VET between Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development
In recent years there has been increasing international interest in vocational education and training (VET). This course explores the success factors of VET and the extent to which dual VET can offer advantages to developing countries. Switzerland, with its own unique and strong VET system, has a long tradition of implementing VET in developing countries. Experts from the field will bring the insights and lessons of their hands-on experience to the course, which provides an overview of the systems and process dimensions of VET and the implications of and constraints to implementing VET. By the end of the course, participants will have strengthened their competence in portfolio management for VET and have gained a realistic understanding of the opportunities and challenges of VET for specific developing country contexts as well as of best practices in scaling up VET. This course can either be taken individually or as part of a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Development and Cooperation.