Well-trained specialists in technical professions are of crucial importance for a functioning economy around the world; they are in great demand on the labor market. At the same time, vocational training opens up a broad spectrum of opportunities for young people to independently and sustainably determine their living conditions. The Arthur Waser Foundation has therefore been involved in vocational training for almost 20 years and with increasing intensity.
The Arthur Waser Foundation works closely with partner organizations in Europe and Africa in the context of economic interests in the education sector, the promotion of vocational training (TVET or Vocational Skills Development) as well as sustainable technologies and the personal, value-based development of young people.
In doing so, the partners rely on the one hand on the development goals drawn up by the international community, such as “ensuring equal access for all women and men to affordable and high-quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university education” (Sustainable Development Goal SDG 4.3).
On the other hand, the partner organizations orient themselves towards the international consensus of the education sector, which sees itself as part of an overall economic, ecological and social system, and operate vocational training as part of a specific, culturally and context-dependent sequence of learning pathways.