The transition to a green – and more digital – economy and society will upend the job market and create new skill needs across sectors and occupations. Europe will have to invest in upskilling and reskilling its workforce.

In this context, vocational education and training (VET) will play an eminent role. For instance, apprenticeships, being closely tied to the labour market, can swiftly adapt, alleviating short-term bottlenecks and ensuring long-term worker employability.

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), in its Briefing Note, provides an overview of the role that VET plays in the green and digital transition, including a set of practical examples, and looks specifically at the skills needed for the transition, as well as the importance of apprentiships.


Digital technology / specialisation

  • Digital skills

Digital skill level

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Geographic Scope - Country

  • European Union

Type of initiative

EU institutional initiative

Target audience

  • Digital skills for the labour force.
  • Digital skills in education.

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