VET Quality Label for Centres of Excellence

The EVTA working plan for 2015-2017 assumed quality as a key for VET systems improvement. Funded by the Erasmus+ programme, the implementation of general activities such as dissemination, lobbying, organisation of conferences and events, is focused on promoting innovation and excellence in VET as means to increase the interest of youth and parents on VET as a meaningful path towards employment and to improve the training offer and services making them more effective.


Centres of excellence are VET centres under ongoing innovation and with elements of distinction versus the average VET training centre service provisions.  To be considered as a Centre of Excellence, they need to keep pace with technological and innovative changes from different points of view, such as:

  • innovation of centers’ facilities, structural organisation and acquisition of technologies;
  • relationship with the most innovative companies in the field of reference, for trainings and for job placements;
  • updating of related job profiles, curriculum and training programmes;
  • technological, methodological and pedagogical upgrading of trainers;

They should also reach relevant results in terms of learning outcomes guaranteed to their customers and significant results in terms of social utility.