The collaboration between Swiss initial vocational education and training partners: perceptions of apprentices, teachers, and in-company trainers


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Author: Sauli, Florinda


This study aims to investigate the Swiss initial vocational education and training (IVET) partnership from the perspective of several stakeholders on the ground. Collaboration between stakeholders is essential in dual IVET to connect school- and workplace-based learning and to ensure the quality of the entire system. However, such collaboration can be challenging, given the different epistemic natures of the school and the training company. Apprentices, that regularly cross the boundaries of vocational school and training company, often struggle to connect the learnings that they have...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Vocational education and training; Industry; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Work based learning; Dual system; Perception; Partnership in education and training; Vocational teachers; Trainers

Geographic subjects: Switzerland; Europe

Published: London, England: SpringerOpen, 2021

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Journal volume: 13

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2021

Pages: pp. 1-22

ISSN: 1877-6337, 1877-6345 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 143.1093

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