OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training

ISSN :
2077-7736 (online)
ISSN :
2077-7728 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/20777736
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Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. What type of training is needed to meet the needs of changing economies? How should the programmes be funded? How should they be linked to academic and university programmes? How can employers and unions be engaged? The country reports in this series look at these and other questions. They form part of Skills beyond School, the OECD policy review of postsecondary vocational education and training.

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Author(s):
Mihály Fazekas, Simon Field
Publication Date :
07 Jan 2013
Pages :
65
ISBN :
9789264062665 (PDF)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264062665-en

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Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. What type of training is needed to meet the needs of a changing economies? How should the programmes be funded? How should they be linked to academic and university programmes?  How can employers and unions be engaged? This report on Switzerland looks at these and other questions.

Table of Contents

Acronyms and key terms
Summary: strengths, challenges and recommendations
-Strengths
-Challenges and recommendations
Chapter 1. Introduction and initial assessment
-The policy review of Switzerland and its place in the wider OECD study
-The structure of the report
-A snapshot of the system
-The system in international context
-Key international indicators
-Previous OECD recommendations
-Appreciation of the Swiss approach to postsecondary VET – key strengths
-Challenges
-References
Chapter 2. Ensuring finance is no barrier to professional education and training 
-Challenge
-References
Chapter 3. Making the market work better – inter-cantonal financing arrangements
-Challenge
-References
Chapter 4. Making the professional education and training (PET) market work better – transparency and quality
-Challenge
-References
Chapter 5. Responding to globalisation and technological change
-Challenge
-References
Chapter 6. Improving numeracy and literacy skills
-Challenge
-References
Annex A: Overview of postsecondary vocational examinations in the three Germanophone countries: Austria, Germany and Switzerland
Annex B: Comparison of three Swiss Advanced Federal PET Examinations with similar US vocational qualifications
Annex C: Ordinary least squares regression of earnings on general skills, ALL survey, holders of Swiss PET degree, 2003
Annex D: Overview of postsecondary professional colleges in selected OECD countries