Facts and Figures

Swiss VPET system

Vocational education and training (VET) is provided at upper-secondary level. Professional education is provided at tertiary level. Both VET and professional education use clearly defined training plans and national qualification procedures. They are also characterised by a high degree of permeability: the ability to pursue subsequent education and training opportunities, switch between vocational/professional pathways and general education/university pathwaysand change the course of their working lives. The Swiss VPET system offers a broad selection of available training options. Courses cater to different abilities and are geared to the needs of different age groups. A wide range of job-related continuing education and training (CET) courses can also be found at all levels.

Folie: Swiss VPET system

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Folie: Vocational education and training (VET)

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