How does the VET Toolbox work ?
Public and private institutions from a partner country undergoing a VET and labour market reform can submit electronically a request to the VET Toolbox. The VET Toolbox Coordination Hub assesses the request and, if the request is eligible, defines the support intervention in dialogue with the requesting institution. Then the short term expertise is selected and fielded to work with the requesting institution/s in the partner country to find the most appropriate solution to the support requested.
The VET Toolbox will be happy to receive requests from public authorities, social partners and private institutions. These can be ministries responsible for VET and employment policies; national vocational authorities and regulatory bodies; training funds; quality assurance/examination organisations; public and private VET training institutions; VET pre-service and in-service instructor training institutions; national, regional and sectorial business and professional associations; civil society organizations; as well as national and international enterprises involved in VET partnerships. EU Delegations and country offices of the European implementing agencies can support partner institutions when requesting support from the VET Toolbox.
How to access ?
1. Read the guidelines. Any questions ? Contact us on email@example.com.
2. Fill in the request form and attach any relevant supporting documents.
3. Submit your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VET Toolbox thematic expertise areas include the following:
The use of VET system and labour-market analysis to strengthen evidence-based policy making and programming: this can include providing expertise on the use of labour market information systems, rapid labour market assessments, gap analysis tools, employment labour market assessments, skills anticipation studies.
Private sector involvement in VET and labour market activities: this can include providing expertise on involving the private sector in sustainable mechanisms of consultation and cooperation, financing, governance, training delivery, career guidance, Public-Private Partnerships, participation in advisory councils, curriculum development, definition of assessment standards, management of training centres.
Strengthening the inclusion of vulnerable groups in VET and formal and informal labour market activities: this can include providing expertise on working on recognition of prior learning; mechanisms of social dialogue in VET system; improving VET for vulnerable groups; perception of VET opportunities for disadvantaged groups including for women; upgrading skills for the (in)formal sector; job placement with a focus on vulnerable groups; affirmative action initiatives for young women; promotion of methodologies for special needs, etc.
FINANCING INNOVATIVE PILOTS THAT PROMOTE INCLUSION OF VULNERABLE GROUPS IN THE FORMAL AND INFORMAL LABOUR MARKET THROUGH VET
Initiatives that are innovative, have upscaling potential, provide value for money, are sustainable and are based on local ownership have a particularly high chance of receiving support from the VET Toolbox.
How does the grant funding work?
Thematic scope of the grant funding
The VET Toolbox will fund those initiatives that aim to develop tools and mechanisms to strengthen inclusive VET, creating barrier-free access and communication and PR campaigns with a focus on inclusiveness for particular disadvantaged groups.
SHARING BEST PRACTICE, METHODS AND TOOLS
To encourage networking, dialogue and exchange of experiences through a web-based platform, local and regional seminars and twinning.