Vocational education and training in Finland: short description

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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)


This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Finland by providing insight into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges. Finnish VET is highly regarded: 90 per cent of Finns think it offers high-quality learning and 40 per cent enrol in VET after basic education. The reasons include qualified and competent teaching, flexible qualifications, strong employment prospects and eligibility for further studies. VET flexibility is one of the Finnish system's greatest strengths. Personal development...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Governance; Participation; Qualifications; Labour market; Demographics

Keywords: Education and training reform; Education and training system; Training participation rate; Attainment; Employment outcomes; Skill needs; Quality assurance; Future

Geographic subjects: Finland; Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2019

Physical description: 73 p.

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ISBN: 9789289629058 (pdf); 9789289629034 (print)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 137.1114

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