Status and future of initial and advanced vocational education and training profiles

Changes that have taken place in the wake of academisation from the perspective of companies

Coverbild: BWP 5/2017
Ausgabe/Jahr (Jahrgang) 5/2017 (46)
Seite(n) 28-31

What is the future viability of initial and continuing VET in the light of increasing academisation? How are company career pathways structured, and what is the status of advanced VET programmes from a company point of view? The results of a research project conducted by the Distance Learning University in Hagen provide evidence that academic programmes are squeezing out dual VET in some instances despite the great esteem which companies express for the latter. At the same time, however, trends indicating a strengthening of VET are also discernible. The article investigates this in greater detail by looking at an example from the retail sector.