At the 65th Spring Congress of the Society for Human Factors and Ergonomics (GfA) in Dresden, Prof. Dr. Klaus J. Zink, Scientific Director of the Institute for Technology and Work at the TU Kaiserslautern and Senior Research Professor "Industrial Management and Human Factors" in the Department of Economics at the TU, was awarded honorary membership of the GfA. With this he is honoured for his outstanding achievements and merits within the GfA.
People with disabilities continue to be disproportionately excluded from the labour market Europe-wide. Vocational education and training (VET) plays a crucial role, as it acts as the joint between school education and the working world. How information and communication technologies (ICT) can be helpful in making VET more inclusive and therefore in better preparing learners for the labour market is the content of the ERASMUS+ project EICON. Project partners just met in Germany for the first of a series of several meetings to exchange good practice and to develop effective solutions.