The current shortage of skilled workers in many European countries, it is only possible harnessing the full potential of the existing labour force by increasing the investment in further education and training. While previous work experience is decreasing in value, new jobs emerge as some are even disappearing altogether. This article provides an interesting reading and offers valuable suggestions for the current debate on the topic, which can also be adapted in other countries. A new comparative report on the different further education and training systems in Denmark, Germany, Finland and Norway has just been published. Please, use the following link to open the report.