Lifelong learning in the context of professional competence requirements


  • David Vorel DTI University, Sládkovičova 533/20, 018 41 Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovak Republic
  • Petr Sládek Masaryk University, Faculty of Education, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Vocational Education, Poříčí 7, 603 00, Czech Republic


Lifelong learning is an essential part of everyone’s professional life. One of the ways to equip employees with the required professional competencies is through professional training. However, vocational training must be based on the needs of companies and institutions, the requirements of executives and must be based on existing professional competencies of the staff. High-quality and well-timed training in the organization will enable better mastering of the newly required competencies. Vocational training must prepare employees for the changes that each sector is bringing in the development. The article deals with the issue of creating professional education with an emphasis on its effectiveness in shaping the professional skills of workers.