Skills beyond School

Synthesis Report

Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. What type of training is needed to meet the needs of changing economies? How should the programmes be funded? How should they be linked to academic and university programmes? How can employers and unions be engaged? This report synthesises the findings of the series of  country reports done on skills beyond school.

Published on November 13, 2014Also available in: German, Spanish, French, Korean

In series:OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Trainingview more titles


Summary and policy recommendations
The hidden world of professional education and training
Enhancing the profile of professional education and training
Three key elements of high-quality post-secondary programmes
Transparency in learning outcomes
Clearer pathways for learners
Key characteristics of effective vocational systems
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