Warnborough College hosted the first IVETA Europe meeting for 2016 at its HQ in Canterbury on the 18th and 19th March.

A welcome reception with wine and nibbles was held at HQ on Friday leading on to a nice dinner at Café Rouge.

On Saturday the 19th, the proceedings began in earnest with a welcome speech by current IVETA Europe Vice-President, Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg. Mari Konturri, the former IVETA Europe VP, presented an introduction about IVETA and its strategic goals and activities, followed by a short presentation on her own institution, Luovi Vocational College.

Other institutions/organisations which presented included Innovative Knowledge Institute (France); Know and Can Association (Bulgaria); The Ronan Haughey Partnership (Ireland); Capture and Create (United Kingdom); Academy for Distance Learning (United Kingdom); Job Point Central (United Kingdom); Canterbury Arts Conference (United Kingdom); and Dispatch Training (Saudi Arabia).

Apart from IVETA policies, discussions also looked at how IVETA could improve networking amongst vocational education and training (VET) providers, accessing funding for projects, and involving various communities through outreach programmes.