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Turin, 28 February 2020 – The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) and the Academy for International Cooperation of the GIZ (AIZ/GIZ) joined forces to organize a one-week training...
28.02.2020: Training program in partnership with ILO

Joint training program “Management of Vocational Training Centers” of ILO, SFIVET and GIZ

Dakar, 25.11.2018 – On 25 November 2019, the School for Technical and Vocational Education (ENSETP) in Senegal signed a partnership agreement with SFIVET to develop research cooperation ties and improve competences in the area of dual-track vocational education and training.
25.11.2019: Cooperation in Senegal

ENSETP and SFIVET sign partnership agreement

SFIVET is currently implementing a project funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) to further develop the vocational education and training system in Peru. The aim of this project is to design training content in a way that ensures that learners acquire the skills that are...
International projects

SFIVET supports VET project in Peru

Bern, 14.11.2019 - On 14 November, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), met Chen Baosheng, the Chinese Minister of Education, in Bern. The meeting took place on the fringes of the fourth meeting of the Joint Working...
14.11.2019: Press release EAER

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin meets Chinese Minister of Education

Renens, 12.11.2019 - During the bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) workshop, a special focus is set on exchanging experiences of how new qualifications and competencies find their way into practice, both through their integration in curricula and their implementation in teaching and...
12-13.11.2019 : Thematic workshop

SFIVET hosts the UNEVOC/BILT workshop on new qualifications and competencies

The Swiss vocational training system is in demand abroad. Erik Swars gave a keynote speech on the subject of Swiss VET/PET and impressed the audience with his professional expertise.
1. May 2020: Keynote on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of Nanjing Vocational University of Industry Technology, China

Speech about vocational education and training convinces online forum

H. E. Kocho Angjushev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, visited SFIVET’s main campus in Zollikofen with a large delegation to discuss the Swiss VPET-system and the role of SFIVET.
17.09.2019 : Official visit

North Macedonia’s Deputy Prime Minister visits SFIVET

Singapore, 12.09.2019 – As a result of steady dialogue with SFIVET (International Relations Division), workplace training plans for dual-track VET programmes (referred to in Singapore as ‘on-the-job-training blueprints’) now include acquisition of the requisite attitudes.
12.09.2019 : Cooperation with Singapore showing its effects

Attitudes included in the workplace training plans of VET programmes in Singapore

Jakarta, 29 July 2019 - SFIVET Board Chairman Dr. Philippe Gnaegi participated in the seminar “Revitalization of Indonesian vocational Higher Education” in Jakarta and signed a Letter of Intent with the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.
29.07.2019 : Letter of Intent signed

Partnership with Indonesia

Zollikofen, 17 June 2019 – With workshops in Phnom Penh and a one-month working visit of three Cambodian researchers to SFIVET, the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) is developing its VET expertise.
17.06.2019 : International transfer of expertise

SFIVET works with Cambodia Development Resource Institute to develop VET expertise

12.06.2019: International recognition

SFIVET accepted as “UNEVOC Centre”

Renens, 16 May 2019 – Indonesia has launched an offensive to develop dual-track VET programmes to facilitate the school-to-work transition for young people. A delegation from Indonesia has expressed interest in the expertise that SFIVET has to offer.
16.05.2019 : Official visit

Official visit of Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia to SFIVET

Zollikofen, 25 April 2019 – The Indonesian Ambassador, the Iranian Ambassador and a member of the New Zealand Parliament have all shown interest in SFIVET’s role and its expertise is in demand internationally.
SFIVET opens its doors to the world

High-ranking delegation visits SFIVET to learn more about dual-track VET

Switzerland, 2 April 2019 – A Bulgarian VET delegation comprised of representatives from vocational schools, companies and chambers of commerce travelled to Switzerland in early April as part of a Bulgarian-Swiss VET cooperation project ‘Domino’.
02.04.2019: Visit of Bulgarian VET delegation

Bulgarian VET delegation pays a visit to Switzerland

Singapore, 11.-14.03.2018 – Last week, the VET Academy taught SFIVET’s International Master Coach certification course to a new group of students at the Nanyang Polytechnics College.
14.03.2019 : VET Academy Training in Singapore

