IJRVET: Transition From Low-Threshold Vocational Education and Training to Work in Switzerland: Factors Influencing Objective and Subjective Career Success

The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) recently published a new article. The authors are Claudia Hofmann, Kurt Häfeli, Xenia Müller and Annette Krauss (all authors are from the University of Applied Science in Special Needs Education, Switzerland). Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.8.2.1 Abstract Context: There are currently two low-threshold vocational education …

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Call for Papers: 7th International Congress on Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2-4 February 2022 in Bern, Switzerland

Provided by Dr Sonja Engelage, senior researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, VETNET member, sonja.engelage@ehb.swiss The 7th International VET Congress is devoted to the theme “The future potential of vocational education and training: Strengthening VET for the next generation”. The theme alludes to the divergent developments that vocational education and …

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IJRVET reaches Q2 in SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator captures the scientific influence of journals indexed in the major science database, SCOPUS. The indicator records which journals cite a journal and how often a journal is cited. Thus, not only the "impact factor" of a journal, expressed in the number of citations, is taken into account, but also …

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IJRVET: Regional Disparities in the Training Market & The Dilemmas of Flexibilisation of Vocational Education and Training

The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) recently published two new articles: Regional Disparities in the Training Market: Opportunities for Adolescents to Obtain a Company-Based Training Place Depending on Regional Training Market Conditions by Christian Michaelis and Robin Busse (both authors: Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany). The Dilemmas of Flexibilisation of …

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6th International Conference on Employer Engagement: Preparing Young People for the Future

Provided by Dr Andrea Laczik, Head of Research, Edge Foundation, VETNET member, ALaczik@edge.co.uk Hosted by Education and Employers in partnership with the Edge Foundation, this year’s International Conference on Employer Engagement takes place on 1st and 2nd July and will be running virtually for the first time. Through keynotes, panel discussions and presentations, the two-day …

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How Florist Apprentices Explore Bouquet Designs: Supporting Design Space Exploration for Vocational Students

The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The authors are Kevin Gonyop Kim (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland), Catharine Oertel (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) and Pierre Dillenbourg (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland). Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.8.1.4 Abstract Context: Exploring the design space …

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Varieties Within a Collective Skill Formation System: How VET Governance in Switzerland is Shaped by Associations

The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The authors are Regula Bürgi (University of Zurich, Switzerland) and Philipp Gonon (University of Zurich, Switzerland). Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.8.1.3 Abstract Context: International scholarship and policy tend to depict national structures governing Vocational Education and Training (VET) as uniform and …

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Joint Cedefop/OECD publication on ‘The next steps for apprenticeship’ & Call for papers for the 2021 joint Cedefop-OECD symposium on Apprenticeships for greener economies and societies

The joint Cedefop and OECD publication on The next steps for apprenticeship is now online.  Contributions of 16 authoring teams from Europe, Australia, Canada and the US look at the future of apprenticeship from the perspective of emerging policy objectives, new approaches to education and training and external megatrends. Authors examine how apprenticeship is or may be affected …

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Returns to Workplace Training for Male and Female Employees and Implications for the Gender Wage gap: A Quantile Regression Analysis

Yesterday the International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The author is Rosella Icardi (University of Bath, United Kingdom). Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.8.1.2 Abstract Context: Existing studies have explored the association between workplace training and wages suggesting that training participation may have a positive association with wages. …

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Vocational Students’ Ways of Handling the Academic/Vocational Divide

Yesterday the International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The author is Lisa Ferm (Linköping University, Sweden). Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.8.1.1 Abstract Purpose: The focus of this article is on Swedish vocational students’ own thoughts about different types of knowledge and how these thoughts relate to the …

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