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Professional Training at the Exhibition Expo Brussels 1958
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The mission of vocational education and training is described to you in a general overview of its aims, structure and foundations.

Technical education is not only intended to organise the learning of trades, but also to contribute to the development of the human personality through this comprehensive preparation for modern life.

The structure of vocational education meets all the needs of the students by its variety.

The foundations of an education which evolves in parallel with progress are: collaboration between those responsible for education and the economic and social environment, an active pedagogy specially adapted to all categories of students, flexible regulations which allow schools to adapt their teaching to needs, and material equipment which is constantly renewed as required.

In addition to the general summary illustrating this theme, three other summaries allow you to document more fully the particularities of the organisation of vocational training. These three summaries concern: secondary education, higher education, short-time education and apprenticeship.

More than 600 different branches of education are available to students: industrial and craft education for boys, industrial, craft and household education for girls, agricultural education, applied arts, commercial education, social service education, health service education and technical education (teacher training).

Two of these specialisations are presented in detail: education in the electro-mechanical sector and education with an artistic character.

The exhibition is complemented by permanent film shows, scientific demonstrations and popularisation in the "futurama" theatre at the back of Palace XI. Special sessions take place on Mondays all day long; on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the morning: commented fashion shows, model lessons, lectures, material demonstrations.

© Guide Officiel Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles 1958 - Desclée & Co