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.

The figures are consistent across countries, with all country averages showing that VET graduates are more satisfied with the job-related skills acquired in comparison to general education graduates.

These are some of the results from Cedefop’s first opinion survey on VET in Europe, where European citizen’s perceptions on VET in the EU-28 member states have been explored.

In other educational aspects, the level of satisfaction is more similar.


VET opinion survey - Q1 Have you heard about VET before