In order to reinforce the engineering capabilities needed for ITER construction, EURATOM has implemented a European Fusion Training Scheme (EFTS), especially covering areas that are critical for the construction of ITER components. These areas are material technology, fuel cycle, remote handling, superconducting magnets, electron cyclotron and the ion cyclotron systems. Also, a training network for engineers specialised on optical diagnostics has been implemented. Optical diagnostics are used on ITER to derive important plasma properties based on the measurement of plasma radiation. Therefore a European consortium of seven fusion laboratories has been formed to organize the training of eight young engineers on Engineering of Optical Diagnostics for ITER (EODI).