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Research field 3.3
Projects of research field 3.3
Lehren und Lernen in der Berufsbildung
-1.1 Lerndiagnostik und Lernförderung
-1.2 Lernorte und Lehr-/Lernformen
-1.3 Lernergebnisse (formal, nicht-formal, informell)
Aktuelle Kontexte der Berufsbildung
-2.1 Innovationen in der Berufsbildung
Steuerung der Berufsbildung
-3.1 Bildungswahl und Lehrstellenmarkt
-3.2 Integrations- und Ausschlussprozesse
-3.3 Institutionelle Bedingungen der Berufsbildung
-Observatorium für die Berufsbildung
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SFIVET Board Secretariat
Research and development
Center for the Development of Occupations
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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...
The role of vocational specificity and skill demand in explaining long-term labour market outcomes of people with VET (01.05.2019 - 30.04.2021)
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...
GOVPET: Governance in Vocational and Professional Education and Training (01.07.2015 - 31.12.2019)
In order to ensure a successful cooperation between the stakeholders, effective strategies are required. Which are these and how exactly do they work is the topic of an extensive research. It is in this context that the Leading House Governance in...
SAVOIRSOCIAL careers study (01.08.2016 - 30.09.2019)
In order to obtain clear information, SAVOIRSOCIAL has 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 will be to...
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 Swiss educational system offers some 250 different initial vocational education and training programmes. The institutional features of these programmes vary considerably. This pertains, for example, to formal training characteristics (e.g., training...
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)
According to the first national study of premature termination of apprenticeship contracts and resumption of training in two-year VET programmes (see Schmid et al. 2016), the apprenticeship contract termination rate in the Canton of Bern stands at just...
Vocational qualifications for adults: employers’ perspective (01.02.2016 - 31.05.2017)
This study analyses the perceived need of employers and employer associations for vocational qualifications for adults and answers the following key questions relating to this topic: Do employers and employer associations see a need for more vocational...
Rescue Services in Switzerland. Structures, Services and skilled personnel (01.10.2016 - 30.03.2017)
Rescue services play a key role in the medical care of emergency patients. They are called up by the medical emergency call centres, provide the professional pre-hospital care on site and decide on the further treatment of the patients. However, in spite...
Country study of Switzerland: Development of national training standards – European comparison of actors, procedures and design (01.08.2015 - 31.12.2016)
As part of the project entitled “Development of national training standards – European comparison of actors, procedures and design”, the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BiBB) issued a call for tenders for a subproject...