Transition from upper secondary VET to tertiary level education

Schmid, Evi; Gonon, Philipp (2016). Transition from upper secondary VET to tertiary level education. In: Scharenberg, Katja; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Meyer, Thomas; Bergman, Manfred Max (eds.) Transitionen im Jugend- und jungen Erwachsenenalter = Transitions des adolescents et des jeunes adultes en Suisse = Transitions in youth and young adulthood study, Vol. 2 (pp. 208-230). Zürich: Seismo

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Transition from initial vocational education and training (IVET) into tertiary education is until today in terms of research not very much explored. This issue includes the professional education and training (PET) but also the faderal vocational baccalaureate, which allows an entry into the university of applied sciences. The results of the following research focusing on transition from IVET to higher education and professional education and training point out that only 11 per cent of the apprentices, having completed a VET certificate, continue studying in tertiary level seven years after they got their certificate. However, youngsters who have completed a school-based VET scheme are much more inclined to continue in the tertiary level, mainly in the universities of applied sciences. ln this paper, we explore as well the predictors, which smoothen the entry in tertiary level after having completed an IVET. Especially the professional education and training on a tertiary level needs more support from policy makers.

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Thomas Meyer

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12 Jun 2019 16:24

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