ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) In recent years there has been increasing international interest in vocational education and training (VET). The discussion about the success factors of VET and the extent dual VET can offer advantages to developing countries however is still ongoing. Switzerland, with its own unique and strong VET system has a long tradition of implementing VET in development countries. Experts from the field will feed in their experience into the course, which provides an overview of the systems and process dimensions of VET, opportunities for VET implementation, their implications, as well as constraints. At the end, participants will have strengthened their competence in portfolio management for VET, skills development and labor market policies.
Duration: 04.11. – 08.11.2019 Registration for courses in the fall semester 2019 start on the 27th of May 2019. The course can either be taken individually, or as a part of the CAS in Development Cooperation.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) We are able to provide individuals and small groups with customised programmes and study tours tailored to individual professional needs. Topics Programmes can be arranged in most development related subjects. Recent examples have focussed on: Climate change and governance; Monitoring and evaluation of development projects; Gender and development; Management information systems. We can provide tailor-made study sessions, guided reading and seminar style discussions with members of the School of International Development teaching faculty and research team plus wider access to staff throughout the university. Members have extensive experience in North Africa, most countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South and South East Asia and the Far East, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Pacific and Europe.
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Rooted in Switzerland’s own unique and strong system, vocational education and training (VET) has been one of the key pillars in Swiss international cooperation ever since its beginnings. After a slack period, VET is back on the agenda of international cooperation. The aim of the module is to strengthen the competence in portfolio management for VET, skills development and labor market policies.
Key Topics - Basic concepts and terms, both in the German-speaking and Anglo-American traditions - Differences and commonalities between VET and neighboring systems - Planning, assessment and counseling of VET interventions with different objectives: economic development, poverty alleviation, creation of self-employment or systems development - Analysis of VET as a cooperation system of stakeholders with different duties, interests and competencies - Swissness and specific Swiss strengths in VET: potentials and limitations of transferring the dual VET system to other socio-cultural and economic contexts - Background, the potential use and the limitations of (national) qualification frameworks