This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Slovenia. It provides insights into its main features and highlights system developments and current challenges.
Slovenia has a strong VET tradition; participation at upper secondary level is the highest in the EU. The VET system in Slovenia is attractive, flexible and offers a variety of learning modes and progression opportunities for learners; the share of early leavers is kept low. The importance of raising adult skills levels is growing, as is the need to focus on strengthening digital skills and broadening opportunities for upskilling and reskilling.
Slovenia is responding to challenges, including those posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on modernising vocational education. Its basic goal is adapting education to the digital and sustainable transition and increasing the resilience of the education system.