfare and employability of all students (including disadvantaged groups) and their learning development, their very important soft skills, (the holistic perspective to the person) and the focus on educational development in general and for teachers.
It continues to represent its members in European forums and VET events across the world.
These strategic objectives serve to focus on the essential vocation for which this organization has been established thirty years ago. We are indebted to the founders of EfVET and their vision and it is our ambition that these strategic goals for the next five years will spearhead a more streamlined approach to our work, produce better outputs and engage our members more often and in as many activities as possible. EfVET wants to be added value to the Principals of Colleges, VET Schools, Rectors of Higher Education Institutions and other stakeholders who cherish this form of education and training of young people and of a country’s workforce.
As with the previous strategic directions taken we want to continue our internal capacity building and increase our outreach service as much as we possibly can. These are our two overarching ambitions also for the next five years. Internal capacity building with more effective communication between our central office and our network of members and an outreach programme that engages more members in projects that yield substantive contributions to the content and proactive of VET at European level and beyond.
To sustain an organisational structure that delivers quality services to its members based on advanced and updated knowledge and practice of VET and transparency, effectiveness and timeliness in its administrative operations.
To support EfVET National Boards across Europe and ensure that their activities are given financial support, wider visibility and successes shared among all EfVET members.
To ensure that the organization uses technology to enhance the effectiveness of its operations and consider remote working as part and parcel of the normal office routine.
To manage and use data gathered from networking, projects and partnerships to bring change in VET and in particular through the dissemination of good practices and the support of practitioners’ continuous improvement and that of their learning institutions, carrying out applied research and establishing a think-tank on Higher VET involving higher education institutions.
To contribute to and actively support developments in work-based learning in the context of industry-driven qualifications, Industry 4.0 and community-oriented curricula based on online learning or hybrid methods of learning.
To establish a special rapport with industry at European level and engage employers in a more structured dialogue with VET providers to promote digital-based learning environments.
To enhance EfVET’s investment in more resources and attract new members in EfVET while leading a process that facilitates the setting up of a Confederation of European VET Providers and one governing role in European institutions.
To act as leaders in the advocacy for VET design that is practical, contextualized and with high probability of positive impact on the learning processes of students and their employability and the capacity building of teachers and practitioners in light of the experiences of COVID 19 and Industry 4.0.