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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.

Gender and migration in research and practice at SFIVET

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

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.

New director for Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training

Today the Federal Council confirmed the SFIVET Board's appointment of Dr. phil. Cornelia Oertle as the new Director of the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET), effective 1 February 2015.

Book publication of "Intercultural Competences for Intercultural Education and Training"

Nowadays transnational migration flows is an inevitable consequence of the increased mobility of individuals. It implies to cope with differences and with cultural discontinuity also in the education and training sector at all levels.

The Swiss National Science Foundation supports new SFIVET project

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports new SFIVET project on apprenticeship trainers

Promoting the attractiveness of vocational education and training: the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) at the BIBB Congress 2014

Prof. Dr. Carmen Baumeler gave a keynote speech on securing the attractiveness of the Swiss vocational education and training system in the special forum "Internationalisation of Vocational Education and Training".

International VPET Congress in Winterthur from 15 to 18 September 2014

In 2014, the Confederation will launch the first international congress devoted exclusively to vocational and professional education and training (VPET). This event is intended to build an image, foster bilateral exchanges between businessmen and policymakers and present best practices in host companies and vocational schools. SFIVET is one of the partners? of this congress alongside the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), professional organisations and the Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW).

EU project "PraeLAB" has been selected as Best Practice Model

The EU project "PraeLAB", which SFIVET was actively involved in, has been selected as one of twelve Best Practice Models for prevention and intervention in response to the dropout phenomenon

Fit for the Labour Market – SFIVET in South Korea

The Swiss Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) recently took part in a seminar in Korea focused on achieving better alignment of the training content of Korean VET programmes with the actual needs of the labour market.