Global economic benefits of investment in vocational education and training

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The study has looked at four very different countries and their approaches to vocational education: the UK, US, India and South Africa. The summary report aims to provide insight into the economic benefits of investing in vocational education and training (VET) by drawing together various studies and reports into one place, and using economic modelling to predict the potential return. The state of VET in each country has been studied along with current in-country initiatives and challenges in more detail in the case studies accompanying the report. Key findings include: (1) VET boosts...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Vocational education and training; Employment; Research; Youth; Economics

Keywords: Case study; Return on education and training; Employability; Economic implication

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe; United States; North America; India; Asia; South Africa; Africa

Published: London, England: City and Guilds, 2016

Physical description: 11 p. (report) + [48] p. (4 case studies) + 1 p. (infographic)

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 123.901

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