Gold standard: the Swiss vocational education and training system

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Author: Hoffman, Nancy; Schwartz, Robert B.


This report sheds new light on the Swiss vocational education and training (VET) system, how businesses play - and benefit from - a central role in the training of a highly skilled workforce, and the seamless connections between VET and the broader Swiss education system. This is the third report in a four-part international comparative study of vocational and technical education systems aimed at informing the efforts underway in many countries to redesign VET systems for the 21st century.

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Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Industry; Governance; Evaluation

Keywords: Education and training system; Education industry relationship; Education and training reform; Dual system; Training evaluation

Geographic subjects: Switzerland; Europe

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Center on Education and the Economy, 2015

Physical description: 27 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Nancy Hoffman and Robert Schwartz

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 120.829

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