Since a number of years, organisations active in vocational education and training (VET) throughout Europe try to become more inclusive, as to implement high quality education for all citizens. Recently, digitalisation gained relevance on their agenda as well, as it is considered the cornerstone of the digital transformation of EU business and society with the promise of an enormous growth potential for Europe. However, the digital transformation of VET proved itself to be far more complex than just to procure and use pieces of information and communication technology (ICT). Due to this complexity, VET organisations find themselves in the dilemma to either split their resources or drop one of their ambitious goals. The ERASMUS+ project EICON found a third option, discarding this “either-or” restriction, and identified synergies between inclusion and digitalisation in VET. First results to be used by VET organisations are now available.
The conference "Digitalisation in care - Potential for better work organisation and higher job satisfaction? " has to be cancelled at short notice due to the current situation regarding the corona virus. The organisers are currently examining with the responsible project management organisation to what extent the latter will support a postponement of the conference.
Heinz-Dieter Schunk GmbH & Co. Spanntechnik KG from Mengen was awarded the special prize for particularly promising concepts and new approaches at the presentation of the IHK Education Prize 2020 in Berlin. The prize honours outstanding commitment in the area of training and further education and was awarded to the company for its inclusion project "Change of Perspective", in which trainees get to know the everyday work routine in the neighbouring OWB workshop.