Why is Digitalisation in the VET sector important?

The use of digital skills in education significantly influenced the quality of education as well as its forms and methods as they have altered the way people communicate ideas, learn and work. Yet, digitalisation in the educational sector is a phenomenon that still requires new knowledge and skills to remain aligned with the rapid technological progress, the needs of the market, and the competences required for individual learners and workers to excel.

The VET sector, similar to most industries today, is being challenged to remain aligned with the rapid technological changes and the digital world. With extensive lockdowns due to COVID-19, this digital transformation accelerated in the past years. Nowadays, due to the aforementioned reasons, the professional activity of labourers incorporates an additional intellectual component associated with working with advanced electronic devices, artificial intelligence systems, computers etc. At the same, not only the learners’ but also the educators’ digital competences need improving. As a result, the issues of digital transformation for educational institutions became highly important.

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