Comparing International Vocational Education and Training Programs

| March 28, 2018

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When education-system actors have all the power, the result is school-based career education or VET that ignores the needs and opinions of employers. This leads to a number of common VET-program struggles, such as a mismatch between the education students receive and the job market. In one egregious example, a major American city offered VET in horse-shoeing; the city was not known for its horse population.

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