Full issue 17
Whereas the demand for highly qualified personnel is constantly increasing, the lack of adequate and appropriate qualification measures that foster self-reliant learning competence is evident. Additionally, in today’s complex world of work and lean forms of work organization, requirements not only include professional competences but also further dimensions such as social and personal competencies (e.g. teamwork, communication, problem solving etc.). In order to address these challenges, limiting TVET to theory-based and input-oriented learning is insufficient – rather it needs to be intertwined with experience-based, experiential and informal learning in real work situations.
Editorial Issue 17: Self-reliant learning by implementing work-based and work-related learning approaches
Full issue 17
VET plays a vital role in equipping the youth of a country with skills for employability, which employers profit from in terms of a skilled workforce, a key for productivity. A well-functioning VET system is a prerequisite; one example is the German dual VET system. In this article, major stakeholders, institutions and legal frameworks that contribute towards the success of dual VET are described. Moreover, the basic aspects of the two learning venues – training at the company and the vocational school – as well as the different motivations to engage in VET are outlined, considering the perspectives of the industry, government and apprentice.