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A Training Levy – The amount of revenue that could be raised

The overall objective of this project is to develop a methodology to forecast the amount of revenue that could be raised by means of a training levy. The aim of this report is to present the main findings of the literature review that has been carried out for the purpose of this project, along with … Continue reading

Vocational Training – Playing a central role in determining the outcomes for the low-skilled, low-wage, workers

Economic integration has brought about not only benefits and opportunities but also required adjustment, especially for the youth entering the labour force. The lower growth rates characterizing the post Global Financial Crisis era and the concerns about income inequality put to the fore the degree that better targeted investment in human capital may ameliorate the … Continue reading

Rethinking Career and Technical Education – Six core qualities

As the economy rapidly shifts toward automation, there is growing consensus that while new jobs will be created, change is the new normal. Youth need training in soft skills alongside preparation for lifetime learning. Systemic change, not minor improvements, will be necessary. States, districts, and schools are adjusting to the aspirations of “new CTE”—as many … Continue reading

Career and Technical Education and Local Labor Markets in US – How aligned ?

The recent reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act—the principal federal education program supporting career and technical education (CTE)—expressly aims to “align workforce skills with labor market needs.” How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets?, co-authored by Pepperdine University associate professor Cameron Sublett and Fordham Institute senior research … Continue reading

Future of Work and VET in Australia – Needs to be a significant upgrade toward a modern, applied and fast-paced alternative to classroom-based learning

On 28 November 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector to examine ways to deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy. The review was led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, a former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment. Mr Joyce delivered the final … Continue reading

Higher VET Earnings in UK – Early earnings differential associated with high-level vocational/technical education tends to disappear by the age of 30 study finds

Using rich administrative data for a full cohort of English secondary school leavers (2002/03 academic year), we compare earnings of people with higher vocational/technical qualifications to the earnings of degree holders at the age of 30, while controlling for prior attainment and background characteristics. We find that by the age of 30 the early earnings … Continue reading

VET in Sweden – Declining popularity may be related to the weak pathways from VET to higher education

Over recent years, Sweden has made great strides in the development of its vocational education and training (VET) system. Work-based learning is better integrated, social partners are more engaged and the VET offer for adults has been developed. Opportunity exists however, for better co-ordination among stakeholders and changes in delivery to ensure the attractiveness of … Continue reading

VET in Europe, 2018 – A compilation by country with concise, clear and concrete pictures

Concise, clear and concrete pictures of countries’ vocational education and training systems: this is what the Cedefop Spotlight on VET series offers. Building on individual country Spotlights, this publication brings together the main features and data of VET in the EU, Iceland and Norway. While countries share goals and challenges, their VET systems are diverse, … Continue reading

VET and School-to-Work Transition – Vocationally educated upper-secondary level school-leavers are better prepared to enter the labour market research finds

This article describes and analyses the school-to-work transitions of a 2006 cohort of Dutch school-leavers with upper-secondary general and vocational qualifications (ISCED Level 3). By adopting a longitudinal perspective through the use of SA, we have been able to integrate recent ideas about school-to-work transitions into an analysis of the effect of vocational education on … Continue reading

TVET Coordination Mechanisms – The stimulus to review governance systems is less likely to come from within

Coordination is a wide-ranging term which this publication interprets as covering interaction between different ministries and government agencies at a national level; interaction between national, subnational and local structures and agencies; and interaction with social partners such as employers, trade unions and civil society organizations. The publication focuses primarily on the interaction between government ministries … Continue reading

VET and Higher Education Levels – Further learning opportunities are vital for TVET graduates

In the past, few graduates of initial vocational training aspired to higher levels of education. But higher-level quali cations are now a common expectation among young people, re ecting increased ambitions, labour market demand for higher-level skills, and a need to upskill and reskill throughout life. At the same time, the perception of academic school education … Continue reading

VET in Europe – 3 basic scenarios on its future role

‘Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming’, said David Bowie forty years ago. Jobs, labour markets and economies are rapidly changing: globalisation, technology and a growing services sector are both causes and symptoms. Ageing populations and dwindling youth cohorts, on the one hand, and labour migration, on the other, are affecting workforce composition. … Continue reading

VET – Improving its image

Collective ideas on the image of vocational training not only influence individual decisions, but also have a broad impact on the social investment in education and training, in the quality, acceptance in the labour market, and finally, mismatches between supply and demand in the labour market. The concept of collective images refers to: 1. More … Continue reading

Work-Based Learning (WBL) – Does it facilitate transitions to decent work?

This paper examines the different forms of work-based learning, and takes stock of available data on the labour market impact such schemes where they exist. It considers structured apprenticeships, internships, traineeships and other programmes that include a work-based learning component. The paper finds evidence of positive impacts of formal structured work-based learning, and argues that … Continue reading

VET in Finland – No dead ends

Vocational education is having a moment in the United States.One place to look for inspiration may be Finland. The country’s vocational education and training (VET) is flexible and open not only to students after they complete nine years of school, but also to adults who are either looking for a career change or want to … Continue reading

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