Vision and mission

The Slovenian Institute for Vocational Education and Training is a public institution founded by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and co-founded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia in 1995. In accordance with the basis provided by the Organization and Financing of Education Act (Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia, No 12/96), the Institute conducts research, development and consulting, and is a place where the state interests and social partners meet, harmonise with one another and connect within the field of vocational and technical education. 

The following are the Institute’s main areas of operation:

  • studying development trends in the labour market and preparation of occupation profiles as well as competently conceived occupational standards,
  • development of methodologies and preparation of modern, module-based education programmes for pre-secondary and secondary vocational education and secondary and college expert education,
  • monitoring the process of the introduction of education programmes, evaluation of final examinations and vocational matura and development of new methodical and didactical concepts of knowledge, learning and teaching,
  • training and improvement of knowledge in teachers, professionals and mentors in the framework of vocational and technical education, and provision of professional support and counselling to providers of vocational and technical education,
  • stimulation and coordination of various development and innovation projects in vocational and technical schools,
  • development of modern education tools and education technology,
  • participation in professional organisations and EU networks dealing with vocational and technical education,
  • management of the National EUROPASS Centre,
  • representation of Slovenia within the European Skills Promotion Organisation (ESPO) and at the EUROSKILLS competition in vocational skills,
  • promotion and encouragement of vocational education,  
  • National Reference Point for quality assurance in the field of vocational education SIQA-VET

  • By preparing development and professional solutions, the Institute will raise the quality and appeal of vocational education and training. By doing so, CPI contributes to the competitiveness of the national economy as well as to the social inclusion of the Slovenian population.

CPI’s vision: As the central national development and research institution in the field of vocational and technical education as well as training, the Institute will influence the quality of lifelong learning.

By developing, creating, expanding and applying new knowledge, the Institute will be able to respond to the needs of service users in a flexible and innovative manner, strengthen its advantages and increase its recognisability in Slovenia and internationally. 

The following are the Institute’s long-term plans:

  • to develop strategic and development documents in the field of formal and informal education,
  • to become the reference point for international and national networks,
  • to establish and run an educational and consulting centre for further education and training of educators in the field of vocational education and training based on the principles of lifelong learning,
  • to establish and run a national centre where informal knowledge is to be ascertained and acknowledged,
  • to establish and run a national centre where the level of quality in the system of vocational and technical education as well as training is to be ascertained and assured, 
  • employee development,
  • to establish a network designed to develop and promote vocational education.