SFIVET’s International Master Coach certification course taught once again in Singapore

Zollikofen, 20.02.2019 – From 20 February to 1 March, eleven delegates from Singapore’s Institute for Technical Education (ITE) will undergo training at the Swiss VET Academy.
20.02.2019: Swiss VET Academy

Delegates from Singapore Undergo Training at Swiss VET Academy

Winterthur, 6 June 2018 – In the run-up to the International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Winterthur, Swiss VET Academy by SFIVET taught a new International VET Consultant certification course.
06.06.2018: Swiss VET Academy

16 participants at the first course of the Swiss VET Academy "International VET Consultant"

Singapore, 18.5.2018 – International Relations awarded 20 certificates to the participants in the “SFIVET International Master Coach” course during a graduation ceremony in the Nanyang Polytechnics Campus in Singapore
18.05.2018: International cooperation

20 “SFIVET International Master Coach” certificates were awarded

Zollikofen, 24.04.2018 – Nanyang Polytechnic signs cooperation agreement with SFIVET to develop vocational education and training in Singapore.
24.04.2018: International cooperation

Singapore choses SFIVET as its expertise partner

Abidjan, 23.03.2018 – On Friday, 23 March 2018, the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) signed a cooperation agreement with Côte d’Ivoire’s State Secretariat of Technical Education and Vocational Training. This agreement was signed in the presence of Federal...
23.03.2018: International

SFIVET to provide VET expertise to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan, 01.02.2018 – At the Invitation of the State Secretary of Vocational Education and Training, Mamadou Touré, a delegation from SFIVET travelled to the Ivory Coast in order to develop a cooperation in supporting vocational education and training.
01.02.2018: Ivory Coast

SFIVET on a fact-finding mission in Abidjan

Zollikofen, 8 december 2017 - What the forms and structures of the dual vocational education system look like and who are the main stakeholders can now also be read in English. The hep publishing house has translated its standard work on this subject with the support of the Swiss Federal Institute...
08.12.2017: New publication

Standard work now also in English

Zollikofen, 24.11.2017 – The appeal of dual-track vocational education and training in Germany and Switzerland was the focus of an expert workshop organised by the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) and the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and...
24.11.2017: International cooperation

Only at the university?

Swiss team wins 20 medals at WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi held on October 14-19.
15.-18.10.2017 : Worldskills 2017

Switzerland achieves historic success at the WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi

Bern, 20.09.2017 – As a continuation of dialogue between Switzerland and the United States on the Swiss vocational and professional education and training system (VPET system) that the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) was invited to present the specificities of...
20.09.2017 : Washington D.C

U.S. Senate takes interest in dual-track VET

As part of a mandate from the renowned Nanyang Polytechnics College in Singapore, SFIVET’s International Relations Division is conducting two one-week modules with teachers from different schools of the Nanyang Polytechnics College. Designed and conducted by Emanuel Wüthrich, this certification...
03-07.07.2017: SFIVET International in Singapore

SFIVET International Master Coach: Certification course in Singapore

02.06.2017: Media

SFIVET on TV in India

On Saturday, 13 May 2017, SFIVET signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) in the presence of Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation. With this MoU, SFIVET has managed to position itself as an expert organisation...
13.05.2017: China chooses SFIVET

SFIVET as a partner for VET-related matters in China

Together with Swiss ambassador Mr. Wittwer, SFIVET participated in the final press conference and the fair “Exchange of opportunities” that was held within the project “vocational education and training for the labor market” in Kosice beginning of March. This project was co-financed by the Swiss...
Dual education is on the way in Slovakia

Final project closing press conference in Kosice

SFIVET's newly created International Relations Division looks back at a successful and labour-intensive 2016...
Successful 2016

Successful 2016 for SFIVET's International Relations Division

The interest shown in other countries for services from the Swiss Federal Institute for Voca-tional Education and Training (SFIVET) continues to grow. Various partners in several countries relied on SFIVET's expertise in the months of September and October. ...
International Relations

Strong demand abroad for SFIVET expertise