SFIVET - latest news 

Location
Insert keyword
05.06.2015
More emphasis on foreign language instruction in VET

Half of all learners enrolled in VET programmes study a foreign language. According to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), this ratio is still too low to meet the needs of the Swiss economy. The Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) is developing a competence centre for bilingual VET, offering courses to future teachers to support the spread of bilingual VET throughout Switzerland.

13.05.2015
Good labour market opportunities with a Federal VET Certificate

In general, graduates of a two-year vocational education and training programme with Federal VET Certificate (EBA) in the retail and catering professions have good opportunities in terms of a successful integration into labour market or in advanced training. Their chances are comparable with those of professionals with a Swiss Federal VET Diploma (EFZ) and are actually higher than those of former elementary trainees (Anlehrlinge) in the same professional fields. This is the conclusion of the VET Certificate Career Study, a collaborative research project of the SFIVET and the University of Applied Sciences in Special Needs Education (HfH) in Zurich.

11.05.2015
International cooperation in vocational and professional education and training (IC-VPET) – First national stakeholders meeting organised by the Confederation

In cooperation with the relevant federal offices (SERI, SDC, SECO, Directorate of Political Affairs, SEM), SFIVET decided to organise the first national IC-VPET stakeholders meeting, which was hosted by SERI at the end of April.

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
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.

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.

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