INVESTT, Inclusive Vocational Education and Specialised Tailor-Made Training

Applying Universal Design in Vocational Education and Training to guide all students, with a wide range of abilities, towards success in the open labour market.

The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and 13 European partners are developing Investt - a strategy for implementing universal design in the mainstream vocational education and training system (VET).

4 vocational schools in Europe - Austria (Salzburg), Belgium (Wetteren), Norway (Gand) and Slovenia (Celje)- are piloting new practices in Vocational Education and Training together with local service providers and researchers.

Inclusive VET: to qualify everyone for the open labour market  

How to come to universal design in order to include young persons with disabilities in the mainstream vocational education system? How to help them reach the same skill level as other students and improve their transition from school to the open labour market?

Investt wants to provide schools with useful strategies to work with all students and help them achieve success in their communities.  The VET programmes will be based on the standards of employers in order to improve successful outcomes.

Investt is a three-year project (Dec 2012-Nov 2015) and is co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Leonardo Da Vinci Programme (EU).