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Slovenian Minister of Education visits SFIVET

Slovenia is currently engaged in the reintroduction of a dual vocational education and training system. In this context, Maja Makovec Brenčič, the Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport, visited several institutions in Switzerland, among them the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET in Zollikofen.

SFIVET to take part in International VPET Congress 2016

The 2nd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training will be held in Winterthur from 20 to 22 June 2016. As one of the strategic partners of this congress, SFIVET will plan and organise a seminar entitled, “Introducing dual-track VET programmes in existing education systems: challenges and achievements in Gabon and Bulgaria”.

Colorado delegates study the Swiss dual-track VET system

With the United States showing increasing interest in Swiss vocational education and training, the state of Colorado sent a large delegation comprised of both government officials and business leaders to Switzerland this week to gain a clearer understanding of the Swiss system of vocational education and training, which is often cited as a model of reference. On 26 January, Colorado delegates were welcomed at the House of Cantons in Bern by SERI and SFIVET representatives for a presentation of the Swiss system.

Albanian minister interested in knowing more about Swiss VET system

Albania considers Switzerland’s dual-track VET system to be a reference model. It was for this reason that the Albanian Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Blendi Klosi, visited Switzerland to meet with various VET partners on 14 and 15 December 2015. 

South Korea and China increasingly interested in dual-track VET

Lausanne, 27.11.2015 – Three weeks after signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with HRD Korea in Seoul, SFIVET received an 18-person delegation from South Korea in Lausanne on 27 November. On 25 November, representatives of the Department of Education of Hubei Province, China, and on 26 November a delegation from Pingxiang University, China visited SFIVET for a presentation of Switzerland’s vocational education and training system.

SFIVET signs MoU with HRD Korea

During his visit to South Korea, SFIVET Board Chairman Dr. Philippe Gnaegi and HRD Korea President Dr. Park Young-bum signed on November 3, 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations. The main focus of the MoU is the exchange of information, staff mobility and participation in or joint organisation of seminars on vocational education and training.

SFIVET awarded contract for cost-benefit survey of apprenticeship training for 2017

A favourable cost-benefit ratio in apprenticeship training is an important incentive for companies to offer apprenticeship positions. As part of a WTO-compliant tendering procedure, SFIVET and its partner, M.I.S. Trend SA, were awarded the contract to conduct the fourth cost-benefit survey of apprenticeship training in Switzerland.

Bulgaria: Official start of dual-track VET programmes

Official start of the first dual-track VET programmes in Bulgaria