On the day 29 April, the Tartu Vocational College opened an international vision conference about the future of vocational education and training. The conference had participants from 19 countries.
The event was dedicated to the school´s 100th anniversary and the focus was the future instead of the past:”We are a school with a long and distinguished history,. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of your first predecessor, the Tartu School of Woodworking and Ironmongery. But as well as remembering the pasdt, it is also important to look the future. In our organization, we have been engaged in creating both an internal experience and a vision for the future and now we want to go broader and look at vocational education as a whole.”, explains Raini Jõks, Director of Tartu Vocational College.
The conference programme has Raul Eamets, Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Tartu (talked about Estonia´s educational vision 2035) and Enn Lust, Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Tartu, discussed hydrogen technologies and the green revolution.
The panel discussions focused on the internationalization of vocational education and training centers of excellence in vocational education and the possibility of a seamless education system. This conference was moderated by Urmas Vaino.
The conference had the opportunity to be watched on-site in the school´s conference hall or online.
Sigrid Ester Tani