At least two-thirds of adults in every EU Member State agree that their government should prioritise investment in adult learning, a new Cedefop survey says. Across the EU, people believe that adult learning and training will become more important to career progression over the next 10 years, an argument strengthened by the 88% of adults who said that their job requires them to keep their skills constantly up to date.
According to an opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) carried out by Cedefop, around 64% of respondents who studied VET in Greece found their first long-term job within a year, compared to 49% of those who studied general education. However, education in Greece at upper secondary level is dominated by the Panhellenic exams; they will decide to which university a student will go and what they will study.
Does vocational education and training (VET) have a positive image in Slovakia or Spain? How likely are VET graduates to continue to higher education in Cyprus or Germany? Answers to these and many more questions are provided in Cedefop’s European public opinion survey on VET country reports.
Cedefop’s first European opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) provides unprecedented access to citizens’ opinions on awareness, attractiveness, experience and effectiveness of VET in the European Union (EU). To showcase the findings, Cedefop has developed data visualisations online.
Cedefop has published the report of its first European opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET). The survey provides an unprecedented perspective on citizens’ opinions on awareness, attractiveness, experience and effectiveness of VET in the European Union (EU).
Cedefop’s first opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET), launched in 2016, provides unique new data on how European citizens perceive its attractiveness and effectiveness.
60% of the people that have participated in Vocational Education and Training (VET) got a long-term job within a month of finishing their studies.
Almost nine out of ten graduates (87%) who have gone through vocational education and training (VET) are happy with the work-related skills they have acquired, while only 62% of general education graduates report being satisfied with their acquired job related skills.
Awareness is the first step in creating attractiveness on vocational education and training (VET).
Around two in three Europeans (68%) think that vocational education at the upper secondary stage has a positive image in their country, while just under a quarter (23%) think the opposite.