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Research field 3.1
Projects RF 3.1
Teaching and Learning within the VPET system
-1.1 Education technologies in VET programmes
-1.2 Learning processes and support
-1.3 Learning cultures and didactics
VPET,occupations and governance
Integration in VPET and the labour market
-2.1 Integration and exclusion process
-2.2 Occupational identity and diversity
-2.3 Experience and lifelong learning
Strategic Planning of VET
-3.1 Choice of occupation and the apprenticeship market
-3.2 Institutional context of Swiss dual-track VET
-Swiss Observatory for Vocational Education and Training
VPET, occupations and governance
SFIVET Board Chair and Vice-Chair
SFIVET Board Secretariat
Research and development
Center for the Development of Occupations
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Fourth cost-benefit study of apprenticeship training from the companys’ standpoint (01.01.2016 - 31.07.2019)
Following a WTO-compliant tendering procedure, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation awarded a contract to the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) and its partner, M.I.S. Trend S.A., for the...
Public Attitudes Towards the Role of the State and the Private Provision of Training: Evidence from the Swiss Apprenticeship System (01.09.2016 - 28.02.2018)
For our empirical analysis we will rely on data from three cross-sectional studies on the short- run costs and monetarized benefits of apprenticeship training to the firm actually providing the training (“Kosten-Nutzen-Studien”). To measure the local...
Vocational education and training trainers, key persons in the professional socialisation process (01.08.2014 - 30.11.2017)
This project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (No. 100017_153323). Our study pursues various objectives. First of all, we seek to understand who VET trainers are, what factors influenced them to work in this capacity and what...
Impact of digitalisation on future work skills (01.12.2016 - 31.08.2017)
SECO has awarded a contract to SFIVET and the research and consulting firm INFRAS in Zurich to jointly conduct a study that will examine four research questions: 1. How have work skills requirements on the Swiss labour market changed over the past five...
Criteria to assess the suitability of training durations (01.05.2016 - 31.10.2016)
The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) is therefore called upon to decide on preliminary requests to lengthen or shorten the duration of VET programmes. In order to improve its decision-making basis, SERI has asked SFIVET to...
Professional education in Switzerland (01.09.2015 - 30.04.2016)
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...
Labour market mobility of holders of VET qualifications in Switzerland (01.01.2009 - 30.09.2015)
The first sub-project focuses on transitions within the Swiss labour market and attempts to determine empirically whether holders of VET qualifications enjoy less labour market mobility than holders of other educational qualifications. Becker’s human...
Subject-based funding of preparatory courses for federal PET examinations: market analysis (01.02.2014 - 31.05.2014)
Initial situation: It is the aim of the three main partners within the VPET system (namely the Confederation) to provide targeted support to tertiary-level professional education and training (PET) (see Master Plan for the VPET System 2012). Among the...
Companion report to the study of regulation costs in vocational education and training (27.06.2013 - 20.08.2013)
The companion report complements the cost aspect of regulations, which is the focus of the original study, by additionally considering the utility of regulations in the context of vocational education and training. This is achieved by comparing the...
Career decisions of students upon completion of their VET programme in health care:Follow-up study in the Canton of Berne (01.06.2012 - 31.03.2013)
The study also seeks to determine how many holders of the Federal VET Diploma in Health Care decide to pursue tertiary-level training in nursing. The present study is part of a larger project pursued by the Berner Bildungszentrum Pflege to increase the...