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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