Køge Business College, Denmark and Jongleren, Spain
No one will wake up one day as a top talent. You have a lot of influence on yourself. But education also plays an important role in promoting excellence. About 5 to 10% of the VET students can achieve considerably more than the current curriculum offers them. Students who want and can get the opportunity to follow extra programs with an added value will reach more than is expected in advance. Excellence programs can act as a catalyst to stimulate students to achieve higher goals. The excellence programs focus not only on cognitive performance, but also on craftsmanship, creativity, entrepreneurship and international competences. With excellence programs, attention will be paid to excellent pupils in VET education and this will have a positive effect on the branding of VET.
The main question is: What is excellent education and how do we offer it to students?