APARSEN defines courses and collects, or creates where necessary, training materials for digital preservation practitioners. These courses will complement the educational program being developed for formal qualifications but will be shorter and shallower and lead to the issue of certificates of attendance. Demands for Digital Preservation (DP) in a broad spectrum of communities, coupled together with novelty and immaturity of this research and practice domain, causes fragmented experiments: some institutions have already adopted and implemented DP procedures in their workflow but new digital curators profiles are missing; others have not yet envisaged preservation components into traditional information management processes. New job profiles are required for digital curators across Europe and internationally, but evidence shows employers face recruitment difficulties due to skills shortages and also increased demand from staff for vocational training in the field. APARSEN also provides more political courses, such as: how do you make sure that digital preservation in your institution becomes part of the workflow?, how does one sell the idea to set up the needed infrastructure? Those and other questions and challenges will be addressed by offering vocational training to help build knowledge and skills necessary to apply in decision-making processes and professional practice.