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Research field 3.2
Projects RF 3.2
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
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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Institutional characteristics of upper secondary vocational education and training in Switzerland: How do they affect VET diploma holders’ early labour market outcomes? (01.01.2019 - 31.12.2023)
In a first step, detailed information about the institutional characteristics of the training occupations, i.e. the level of specificity, standardization and vertical differentiation, will be collected from VET Curricula. Next, this data will be linked...
The role of vocational specificity and skill demand in explaining long-term labour market outcomes of people with VET (01.05.2019 - 30.04.2022)
We are focusing on how careers are affected by the interplay of general and specific skills imparted during education and training and the skills requirements on the labour market. Our premise is that the 230 or so upper-secondary level VET programmes...
The development of vocational education and training in Geneva and Basel-Stadt from the 1950s to the 1980s. How cantonal education policies were influenced by the availability of a non-local workforce (01.10.2018 - 30.09.2021)
These two themes will be approached not from a sociological or economic angle, but rather from a public education policy one. Unlike other studies (Piguet 2002, 2005; Engelage 2009; Eigenmann 2017), which focussed on the assimilation of foreign migrants...
Federal framework and cantonal differences in the evolution of the Swiss VET system. The key period between 1950 and 1970 (01.06.2018 - 31.05.2021)
Although federal legislation on vocational education and training has existed in Switzerland since 1930, the cantons have always retained a certain degree of autonomy, which has allowed them to establish specific policies on VET. This autonomy is...
Structural determinants of the transition to professional education in Switzerland and long-term private monetary returns (01.05.2015 - 31.08.2020)
This dissertation project examines individual and structural aspects influencing the transition to professional education. It further focuses on long-term private monetary returns to professional education and provides an explanation of respective...
Career path study in social care (01.08.2016 - 30.09.2019)
In order to obtain clear information, SAVOIRSOCIAL commissioned SFIVET to conduct surveys on the training, apprenticeship and working conditions as well as on subsequent career progression of social care workers. In particular, the aim was to shed light...
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...
Institutional characteristics of initial vocational education and training in Switzerland: How do they affect young people’s early labour market outcomes and transitions to higher education? (01.05.2015 - 30.04.2018)
The institutional features of these programmes vary considerably. This pertains, for example, to formal training characteristics (e.g., training duration, apprenticeships versus full-time vocational schools), curricula, examination standardisation or to...
Longitudinal study of the education and career pathways of young people with a VET diploma in health care (01.09.2015 - 30.08.2017)
Trained health care assistants are the largest occupational group in the field of health care. By providing a skilled workforce in health care and an important recruitment pool for tertiary-level health care professions, they play a crucial role in...
Premature termination of apprenticeship contracts and resumption of training in two-year VET programmes: situation in the Canton of Bern (01.01.2017 - 31.05.2017)
Youths and young adults who experience apprenticeship contract terminations are at the greatest risk of remaining without an upper-secondary level qualification in the long term. For this reason, the Canton of Bern wishes to understand the reasons for...