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What are the reasons for choosing VET as an educational path?

Results from Cedefop's opinion survey on vocational education and training in Europe

The chart below shows reasons why respondents chose to do either vocational or general education when they were at upper secondary education. Results are available for two groups: those who went on vocational education and those who did general education.

The two main reasons given by respondents who did vocational education are the likelihood of finding a job (46%) and interest in the subjects (41%).

The most common reason among respondents who did general education was the possibility of continuing to higher education. See the chart below for complete results.

Base: Respondents who went to general or vocational education at the upper secondary level (n= 23,945)
Source: Cedefop's opinion survey of VET in Europe
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