Toolkit on strengthening digital competences in VET and higher education

GIZ, 2022 - 2022
Contract value: 52,000 EUR

Digital competences are considered a key competence of the 21st century. But how can digital competences be specifically strengthened in vocational education and training and in higher education? To answer this question, GFA has developed a practice-oriented toolkit for strengthening digital competences in vocational and higher education as part of the VET Toolbox project and on behalf of GIZ. The aim of the toolkit is to provide guidance, inspiration and good practice examples to VET stakeholders and project implementing agencies on how to effectively strengthen digital competences. In the toolkit, experiences and materials from more than 20 projects have been collected and elaborated for recommendations, which not only cover "classic" vocational and higher education, but also describe measures outside the formal education sector.

With regard to digitalization, vocational education and higher education programs face a number of challenges: There is a lack of initial and continuing training programs that are geared towards digital competence and meet the needs of the labor market. There is insufficient access to labor market information and weak collaboration with the private sector to identify the skills needed. Digital and individualized teaching and learning formats are rare and digital and girls and women in particular often do not have the opportunity to acquire digital competences, leading to a digital gender gap. The toolkit for strengthening digital competences in vocational and higher education aims to help address these challenges and identify solutions - to those interested in learning more about the importance of digital competences for employability.


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