Why Vocational Education?
The Sustainable Development Goals are part of a global agenda that can only be successful if it is accepted by all social actors, including educators. Achievement and maintenance of sustainable development are dependent on future generations. The current students are future professionals.
The VET sector, which is specifically oriented on the labour market, should take responsibility that the current students – the future professionals – will stand on this side of their communities and environment. It is important that the education systems make them aware of their future service for the society and the importance of using their work to improve people’s lives.
SDGs in particular and Agenda 2030 in general, can be a good frame of reference to help understand the world from the global point of view, and as a place where the attitude of each person is important and can represent the beginning of small changes that can turn into great transformations.