If people receive better education, they have a better chance on the labor market; they will find employment more easily, or be in the position to create jobs themselves, and can thus increase their income. In this way, people are able to find a way out of poverty themselves and consequently improve their standard life. Vocational education and training is the cornerstone of sustainable and future-oriented economic development. The availability of qualified specialists increases the competitiveness of companies. This improves the conditions for economic growth, which is beneficial to all areas of society.
Vocational education and training is also of personal importance: It contributes to personal development; it opens up opportunities to earn a living and creates confidence in personal ability. It is the basis for self-confident and active participation of all population groups in social life. In this way, it also promotes social cohesion in a society – not only in developing countries and emerging markets, but everywhere in the world.
Vocational education and training contributes to all sustainable development goals of the Agenda 2030 (SDGs).