The Slovak dual vocational education and training (VET) system was launched in 2015/16. And first results are encouraging.

VET has traditionally been a strong pillar of the Slovak education system. Participation in secondary VET is among the highest in the EU.

However, VET graduates’ competences do not always match labour market requirements. The dual VET system was launched to address the mismatch. Initiated by employers, particularly from the automotive industry, it supports closer school-company partnerships and encourages a shift to labour market demand-driven VET.

Cedefop has just released two publications, Spotlight on VET: Slovakia and Vocational education and training in Slovakia: short description, to coincide with the country's holding of the rotating EU Presidency. The publications are based on input from ReferNet Slovakia.

Check out the infographic of the Slovak VET system.