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09.03.2015
Highlighting competences developed at the FVJC

Highlighting competences developed through volunteer work at the FVJC: acquiring skills needed to enter working life.

20.02.2015
Bundestag delegation visits SFIVET

In mid-February, the SFIVET received 7 members of the Bundestag Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment.

20.02.2015
Study: vocational and general education pathways prepare people equally well for their future careers

Workers in Switzerland often no longer work in the occupational field for which they were initially trained. Nevertheless, according to a study conducted by Annina Eymann and Prof. Dr. Jürg Schweri, around 80% of men and women consider their competences to be adequate. Moreover, working in a field other than the one for which they were initially trained does not result in a lower income level.

16.12.2014
SFIVET takes part in Cedefop Workshop in Thessaloniki

At the end of November, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) held a two-day workshop in the Greek city of Thessaloniki.

15.12.2014
International recognition for SFIVET researchers

Best Research & Practice Project award 2014

10.12.2014
SFIVET takes part in official Swiss delegation to China

At the end of November, Ambassador Mauro Moruzzi, the head of the International Relations Division at the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), led a delegation that met with representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Education in Beijing at the first meeting of the Sino-Swiss Joint Working Group.

04.12.2014
Expert report on tertiary-level professional education and training by SFIVET now online

SFIVET has prepared an expert report on tertiary-level VET on behalf of the Swiss Science and Innovation Council (SWIR).

19.11.2014
SFIVET earns recognition for its commitment to family andwork balance and equal pay for men and women

The organisational structure and organisational/management culture are among the strengths of the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET). For this reason, the UND Office has awarded SFIVET the "family and work balance" label. In addition, the Logib equal pay analysis confirms that SFIVET provides "equal pay for equal work". At managerial level, however, the gender ratio could be improved.

10.11.2014
Gender and migration in research and practice at SFIVET

First conference devoted to the theme "Gender and Migration in Different Tracks of Higher Education“

07.11.2014
Innovations at SFIVET Day 2014 at Lake Side in Zurich

Improving the quality of Swiss dual-track VET programmes by raising professional standards in teaching and training, by developing a set of didactics tailored to the specific needs of two main learning locations (i.e. vocational school and host company) or by developing and implementing a job profile for the VET programme for the Federal VET Diploma in Carpentry: SFIVET Day 2014 was characterised by innovations and a book presentation.