We will examine the ways in which university and industry are reacting on demands for professional development and training. The focus will be on a key issues and problems encountered in Europe and Slovenia. Blended learning course for lifelong learning in the context of university education which has been developed at the University of Ljubljana, will be presented. The aim of the blended learning course is to fulfil the needs of professional development. The model is based on the computer supported collaborative learning, supporting the new organization of teaching and learning with the ICT.