Professional education in Switzerland

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The present publication is intended for those interested in education policy issues who are not particularly familiar with the Swiss system of upper-secondary level vocational education and training and tertiary-level professional education.

It provides an overview of the main features of professional education in Switzerland, focussing on the following aspects: presentation of professional qualifications and their positioning at tertiary level within the Swiss education system; the current structure of the Swiss professional education sector; the latest key figures on professional education; the perception of Swiss professional qualifications on the Swiss labour market; current challenges and education policy developments affecting the Swiss professional education sector.


Review and summary of relevant literature.

1.9.2015 to 30.4.2016
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Konrad Adenauer Stiftung / Fondation Konrad Adenauer / Fondazione Konrad Adenauer / Konrad Adenauer Foundation