Vocational education

This tag is associated with 136 posts

VET in Europe – Only 48% whose education was primarily general in nature say they received information about it

In 2016 Cedefop launched its first ever opinion survey aimed at investigating EU citizens’ opinions on vocational education and training. A total of 35 646 face-to-face interviews were conducted with citizens of the Member States. The survey provides an unprecedented perspective on EU citizens’ opinions on awareness, attractiveness, experience and effectiveness of vocational education and training … Continue reading

General vs Vocational Education – Vocational training should not substitute for providing strong basic skills

Policy proposals promoting vocational education focus on the school-to-work transition. But with technological change, gains in youth employment may be offset by less adaptability and diminished employment later in life. To test for this trade-off, we employ a difference-in-differences approach that compares employment rates across different ages for people with general and vocational education. Using … Continue reading

Refugees in Germany – Vocational language training is the most effective

In 2015 and 2016, an estimated total of 1.2 million people arrived in Germany to ask for asylum. Although Germany had already experienced large inflows of asylum seekers in the early 1990s, the current situation is different not only in its scale, but also because many asylum seekers come from countries where the perspective of … Continue reading

Higher Education or VET in Australia

  Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  The skilled labour market: a pictorial overview of trends and shortage 2015-16

16–18-year-olds in UK – Making the apprenticeship system work

Too many 16–18-year-olds are studying level 2 courses that do not help them progress to higher levels of vocational education or start a successful career. This is contributing to England’s relatively high levels of youth unemployment, as many young people struggle to make the transition from education to work. The current system of vocational education … Continue reading

VET in Finland – There are no dead-ends within the education system

More than 40% of the relevant age group start upper secondary VET studies immediately after basic education; most of these obtain their VET qualifications at vocational institutions. All qualifications include at least six months’ on-the-job learning. The most popular fields are technology, communications and transport, and social services, health and sports. Half the students are … Continue reading

Vocational vs. General Education – An initial employment advantage of individuals with VE turns into a disadvantage later in life

Around the world, there is an increasing interest in expanded vocational education as a way to get youth quickly and effectively into the labor market by endowing them with occupation- specific skills. Earlier analysis of labor markets in the 1990s, however, suggested possible adverse impacts of vocational education on employment opportunities later in life due … Continue reading

The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) – The current state

The ECVET is one of the common EU tools, aiming to support the transfer, recognition and accumulation of assessed learning outcomes of individuals working to achieve a qualification and to promote lifelong learning through flexible and individualised learning pathways (European Parliament and Council of the EU, 2009). The creation and implementation of main ECVET principles … Continue reading

Career and Technical Education (CTE) in US – The more courses students take, the better their education and labor market outcomes

Until the late 1990s, “vocational education” in traditional trades such as carpentry, cosmetology, and auto mechanics was often the presumptive high school placement for low-performing students considered ill-suited for college. However, in the past two decades, policymakers and educators have reconsidered what is now referred to as “Career and Technical Education” (CTE). Done right, secondary … Continue reading

VET School-Company Partnerships – Recommendations for company trainers

Company trainers are likely to continue to play an important role in ensuring and developing good partnerships between schools and companies. At the same time, expectations towards company trainers are not always entirely clear. The professional profile and identity of company trainers may be somewhat unclear, and the logic of production, predominant in work place … Continue reading

Youth Unemployment – Significantly lower in countries with a high share of dual VET programmes research finds

In this paper, we investigated whether an education system with an extensive VET programme, measured by the enrolment rate of students in these programmes, increases the labour market integration and the quality of jobs for young people. This relationship has been studies before, but we extend the existing literature in three ways: First, we analyse … Continue reading

Skills Gap – Is this a reason to question the increasingly vocational nature of university courses?

Professional and vocational courses requiring 5 years’ post-secondary study are supposed to meet speci c needs for competences in a given area of employment. Young graduates believe they have acquired the speci c competences they think their employers require. In their view, the shortfall lies in their general competences. Is this a reason to question … Continue reading

VET perception and Attractiveness in Europe – The chance to earn while learning is a key

With astonishing rates of youth unemployment across many european member states, policy makers are increasingly called into action in order to tackle a generational plague affecting both european youth, and the overall prosperity of the continent. The observation that countries with low youth unemployment rates are those where Vocational Education and Training (VET) and apprenticeship programmes … Continue reading

Vocational Education and Training – Three types of governance models

In vocational education and training three ideal types of regulation and governance are usually distinguished on the dominant either from the state, the market or professional groups initiatives. The prevalent typology in policy research distinguishes three models of governance, which can be termed market-driven, state-controlled and occupation-driven or corporatist VET governance ). In the following the … Continue reading

Australia – We must overhaul vocational education and training the Chamber of Commerce and Industry says

Australia must overhaul its vocational education and training if people are to get the skills they need for the jobs of the future, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. The Australian Chamber is today releasing a policy paper, “Focus on Skills: Building a Better National Vocational Education and Training System”, which argues for … Continue reading

Jobs – Offres d’emploi – US & Canada (Eng. & Fr.)

The Most Popular Job Search Tools

Even More Objectives Statements to customize

Cover Letters – Tools, Tips and Free Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Office

Follow Job Market Monitor on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Job Market Monitor via Twitter

Categories

Archives