The purpose of this community is to support the activities of the Thematic working group on professional development of trainers in vocational education and training (VET).
The Thematic working group on professional development of trainers in VET was launched in February 2012. It is part of European cooperation in education and training ('ET2020').
Members of the group come from ministries, national bodies and training and research centres in the Member States.
The group aims to identify examples of effective policies and practice and to consider how policies can support vocational trainers in the workplace with:
(a) their role and tasks;
(b) the competences that they need;
(c) ways of validating the competences they acquire and
(d) opportunities to keep their knowledge, skills and competence up-to-date.
The outcomes of the work of the group will contribute to European cooperation on vocational education and training (the Bruges Communique).